Erik Pema Kunsang with the Translation Committee.
In September, we were fortunate to have our old friends and fellow translators Erik Pema Kunsang and Marcia Binder Schmidt visit Halifax as part of their book tour promoting Blazing Splendor. Along with their wonderful presentations of Tulku Urgyen’s life and teachings, we were able to have several productive meetings on overall translation issues of bringing dharma to the West.
During his visit to Halifax this fall, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche met with us for an excellent session where we clarified some subtle points in “Mahamudra in Brief” by Maitripa, a chö practice written by the Vidyadhara, and the mahamudra text Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance. As usual, we compiled, edited, and published teachings given at Khenpo Rinpoche’s Karme Chöling program in 2004, entitled Dharmas of Perfect Purity.
Larry gave sadhana training at the Chakrasamvara abhisheka at SMC this summer with Bruce Robinson and Marcia Usow, and led a Vajrayogini intensive in Boulder right after. Larry led two groups of pilgrims—in the fall to Bhutan and in the spring to Nepal and Tibet—both under the auspices of SMC. He was delighted to have Judy Lief join him for the second trip.
Scott taught “Mind & Its World” and the Uttaratantra at Nithartha Institute in July. He taught Lorik (“Classifications of Mind”) at Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s summer Karmê Chöling program and at various weekend programs around North America. He continues to lead a weekly contemplation class, the Ocean and Waves series, with Andy Karr in Halifax.