Postcard 74 from Robina, Delhi, October 24, 2016

Postcard 74 from Robina, Delhi, October 24, 2016

I’ve been a month in India since leaving Kathmandu on September 24. Delhi first, then changed flights for Dharamsala – as they call the airport in Kangra, even though it’s 40 minutes southwest of Dharamsala. This was my first visit since I left in April 2011, which is...
Postcard 46 from Robina: Kathmandu, Saturday, October 25, 2014

Postcard 46 from Robina: Kathmandu, Saturday, October 25, 2014

After more than five months in Australia, on October 13 I was gone again. First stop was Hong Kong for a few hours, then Delhi. Ven. Samten Gyalten, an Indian nun whom I’d met at Tushita in Dharamsala in 2010 and is now managing Tushita Delhi, had invited me to...
Postcard 2 from Robina: Dharamsala, Monday March 21, 2011

Postcard 2 from Robina: Dharamsala, Monday March 21, 2011

Tushita has been pretty quiet for a week. The 12 or so people here doing a one-month course to prepare for ordination as monks and nuns are working away in the Medicine Buddha gompa, above the dining room, but that’s it, apart from the staff. They’ll go...
Postcard 1 from Robina: Dharamsala, Monday March 7, 2011

Postcard 1 from Robina: Dharamsala, Monday March 7, 2011

On March 3 there was a new moon. It was also the first day of the Year of the Iron Rabbit, 2138, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. Someone here in Dharamsala predicted that the weather would turn at the new moon, and, sure enough, it has. It’s been...