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 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...