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Traveling in Bardo

An essay about illness, bardo, and my Tibetan family legacy.

Teatime in Darjeeling

A reflection on what Darjeeling tea means to me and my family.

Tibetan Butter Tea and Pink Gin

A journey back to my grandmother's life in old Darjeeling.

Driving to Shangri-La

A nonfiction flash about our family's search for Shangri-La.

Traveling in Bardo

A chapbook edition of my essay, produced for "Traveling in Bardo: The Tibetan Book of the Dead," my reading and talk at the Rubin Museum in NYC on October 3, 2018.

Travels Within and Without

A chapbook of my Tibet-related fiction and non-fiction, produced for "Dreams, Memories, Journeys: Stories of a Tibetan Family," my multi-media presentation at The Rubin Museum in NYC, July 2016.

Flowers Would Fall from the Sky Like Rain

A man journeys from California to Dharamsala to bring his Tibetan grandmother's ashes home.

Circling the Mountain

A memoir piece about walking the kora pilgrimage path on a rainy morning in Dharamsala, home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama.

Things You Dreamed of and Things You Didn't

An American woman living in an old Tokyo teahouse realizes that change is the nature of life.

Gypsy Cante

A memoir piece looking back to my early days in Spain.

Body, Tree, River, Mountain / After the Tsunami

A story about moving on after the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami.


A woman comes to a new understanding of life after the death of her Tibetan grandmother.

The Open World

A story about why we sometimes give up what we love most.


A Japanese American girl tries to hold herself and her family together after the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami.

There’s No Reason to Get Romantic

A Tibetan American girl in California explores her identity.

Old Rosa

An old woman in Cuba struggles after Castro comes to power.