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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: Kapala Training 1
February 1, 2019

Feeding Your Demons (FYD) is a gentle five-step process that invites these fragmented aspects of ourselves to be seen and then fed with love and compassion. By releasing the pent-up energy trapped in internal conflicts, we discover new sources of insight, strength and growth. FYD will be balanced by the…

Dentog Chigma: The Method for Accomplishment on One Seat
April 25, 2019

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 deity practice. It is the main sadhana practice within the Rinchen Trengwa, “Precious Garland,” the collection of practices in Machig’s Kama (oral) lineage compiled…

The Lion-Headed Dakini (Simhamukha)
May 19, 2019

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…

Three Yana Retreat
May 31, 2019

The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving a combination of meditation practice and daily teachings. During each section there will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day, as well as two hours of teachings by Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers. An…

Wisdom Rising Mandala Training Level 1: Meeting the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis
May 31, 2019

Experience transformation through the power of the mandala—a universal map for inner and outer balance, wholeness, and practical awakening. This training offers a journey into the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis, developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione to bring emotional transformation into alignment with the spiritual path. A template of…

Vajrayana: The Mandala Principle
June 20, 2019

In this retreat you will learn the historical and practical elements of the Vajrayana (Diamond Vehicle), including the mandala principle, dakinis, and deity yoga. You will be given teachings and transmissions for three meditation practices on the mandala developed by Lama Tsultrim: the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis, the…

Family Retreat | Adult Registration
July 11, 2019

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore the mandala principle, a universal map for inner and outer balance and wholeness. The mandala has as its basic structure the center and four directions, represented by five…