As of today I still cannot book - it depends on whether I can get a visa waiver for Canada. Hopefully I will know within a week. If I don't go to Canada I will probably spend more time in India, and arrive earlier. I might even attend some of the Triratna celebration in Bodh Gaya. This will be my 15th visit to India (the first was in October 1985). If I do go to Canada (for a meeting on Limits to Growth and health in early April) it will be via London, where I will stay with Dr Jane Stephens, who founded and co-ordinates Green Tara Trust.
Provisional itinerary (as of Jan 4, 2018)
Thur Feb 22: arrive Kolkata Fri Feb 23: see Bhimal Bikkhu and colleagues at SKS Sat Feb 24: fly Kolkata to Nagpur Sun Feb 25: Aryaloka Education Society, Nagpur Mon Feb 26 Aryaloka Education Society, Nagpur Tue Feb 27 Aryaloka Education Society, Nagpur Wed Feb 28: fly Nagpur to Pune Thu March 1: Pune (Karunadeepa and colleagues at the Bahujan Hitay Women and Child Welfare Society) Fri March 2: Pune (Bahujan Hitay Women and Child Welfare Society) Sat March 3: Pune (Bahujan Hitay Women and Child Welfare Society) Sun March 4: fly Pune to Rome (to prepare for meeting on forests and the SDGs)