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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

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…

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/

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/

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.…