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The Diamond Mountain Blog

This is an unofficial blog of news and info from Diamond Mountain University and Retreat Center which was founded by Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of the Dalai Lamas.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

There were ten people who took Bohdisattva vows tonight in the main temple. It was just plain beautiful. These people loved their teachers a lot, you could feel it. I've never seen people so thankful for one another. After the ceremony everyone went to the kitchen yurt for diner before the fire puja started. It was absolutely packed. Big crews came up today for Will Duncan and Anne. Also for Ven. Gyelse. So many young people. It was awsome. I love that about Diamond Mountain. There are a lot of people involved that are in their twenties and thirties. The energy is very high right now. People are laughing like maniacs. Some are crying as they realize how long their friends are going to be gone.
As we sat in the temple we were reminded of how many people have taken beautiful vows in that space. It's true. I have and I have witnessed so many holy events in that space. It's a special place for me. Then I thought about it more. I thought about all the "new" people that have come here and now feel connected to the place. Working on the land can really connect you to it. It struck me that there are no boundaries to Diamond Mountain. If you think of it right, you can be two thousand miles away and still be at Diamond Mountain. If this place is holy, then every place is holy. It's all touching. Where does a holy place end? The walls of the temple? The end of the driveway? The top of the closest mountain? It ends in New York City and Los Angeles. It ends at the table in your parents house. If you want to take it with you, you can. The ground under your feet is under the retreat home of your teacher. It's the same ground. You just need to put your mind on it.

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