Suggested donation – $10.00

Date & Time Details: Monday, May 6th at 7pm

Location: Sky Lake Meditation Center

Address: 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY, USA

Contact: Daniel Baker
[email protected]

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Open House: Stories of the late great Chogyam Trungpa

With Larry Mermelstein

May 6, 2024

Stories of the late great Chogyam Trungpa: a conversation with Sanskrit and Tibetan translator Larry Mermelstein about the early days of Tibetan Buddhism in America.

Sky Lake is delighted to welcome Mr. Mermelstein, distinguished Buddhist translator and teacher. Larry was in the room when Chogyam Trungpa gathered a sangha of practitioners; introduced the profound teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to the United States; and created Shambhala Training, a secular program of meditation. Given Larry’s colorful memories and gift for storytelling, you may anticipate a lively and enjoyable evening!

$10 suggested donation (optional)

About the Series

Open House at Sky Lake is a new monthly series featuring guest presenters in conversation with dharma theatre artist Joanna Rotté. This event is the first offering in the series.


Larry Mermelstein
In 1971, Larry Mermelstein became a close student of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and scholar. Larry is a founding member of the Nalanda Translation Committee where he serves as Executive Director. He’s a senior teacher in the Vajradhatu-Shambhala community and a Shambhala Publications consultant.
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