Postcard 78 from Robina, Cumbria, March 26, 2017

Postcard 78 from Robina, Cumbria, March 26, 2017

2017-03-26 11:00:00 It was straight to London from Riga, February 6, for two months in the UK. From Heathrow I took a train to London. As usual, instead of flying, my usual method of getting around the world, I got myself a senior’s train pass that allowed me to go...
Postcard 66 from Robina: Bogotá, January 25, 2016

Postcard 66 from Robina: Bogotá, January 25, 2016

2016-01-25 11:00:00 A pre-dawn drive with Violette and Francois from Marzens to Toulouse airport got me to my plane for London. I had a six-hour wait, which is not unusual. Because I have so many miles in my Qantas plan, I get to stay in the first class lounges at the...
Postcard 67 from Robina: San Juan, February 28, 2016

Postcard 67 from Robina: San Juan, February 28, 2016

2016-02-28 11:00:00 Here I am in Puerto Rico again, at Yangsi Rinpoche’s center; my last visit was two years ago, also in March. The first bit of sun I’ve had for a while. It’s Spring here, and a lot warmer than up north. But before this, during the past month after...
Postcard 68 from Robina: Laguna Beach, March 28, 2016

Postcard 68 from Robina: Laguna Beach, March 28, 2016

2016-03-28 11:00:00 Thubten Kunga Center director Rebecca Smith met me in Miami on Monday February 29 and drove me the hour up the coast to Deerfield Beach. The center has been there for twenty-plus years, started by Jacie Keeley, one of Lama Yeshe’s former...
Postcard 69 from Robina: Brisbane, May 20, 2016

Postcard 69 from Robina: Brisbane, May 20, 2016

2016-05-20 11:00:00 It’s six weeks since I left Los Angeles, at 10:30pm Monday March 28, and landed in Sydney 15 hours later, at 6:30am Wednesday the 30th. It was Spring in California and Autumn in Sydney, but it felt pretty much the same, weather-wise. I went...
Postcard 70 from Robina: Dunedin, June 5, 2016

Postcard 70 from Robina: Dunedin, June 5, 2016

2016-06-05 11:00:00 I flew to Auckland on Friday, May 20. It’s less than three hours from Sydney. New Zealand! I haven’t been here for 10 years, perhaps longer. I like this place. It’s small, for a start – less than the population of Melbourne, which is 5 million or...