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Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

Magyu Lopön Charlotte Z. Rotterdam has studied Tibetan Buddhism for the last 20 years, was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006, and received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala from Lama Tsultrim in 2016. 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. 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, and in an anthology, Fearless Nest. Pieter’s and her blog offers reflections on the intersection of Dharma and modern daily life: 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 Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

Vajrayana Retreat: The Mandala Principle - VIRTUAL RETREAT
August 5, 2021

The rise of the Vajrayana was marked by key social developments including the rise of the feminine, social diversity and the ideal of the siddha or householder yogin. With its emphasis on sacred world and sacred view, the Tantric Budhhist path includes and integrates all aspects of life, including the…

Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Practice Intensive - VIRTUAL RETREAT
August 14, 2021

A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  Our relationship to practice is like an intimate friendship in which deeper layers of understanding are revealed over time. This Intensive will expand and intensify your Chöd practice. Delving into each section, the visualizations, melodies and instruments, we explore subtleties of the teachings and their…

Feeding Your Demons® Level II - Online Program
September 4, 2021

Deepen your training and knowledge of Feeding Your Demons® in Online 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…

Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification Program
September 11, 2021

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 year-long Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification program offers a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated…

Feeding Your Demons® Level I - Online Program
September 11, 2021

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…

The Spiritual Path of Birth and Motherhood - VIRTUAL RETREAT
September 25, 2021

We gather as a community of mothers, mothers-to-be and grandmothers to honor and empower our sacred path of birthing and motherhood; to bring our spiritual practice to prepare and repair; and to show up for birth, motherhood and grandmotherhood embodied and open to love. Our time will include traditional dharma teachings…

Green Tara 'Live' - Online Course
October 2, 2021

This is a great introductory course for understanding ‘deity’ practice in Buddhism.  Green Tara is one of the most beloved and important deities in Tibetan Buddhism. Taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione and Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, it includes 4 Live Webcasts with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam. Click here for more information or to register: https://www.taramandala.org/live-courses/green-tara/

In Green Tara’s Footsteps: Pilgrimage into the Heart of Compassion - A Meditation and Writing Virtual Retreat
October 7, 2021

Known for her swift relief of fear and suffering, Green Tara represents the very heart of compassion which extends equally and unconditionally to all beings. To meet Green Tara is to connect with the awakened heart inherent within us. In this meditation and writing retreat we follow Green Tara’s path,…

Skymind - Online Course
October 22, 2021

This 8-week live, online course is based on Machig Labdrön’s pith instructions and features Open Awareness meditation. Click here to learn more or to register: https://www.taramandala.org/live-courses/21-taras-for-the-21st-century/

Poetry of Mahamudra: Songs of Realization of the Mahasiddhas - VIRTUAL RETREAT
November 20, 2021

A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat How can we give expression to the deepest insights into the nature of reality? Can words ever capture that which is beyond concept? Many of the great early Tantric practitioners and mahasiddhas wrote their realizations through songs and poems (dohas) which point, like rainbow arrows,…

Living Compassion: Embracing the Joy and Courage of an Open Heart - VIRTUAL RETREAT
December 11, 2021

This offering is part of our Share the Dharma Initiative! Buddhist teachings suggest that compassion is our very nature. It is inherent and innate, a manifestation of our truest being. Avalakotishvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, meets the world with all its suffering with one thousand eyes and one thousand hands.…