Finally, a major news outlet has taken note of the death of Ian Thorson this past April. New York Times reporter Fernanda Santos reveals little we haven't already been told, but she does a pretty good job of telling the story that we did already know.
The one tidbit of information that was new to me was that when Michael Roach filed for divorce from Christie McNally in 2010, the filing declared the couple's assets to be "an old Dodge Durango, $30,000 in credit card debt and little else." I thought Roach had made millions of dollars in a diamond business. In any event, he continues to tour the world promoting his program for using Buddhist teachings to achieve business success.
[Update: See also "Death at a Silent Yoga Retreat Poses Obvious Reporting Problems" from the Atlantic Wire.]
Links to this blog's archives of stories about Michael Roach et al. are below the fold for those who have missed the story so far.
May 2008, "In the News -- Oppression and Partnership"
December 2009, "Cosmic Management and Prosperity Training?"
June 2011, "Fire, Wild and Otherwise"
May 2, 2012, "Sad News From Arizona"
May 7, 2012, "Unspiritual Secrets"
May 8, 2012, "On Criticizing Clergy"
May 10, 2012, "On Criticizing Anybody"
May 24, 2012, "Diamond Mountain Update"
From other About.com guides (I'm not necessarily endorsing these):
"Karmic Management Book Review" by the Guide to Business Majors. (Yes, you too can use Buddhist teachings to enjoy business success and end up with an old Dodge Durango!)
"Too Much Closeness?" by the Guides to Marriage.