2018

Pema  THIS SACRED JOURNEY: On Death & Dying with Pema Chödrön, Course Series, online.

Script   Buddhism Through its Scriptures, Course Series, Harvard University, online.         

 

course     ORIENTAL BELIEFS: Between Reason and Traditions, Course Series, University of Leuven, Belgium, online.     


 

MONTANA Visit for the SUMMER SOLSTICE & Hiking in the CRAZY MOUNTAIN RANGE

 

Monpan           storm      

 

flowide       wildflowers    GAUCHO    FLOW

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 January:  PALM SPRINGS, CA -- A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THE WORLD     legs

 


2017

 

th.jpgAn online 10-part course with Dr Robert Thurman of Columbia University/Wisdom Academy on the:

HISTORY OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM: Sutra and Tantra: The Profound and the Miraculous

 

 

July:              Waterskiing on LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA

Ski   Waterski         Ski2   

 

 

March:                       Working with HABITAT FOR HUMANITY in Los Angeles, CA

Hacopy    Ha2copy    Ha3copy   Ha4

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 2016

 

October:                   Climbing up Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Pandome

Before dawn, I departed from my unheated tent cabin in 25 degrees to begin the 14-hour day of a 18-mile r/t trek up 5000 feet, including 1000 carved-stone steps, to the last point...

mecables

 

 

where I then climbed up a further 400 feet on a 56-degree pitch along the granite rock face by pulling oneself up via the cable line to the top at 9000 feet.                                                                                           Half dome

                       cables3  The Cables at Half Dome  Metop

WITH A BREATHTAKING VIEW AT THE TOP!           

Cliff

AND I KIND OF MADE IT WITH ALL MY BODY PARTS INTACT!

Panme

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August:      PERSEID METEOR SHOWER 42 Meteorites counted!

and HIKING to the top of MT PIÑOS at 9,000 feet along the California scarp of the San Andreas Fault!  

perseidcatepillarAtop Mt Pinos

SwaggerThe Catepillar Swaggar