Teachers

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. 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, 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

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…

Dentog Chigma Chöd: The Method for Accomplishment on One Seat - VIRTUAL RETREAT
June 4 - 8, 2022

The profound practice of Dentog Chigma, “liberation on one seat,” combines the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional Chöd with the visualization and mantra recitation of Tibetan Buddhist deity practice. The practitioner engages with various forms of Machig Labdrön – including a wrathful emanation – through purification, receiving blessings, radiant…

Feeding Your Demons® Level II - Online Program
July 24 - October 1, 2022

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…

Green Tara - Retreat in Colorado
July 28 - August 2, 2022

Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot extended, embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. We invite you to join us in this in-person retreat for a week of deep practice to connect with the luminous compassion of…

Magyu Biennial Gathering: An Honoring of the Mother Lineage - Retreat in Colorado
August 5 - 10, 2022

In the words of Machig Labdrön: Abandon the notion of permanence and reality. Wander alone in desolate valleys, without concern for your body or life. Work for the benefit of others and offer your body to feed the demons… Since at the level of pure and ultimate truth, neither gods…

Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification Program
September 17, 2022

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 17, 2022

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 (Online Course)
September 17 - November 11, 2022

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 - Buddhist Track (Online Course)
September 17 - November 11, 2022

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…

Healing Birth in the Embrace of the Great Mother - VIRTUAL RETREAT
October 8, 2022

As mothers, grandmothers and meditators, our wisdom and voices are needed to honor our children and our births, to heal our relationships to our ancestors, and to dream a future for all.  We gather as a community of mothers and grandmothers for a Healing Birth Ceremony nourished by traditional dharma…

Green Tara Daylong Practice Intensive - VIRTUAL RETREAT
October 29, 2022

A Tara Mandala  Daylong Practice Intensive – Virtual Retreat Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot extended, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. We invite you to join us for a day of deep practice to…