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"Dang Zang" is an empty name. The blog has to do with the dharma; material related to Buddhist teachings (Tibetan style in particular, Kagyu in even more particular), meditation, gurus and lamas be they genuine or flaky, books and events. I do have a more personal blog, Pica Pica, and a site for my work.

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Thursday June 7th, 2012. Posted by Alex W:

The sad and stupid events in the Arizona desert

A couple of weeks ago in http://chagchen.org/2012/05/22/should-names-be-named/ I mentioned the “sorry story of the death in a cave in the Arizona desert at the Diamond Mountain centre”, but saw no point in commenting directly, although the thoughts about untrustworthy “gurus” were prompted by those events.

If anyone was interested but didn’t choose to follow it up, the story has got to the front page of the Independent today: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-death-of-yoga-student-ian-thorson—and-the-wall-of-meditative-silence-that-met-police-7821159.html

PS Most of the dirt is also on the NYT at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/us/mysterious-yoga-retreat-ends-in-a-grisly-death.html?pagewanted=all



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