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.
Barry talks with Tyler Dewar about his training as a Tibetan translator, the experience of traveling with HHK and his party from Dharamsala to New York, and his work as one of His Holiness's English language interpreters.