Teachers

Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

Dorje Lopön Charlotte Z. Rotterdam has studied Tibetan Buddhism since the mid 1990’s, was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006. She received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala from Lama Tsultrim in 2016, and Dorje Lopön, Vajra Teacher, in 2023. Lopön Charlotte teaches in the US and abroad, often in partnership with her husband Pieter Oosthuizen, and co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha. Lopön Charlotte received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School where she studied comparative religion. She served as executive co-director of Tara Mandala for four years, and thereafter as Trustee and Board President. She is the co-developer of the FYD Online Certification Program. Currently she is an Instructor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University. The mother of two boys, she has published essays in Mandala, Lion’s Roar Online, Buddhadharma and in an anthology, Fearless Nest. She and her husband Pieter are currently writing a book, Skymind, inspired by the teachings of Machig Labdrön and their application to modern life, forthcoming from Shambhala Publications. www.skymind.us.

 

Authorized to teach:
Feeding Your Demons®
Five Buddha Mandala Practice
Five Dakini Mandala Practice
Five Yab/Yum Mandala Practice
Green Tara
Kapala Training Level I
Kapala Training Level II
Lojong (Mind-training)
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche Chöd
Prajña Paramita Meditation
Three Yanas: Mahayana Retreat
Three Yanas: Sutrayana Retreat
Three Yanas: Vajrayana Retreat

 

Contact: charlotte@skymind.us
Website: www.skymind.us
Location: Boulder, Colorado

Events with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

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…

Green Tara: Self-Paced Program
Open Dates

Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. In this self-paced program, you have the opportunity to learn to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who…

Green Tara: Self-Paced Program
Open Dates

Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. In this self-paced program, you have the opportunity to learn to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who…

Introduction to Feeding Your Demons® for Mental Health Professionals
Open Dates

Who can attend? Licensed therapists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers Mental health professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of innovative techniques for personal and professional development Clinicians looking for a research-validated, transformative approach to enhancing personal well-being and professional effectiveness Mental health providers who wish to cultivate a holistic approach…

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…

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…

Magyu Biennial Gathering - Honoring the Mandala (Retreat in Colorado)
August 5 - 9, 2024

In this special year marking the 30th Anniversary of Tara Mandala, we celebrate the sacred and powerful land that is the home of the Magyu lineage. This is a special time to gather with fellow Magyu sangha members for practice, teachings and shared conversations. This year our theme is the…

Feeding Your Demons® Level II - Buddhist Track (Kapala II)
August 17 - October 25, 2024

Deepen your training and knowledge of Feeding Your Demons® in Level II. Learn how to work more extensively with your allies, trace your demons in your body, and map family demons and allies. Buddhist Track participants will also dive deeper into the practice lineage of Machig Labdrön with an introduction…

Feeding Your Demons® Level II Buddhist Track & Certification Level
August 17, 2024 - March 1, 2025

Key Features Developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, Feeding Your Demons®  is a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns, triggers, and neuroses that undermine the quality and enjoyment of our lives. Become fully certified to use this method in a therapeutic setting with clients. Taught by Lama…

Feeding Your Demons® Level II - Secular Track
August 24 - October 25, 2024

Deepen your training and knowledge of Feeding Your Demons® in Level II. Learn how to work more extensively with your allies, trace your demons in your body, and map family demons and allies. Who can attend? Individuals who have completed FYD Level I or Kapala Training Level I and want…

Feeding Your Demons® Level II Secular Track & Certification Level
August 24, 2024 - March 1, 2025

Key Features Developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, Feeding Your Demons®  is a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns, triggers, and neuroses that undermine the quality and enjoyment of our lives. Become fully certified to use this method in a therapeutic setting with clients. Taught by Lama…

Feeding Your Demons® Level I - Buddhist Track (Kapala I)
September 7 - November 1, 2024

Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) 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 the eleventh-century…

Feeding Your Demons® Level I - Secular Track
September 7 - November 1, 2024

Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) 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 the eleventh-century…

Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification - Buddhist Track
September 7, 2024 - March 1, 2026

Ideal for therapists, coaches, and facilitators who desire to add a powerful technique to their professional toolbelt, and for individuals who wish to work with their own ‘demons’ through contemplative practice. The Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification program offers a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns,…

Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification - Secular Track
September 7, 2024 - March 1, 2026

Ideal for therapists, coaches, and facilitators who desire to add a powerful technique to their professional toolbelt, and for individuals who wish to work with their own ‘demons’ through contemplative practice. The Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification program offers a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns,…

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…

Tara Mandala Autumn Month-Long Practice Retreat 2024 (Retreat in Colorado)
October 5 - November 2, 2024

***UPDATE: As of April 19, 2024, registration for this program is no longer available. Please visit our calendar to view our upcoming offerings.*** With great excitement, we announce the fruition of a long-held aspiration to offer a month-long practice retreat where we step out of our regular routine and experience the simplicity…

Green Tara Daylong Practice Intensive (online)
December 14, 2024

Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot extended; thus, she embodies active compassion and serves as our model for modern day contemplative life.  We invite you to join us for our annual accelerated practice to connect more deeply with the luminous compassion of Green…