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  When I first met Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, at Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, Australia, in 1976, I knew I wanted a spiritual path but I didn’t know I needed a spiritual teacher: a mentor, a lama, a guru.   The fact is, whatever we learn, the...
Postcard 69 from Robina: Brisbane, May 20, 2016

Postcard 69 from Robina: Brisbane, May 20, 2016

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 straight to my sister...
Postcard 28 from Robina: Lavaur, Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Postcard 28 from Robina: Lavaur, Tuesday, July 24, 2012

From Madrid, where I wrote my last postcard, I flew to Athens for a couple of days, then took the ferry to Paros for a week at Tao’s Center in the Greek Isles. From Paros it was back to Athens for my flight to Toulouse and a week at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s...
Postcard 18 from Robina: Santa Cruz, Sunday, January 22, 2012

Postcard 18 from Robina: Santa Cruz, Sunday, January 22, 2012

My six weeks in Boston came to an end on January 13 with my four-plus hour bus ride to New York to fly to San Francisco. When I first arrived in New York late November from Amman and needed to get to Boston, I took the Amtrak train. This time I discovered there are...