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84 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 9 replies · +10 points

Scott Carney's article will be in the March issue of Playboy. He said it will also be on his website.

87 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 9 replies · +3 points

There was a bear that showed up during the DM Vajrayogini 10-day retreat about 2008 or 2009. Several of the retreaters had experience with it. It ripped open one tent and stole the offerings from her alter. Another woman came out of her tent, saw it, puffed herself up and started shouting mantras. It went away. I assumed it was the same bear. Did they kill that one too.
I am very very sad to hear about this.
Smokey how could you even chose that name? Smokey represents survival. I assumed the bear was relocated from what you wrote. Nice cover up.

Also, Jerry, we don't have any dogs back here. There are 6 of us spread out on probably 100 acres or more. Over the hill and near the road a guy has a couple dogs. It is quiet back here. Very rare to see a dog out here. (one old fat cat that can hardly walk)

87 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 3 replies · +3 points

Sorry to hear about the bear and the javelinas.

A few times a month DMers do rituals where they offer food to the spirits. They take it outside their cabins when they are done, whatever beings want to partake. The animals are probably learning their schedule since it is based on various moon cycles. Perhaps this practice should be banned in the interest of protecting life and obeying the laws. Making an offering with one's mind is just at powerful as setting out a bunch of fruit, meat, and cookies.

We are nearly animal free over here. It can happen.

Three years ago we had a herd of more than 15 deer that grazed around here. One day they entirely circled my house grazing while I snapped photos from every window. Now I occasionally I see one or two.
We had bobcats that I saw sometimes. Not any more.

A pack of javelina used to regularly clean up orange rinds after the birds finish eating. They had a cripple in their pack for years so they were very comfortable living around here. Now they all seem to be gone.

Even the coyotes are few and far between. I used to hear them howl at night. Now it is a special event to hear them.

What is up with that?

87 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 0 replies · +5 points

Roach certainly knew about the internet. Follow this link and read a letter from one of his former students which documents his knowledge in 1999. I feel pretty confident that was not his first exposure to the internet.
This open letter, from a man of principle, paints an interesting picture. http://www.lamrim.com/dmtn/

88 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 1 reply · +2 points

Jerry, How would one transport 300# of weed through the desert and that kind of terrain?

89 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 1 reply · +1 points

Nanda may be referring to one of the first retreat women who left Roach after the retreat and became a nun with FPMT. There were actually 5 full-time women in retreat. The word on this forum was that there were some part-time women as well.

89 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 14 replies · +6 points

I am ready to turn the reams of Roach papers and books into post consumer products. He said these words had the power to transform and I am about to prove it.

91 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 0 replies · +3 points

The Medical Examiner's Report: "Circumstances of death. Mr. Thorson, a 38-year-old man, and his wife were camping/living in a cave for the last nine days eating berries. He was having stomach pains and they ran out of water three days prior."

Sheriff's Report: "One civilian identified as x x. According to the information received, she brought food and water to the two individuals, with the last food drop about three weeks ago."

The term 'last food drop' implies it was an ongoing process. At the very least, the reports indicate they were in the area at for the month of April.

If they left for a period of time in March, why did they return?

Where the photo is displayed on the web, the caption says it was taken in May 2012. We know that didn't happen. Maybe that is why ABC said spring 2012.

91 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 0 replies · +3 points

On closer examination. The civilian identified as xx name is the first block of black...followed by (block of black) between two parenthesis. The name is much shorter than I originally thought. The description or alternate name is the second block of black.

91 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Michael Roach Bubble. · 5 replies · +4 points

Not many people get to take a helicopter ride while on three-year retreat. The sheriff's report say retreaters hiked up the mountain without any water and were dehydrated. The medics had to give them water before they air lifted them out. We know it wasn't anybody with horse sense. I wonder if someone in retreat also had a cell phone. Or were they expecting the drama to unfold like a script and they could tell something was going wrong.