Larry Mermelstein Part One


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Larry talks about:

  • visiting Samye Ling,
  • arriving at Tail of the Tiger,
  • the beginnings of Marpa House,
  • the origins of the Nalanda Translation Committee,
  • working with Rinpoche on translations at seminary and in Boulder,
  • working with Lama Ugyen Shenpen,
  • translating the ngondro text,
  • the idiosyncrasies of Tibetan pronounciation of Sanskrit,
  • researching the Vajrasattva mantra from Sanskrit and Tibetan sources,
  • translating the Vajrayogini sadhana,
  • seminary as the Vidyadhara’s laboratory for creating and refining forms and practices.

In part two, Larry talks about:

  • translating the Shambhala terma,
  • Trungpa Rinpoche’s terma discoveries in Tibet,
  • Karma Senge Rinpoche,
  • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and the Shambhala terma,
  • translating the Chakrasamvara sadhana,
  • Tenga Rinpoche’s involvement in the first Chakrasamvara abhisheka,
  • working with bilingual lamas,
  • the challenges of translating into other European languages,
  • distributing restricted practice texts.