He generally entertains veteran students of ripe age. I'm 24, and he dismissed me a few years ago, in his own kind way.
Is that what he said, or is that your perception of the situation?
My perception. He suggested I look into theravada
Hey Beatzen. I'm 24 too, and the teachers I initially sought out had very similar reactions as in your case. Keep in mind that his suggestion may not have been intended as dismissive, as Tibetan systems purport to include all yanas which are traditionally taught in sequence. As others have said, if you feel a connection, go back, be persistent and be straight up about your reservations/skepticism, in my opinion. Good luck.