Postcard 77 from Robina, Riga, January 20, 2017

Postcard 77 from Robina, Riga, January 20, 2017

I left off postcard 76 with this: “Tomorrow, Friday January 13, I fly to Stockholm, via London. In Sweden for two weeks, the UK for two months, then other bits of Europe till mid-July.” Actually, I missed out a place: Martigny in Switzerland. François, Violette and I...
Postcard 68 from Robina: Laguna Beach, March 28, 2016

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

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 attendants. She settled in the...
Postcard 62 from Robina: New York, NY, November 8, 2015

Postcard 62 from Robina: New York, NY, November 8, 2015

After saying goodbye to Dechen and the rest in Portland on Thursday, October 22, I spent the day in three airplanes, ending up in the evening at Burlington, Vermont, staying the night with old friends Shelley and Jim Hagan, on my way to a weekend at Milarepa Center....
Postcard 61 from Robina: Portland, OR, October 22, 2015

Postcard 61 from Robina: Portland, OR, October 22, 2015

From the Staffords in Santa Cruz I went to Reno, NV for the weekend of October 9–11. On my first visit there, two years ago, I drove. It’s only five hours, and I like driving. Well, maybe I used to like driving: the thought of it this time didn’t appeal to me, so I...
Postcard 53 from Robina: Athens, April 6, 2015

Postcard 53 from Robina: Athens, April 6, 2015

I arrived in Athens from London Monday March 30. Again, I’d been invited by Tao’s Center, on Paros, an island in the Aegian, one of the group called the Cyclades. My friend Panos picked me up and took me to our friend Angeliki’s, in Byronas. She lives in the apartment...