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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

Chöd - Cutting Through Ego Clinging
January 10, 2020

Chöd (literally to ‘sever’ or ‘cut through’) is a thousand-year-old Tibetan Buddhist practice for meeting and engaging fears and fixations through the practice of compassion and generosity. Visualizing an offering of our own body to that which would seemingly destroy us, we practice releasing our grasp on the egoic self…

Green Tara Retreat
April 23, 2020

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 retreat you will have the opportunity to: Learn to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who…

Vajrayana: Sacred World
June 6, 2020

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 spiritual path includes and integrates all aspects of life, including the…

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level II
June 16, 2020

This retreat consists of a deepening of the Prajña Paramita practice, an introduction to Jamgön Kongtrül’s text “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother,” and Machig Labdrön’s method for cutting through discursive thoughts with sound. Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) work will expand through the mapping of family lineage demons, physical body…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Adult Registration
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Teen Registration
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Child Registration
August 1, 2020

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness…

Sky Mind: Machig Labdrön and Open Awareness
August 20, 2020

In one of her brilliant teachings, Machig Labdrön – the great 11th century Tibetan yogini – suggests “don’t search, don’t practice; rest in your nature.” This powerful invitation reminds us to turn towards the innate wholeness of our being, the natural space/expanse of primordial awareness.  In this retreat we will…