Olive was an early and devoted student of Trungpa Rinpoche, and a well-loved member of the sangha. She lived most of her adult live at Karme Choling, where she was a retreat master and an ardent retreatant. She was also a prolific poet. Her book: Poems & Visions: The Mind of a Retreatant is available from Nalanda Translation. Olive passed away on June 13, 2016.