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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

Green Tara 'Live' - Online Course
June 12, 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/

Lion-Headed Dakini (Simhamukha) - VIRTUAL RETREAT
June 22, 2021

This retreat offers transmission and teachings on the Lion-Headed Dakini (Simhamukha) practice as well as on Lama Tsultrim’s personal transformation work within the mandala. Simhamukha is known as a powerful remover of obstacles and as Queen of the Dakinis. This practice is a mind treasure given to Ayu Khandro when…

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…

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

We gather as a community of mothers and mothers-to-be to explore birthing and motherhood as a rich and profound spiritual path. Our time will include traditional dharma teachings and practices as well as age-old wisdom surrounding the nature of birth and motherhood. We learn how birth can include pleasure, wonder…

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.…