Postcard 60 from Robina: Santa Cruz, CA, October 6, 2015

Postcard 60 from Robina: Santa Cruz, CA, October 6, 2015

It’s Wednesday, September 30 and I am in California. My last blog was written in April, so I’ve missed quite a few, which I will write, gradually: PC 55: May in Spain, Latvia, Russia, and Kopan Monastery; PC 56: June in Sydney, Indonesia, and the Blue Mountains; PC...
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...
Postcard 52 from Robina: Leeds, March 29, 2015

Postcard 52 from Robina: Leeds, March 29, 2015

After forty hours of heavy-duty travel, in two cars over the mountain roads of Nepal, three planes – Varanasi to Delhi to London to Glasgow – I finally made it to Scotland, where Martin McDonald picked me up at Glasgow airport and took me the final four hours...
Postcard 38 from Robina: Portland, Monday, March 10, 2014

Postcard 38 from Robina: Portland, Monday, March 10, 2014

I visit FPMT’s Maitripa College in Portland, OR every year. Now in Portland. Monday March 10. I always spend a week here, and no different this year. Boise is an hour away so I got here Monday morning March 10. As usual, there was Carina and beaming Dechen, six...
Postcard 23 from Robina: Sydney, Thursday, May 3, 2012

Postcard 23 from Robina: Sydney, Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sydney again, and seven months since my dramatic departure last year after accomplishing the normally impossible task of getting a visa to India in three hours. I talked about it in my postcard 16 from Dharamsala. Sydney Harbor. Photo by Pat Travels the World. I drove...