Geshe Michael Roach’s method didn’t work well for his secret marriage to Christie McNally, nor for the relationships of his advanced students — those who spent years studying Tantra at Diamond Mountain University in Arizona. As McNally wrote: “… I reflected back on the seven years of the Tantric course, and thought about the huge number of break-ups that happened constantly in that community. And then I thought of Khen Rinpoche’s community in Howell, New Jersey, how they were all these happily married couples that have stayed together for as long as I’ve known them.”
Four years before his divorce in 2010, Geshe Michael taught a “Spiritual Partners” class:
So you want a perfect partner, you don’t have a perfect partner or you have a partner who is not perfect, right, you don’t have to switch, you don’t have to switch. Forget the divorce, you don’t need, it doesn’t work. The karma follows you, no, it does, it always does. Doesn’t matter, you can … it doesn’t help to try to remove this person from your life or I am going to find a better one, it doesn’t work that way. They are being created, everything about them that, that you don’t love, everything about them that is changing, everything about them that is not is not irritating, it’s all coming from you. It’s not coming from them. It doesn’t help to get rid of them. The karma will follow you, you know, the seed is in your mind, you see. The reality is coming from your mind.”
It is regrettable that Geshe Michael Roach is now unsupportive of his ex-wife who previously taught by his side and whom he had viewed as the Tantric Buddha “Vajrayogini in the flesh.”
To be continued…
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Abro, cierro / I open, I close
’toy [Estoy] cercana, ’toy muy lejos / I’m nearby, I’m very far
Abro y cierro, es un misterio. / I open and close, it’s a mystery.
Es un pájaro que vuela muy alto / It’s a bird that flies very high
Y se deja perder en mi cielo / And it lets itself get lost in my sky
Estoy cercana estoy muy lejos
Abro y cierro, es un misterio
Al volar tan alto se perdió en mi silencio / While flying so high it got lost in my silence
Y con tristeza no volvió / And sadly it didn’t return
Don’t you think he’s gonna try
Don’t you think he’s gonna cry
Don’t you want him by your side?
Un mar adentro me enseño a querer / A sea inside taught me how to love
Y fui sola / And I went alone
A(l) contemplarlo desde tan cerca me quedé muda / When contemplating it so close I became speechless
El precio es caro, el precio es caro / The price is expensive, the price is expensive