Teachers

Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen

Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been teaching various practices and retreats in Lama Tsultrim’s lineage in the US and abroad since 2006, offering a blend of incisive insight and genuine compassion. He co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, and serves as a member of the Tara Mandala Board. In addition to Lama Tsultrim Allione, Pieter studied with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, and others. In the past, Pieter has brought innovative leadership to institutions such as Naropa University, where he served as Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, and Tara Mandala, where he served as Executive Co-director and Board Member. His years of leadership have been dedicated to creating healthy, creative, and effective organizations built on cultures of openness and authenticity. He is the founder and current CEO of Celsus Bio-Intelligence, a skin care company. Pieter received his Law degree in his native South Africa. 

 

Authorized to teach:
Dentog Chigma Chöd Practice
Feeding Your Demons®
Kapala Training Level I
Kapala Training Level II
Kapala Training Level III
Namkhai Norbu Chöd
Prajña Paramita Meditation Practice
Three Yanas: Mahayana Retreat
Three Yanas: Sutrayana Retreat

 

Email: pieter@skymind.us
Website: www.skymind.us
Location: Boulder, Colorado

Events with Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen

Feeding Your Demons® - Online Program
Open Dates

Join the Feeding Your Demons® Online Program and become fully certified to use this method in a professional setting with clients, or choose the à la carte options for personal growth and enrichment. Through compelling content and practice assignments, participants engage in a journey of increasing levels of personal transformation…

Mechanics of Meditation: Demystifying the Methodology on the Path of Liberation (online)
May 16 - June 13, 2024

This five-week series is for experienced and beginner meditators alike. So often we are told: “follow your breath”, or “visualize the following”, or “rest in open awareness”. But what is it that we are really doing with our attention and our awareness, and how can we optimize our meditation experience? …

Feeding Your Demons® Kapala Level I (Retreat in Colorado)
May 24 - 29, 2024

Feeding Your Demons® Kapala Level I is a simple but profound five-step process that guides the practitioner to transform their demons into protective allies through a sequence of illuminating questions and visualizations. Created by Lama Tsultrim Allione, it employs principles of the Tibetan Buddhist practice Chöd, as originally articulated by…

Skymind: Glimpsing the Radiance of our True Nature (Retreat in Germany)
June 7, 2024

Taught in English, with German translation At the heart of Buddhist teachings lies the invitation to rest in our true nature, an inherent, brilliant wholeness which is not other than the ground of being itself. Recognizing and remembering this fundamental and inextricable connection to everyone and all things paves the…

Kapala I: Feeding your Demons (Retreat in France)
June 8 - 12, 2024

Taught in English, with French translation Feeding your Demons is a powerful and profound method for working with rather than fighting against the obstacles, conflicts, and challenges of our life. By meeting our fears and obsessions with gentleness and compassion, and nurturing their underlying need, we allow them to transform…

Skymind: Opening to the Vast Radiance of our True Nature A Buddhist Meditation Retreat (Retreat in Czech Republic)
June 21 - 23, 2024

Taught in English, with Czech translation At the heart of Buddhist teachings lies the invitation to rest in our true nature, which is not other than the ground of being from which all things and all beings arise. In every moment of life – even in times of confusion and…

Kapala I: Feeding your Demons (Retreat in Italy)
June 27 - July 1, 2024

Taught in English, with Italian translation Feeding your Demons is a powerful and profound method for working with rather than fighting against the obstacles, conflicts, and challenges of our life. By meeting our fears and obsessions with gentleness and compassion, and nurturing their underlying need, we allow them to transform…

Skymind: Vast View, Sacred Land (Retreat in Colorado)
July 11 - 16, 2024

Buddhist teachings reveal our innate wakefulness and inherent wholeness, asserting that there is no fundamental lack in ourselves, others, or the world. Everything and everyone emerges from the ground of being, the Great Mother, accessible through the essence of our awareness, the nature of our minds. As the esteemed 11th-century…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Sacred Masculine— Mandala Method Level II (online)
July 13 - August 31, 2024

“The mandala is a template or blueprint of wholeness. It has a center and four directions. Associated with each direction is a color, an element, an obstructed pattern and a wisdom. It is a way to understand yourself and also your world.” – Lama Tsultrim Allione    We invite you…

Kapala Level III (online)
September 4 - 8, 2024

In Kapala Level III, we will go deeper into Machig Labdrön’s teachings and receive a profound new practice of hers.  Participants will also expand their FYD journey by working with collective demons, such as societal, cultural, and historical demons, and the demon of ego-clinging. NOTE: All participants are expected to…

Liberation in One Seat (Dentog Chigma Chöd) (Retreat in Colorado)
September 27 - October 2, 2024

We invite you to join us at Tara Mandala in Colorado for a profound opportunity to learn the liberating practice of Dentog Chigma Chöd with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen. The dynamic and transformative practice of Dentog Chigma, “liberation on one seat,” combines the melodic and rhythmic…