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

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

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 leaving Colombia...
Postcard 39 from Robina: Denver, Friday, April 4, 2014

Postcard 39 from Robina: Denver, Friday, April 4, 2014

I flew into Denver on April 4, my mother’s birthday. She was born in 1910 and died thirty-three years ago. But birthdays, being a big deal in our culture, stay in the mind. I remember the birthdays of all my siblings and my parents, but not, I must say, of my...
Postcard 19 from Robina: Portland, Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Postcard 19 from Robina: Portland, Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Land of Medicine Buddha course ended at lunch-time on January 22. No time to waste. I’d just heard that there was to be a long-life puja for Geshe Dakpa, the resident lama at Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco, where I’d lived between 2001 and 2008. No way...
Postcard 10 from Robina: Washington DC, Tuesday July 12, 2011

Postcard 10 from Robina: Washington DC, Tuesday July 12, 2011

My five days at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe went like the wind, but felt like two weeks because we packed so much in (click here for Thubten Norbu Ling’s website). I arrived from New York on Thursday June 30 and left for Washington DC the morning of July 6....