Larry Mermelstein

Beginning in 1971, Larry Mermelstein became a close student of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and scholar. He has served as a senior teacher in the Vajradhatu/Shambhala community for many years, as well as having been a member of the board of directors. He is a founding member and the executive director of the Nalanda Translation Committee for over forty years and is a long-time consulting editor to Shambhala Publications.

Events with Larry Mermelstein

Vajrakilaya Amending the Mantra Fire Offering
November 9 - 19, 2023

If you have completed the Vajrakilaya retreat, you are welcome to join us around the hearth to amend any mistakes you may have made during sadhana practice. The fire-offering ritual is a very powerful and elemental way to connect with the wisdom mandala, especially when done as a group practice. Prerequisites In order to attend this fire offering, you must have completed a Vajrakilaya retreat — whether by counting mantras or doing it by time. If you completed your Vajrakilaya retreat by counting mantras, this fire offering is required to complete your practice commitment. If you completed the retreat by…