Program Details

Nalanda Translation Committee Slideshow - Second Trip to Asia

with Larry Mermelstein
April 8 / 7:00 PM - April 8 / 9:00 PM

Please join Larry Mermelstein of the Nalanda Translation Committee (NTC) for stories of their second trip to China to work with Karma Senge Rinpoche, the nephew of Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Tuesday, April 8, 7-9 pm in the Community Room at the Boulder Shambhala Center.

Last spring the NTC made a second trip to Asia to work with Karme Senge Rinpoche, who is the guardian of Trungpa Rinpoche's Tibetan terma treasure teachings.

Larry will share their adventures and give a slide show presentation of their trip. He will also give a report to you on the teachings and translations of the Vidyadhara's early terma cycles from Tibet.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

There is no charge for this event. All are welcome.

Hope to see you there!

For more information about the Nālandā Translation Committee please visit

About Acharya Mermelstein:
Larry Mermelstein began his study of Buddhism while completing a B.A. in religion at the University of Michigan. In the summer of 1971 he went to Samye Ling in Scotland, which led him to seek out Trungpa Rinpoche in person at Tail of the Tiger (now Karme Choling) in Vermont.

In 1973 Larry moved to Boulder and was among the first paid staff at the emerging Naropa Institute. For the first two years he served as faculty administrator, director of the library and bookstore, and assistant to the director. In 1974 he began in earnest his Tibetan-language studies, and in 1975 Trungpa Rinpoche asked Larry to begin teaching dharma. Larry taught at the 1975 Seminary and was later in residence at Karme Choling. In 1976 he was appointed co-director of RMDC (now Shambhala Mountain Center). Upon returning to Boulder in 1978, Larry became an editor at Shambhala Publications and has continued to serve as a consulting editor ever since.

In 1978 Larry became the executive director of the Nalanda Translation Committee. Full-time work with the Nālandā Translation Committee began just before moving to Halifax in 1986 where he currently resides with his wife, Gina, and daughter, Julia, now in college. Larry was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as an acharya in 1996.

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