Lar has over six decades of formal practice and teaching experience in Eastern and Western Martial Arts, Energetic Yoga and Meditation Systems. He is fluent in both Eastern and Western forms of Internal Alchemy.
Lar had first contact with Rudi in 1969. Even though it was by phone, it was an intense spiritual experience that changed the depth of his spiritual work. Lar then went to New York periodically to work with Rudi directly. He also traveled to meet Rudi whenever he visited Indiana. Shortly before Rudi’s death, Rudi told Lar that he would meet a great Tibetan Teacher and that he would find a way to integrate the richness of that tradition with the Work he had received from Rudi. Today that Work is what is taught in Grace Essence Mandala.
H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
As the primary custodian of the teachings of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Dilgo Khyentse was the de facto custodian of the vast majority of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. He taught many eminent teachers, including the Dalai Lama. After the Chinese invasion of Tibet, his personal effort was crucial in the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism.
Yogacharya Oliver Black
JOHN OLIVER BLACK was born on September 1, 1893, in a small northwestern Ohio farming town called Grover Hill. Grover Hill is about 30 miles east of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and it was in Indiana that he spent most of his youth. He later moved to Rockford Illinois, not far from the burgeoning city of Chicago, and finally, in 1920, to Detroit, Michigan, where he was to spend the better part of his life. After retiring from the automotive industry he directed a large yoga/meditation work with headquarters in the Detroit area, a work he began in the mid 1940s. After having practiced yoga and meditation for almost sixty years, Mr. Black died at age 96.
Yasuda Yasunori Sensei
Larry started formal training in 1961, at the age of 12 with the great Aikido Master Yasuda Yasunori, Sensei. Under Yasuda Sensei, Larry was able to overcome many of his physical and neurological difficulties. He was not only trained in Aikido, but was also given individual introduction into Japanese bodywork and esoteric disciplines.