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Pieter Oosthuizen

Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and entrepreneur 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 the President 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 Pieter Oosthuizen

Chöd - Cutting Through Ego Clinging
January 10, 2020

Chöd (literally to ‘sever’ or ‘cut through’) is a thousand-year-old Tibetan Buddhist practice for meeting and engaging fears and fixations through the practice of compassion and generosity. Visualizing an offering of our own body to that which would seemingly destroy us, we practice releasing our grasp on the egoic self…

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level II
June 16, 2020

This retreat consists of a deepening of the Prajña Paramita practice, an introduction to Jamgön Kongtrül’s text “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother,” and Machig Labdrön’s method for cutting through discursive thoughts with sound. Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) work will expand through the mapping of family lineage demons, physical body…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Adult Registration
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Teen Registration
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Child Registration
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Sky Mind: Machig Labdrön and Open Awareness
August 20, 2020

In one of her brilliant teachings, Machig Labdrön – the great 11th century Tibetan yogini – suggests “don’t search, don’t practice; rest in your nature.” This powerful invitation reminds us to turn towards the innate wholeness of our being, the natural space/expanse of primordial awareness.  In this retreat we will…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine
September 2, 2020

A retreat open to everyone! The Mandala of the Five Buddhas is for all of us who long to integrate the awakened, sacred, and wise masculine within ourselves. Buddhism sees the enlightened masculine as the capacity to act skillfully and with wise compassion. These are capacities that must be nurtured…

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level III
September 14, 2020

In Kapala Training Level III we will go further into Machig Labdrön’s lineage, learning specific new practices and deepening our understanding of the roots and branches of her lineage tree. Students will receive the Machig empowerment and associated practices during this retreat. Who Can Attend? This is a required retreat…