Apr 05

Teacher Spotlight: Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen

Tara Mandala welcomes you to the “Mahayana – Opening the Heart of Compassion” Online Course (April 29 – June 17) with Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen.

Please enjoy this “Teacher Spotlight” blog post on Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen. We look forward to opening our hearts with you in this online course. To learn more, read below, or click here.
Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been teaching various practices and retreats in Lama Tsultrim’s lineage in the US and abroad since 2006, offering a blend of incisive insight and genuine compassion. He co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, and serves as the President of the Tara Mandala Board.
In addition to Lama Tsultrim Allione, Pieter studied with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, and others. In the past, Pieter has brought innovative leadership to institutions such as Naropa University, where he served as Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, and Tara Mandala, where he served as Executive Co-director and Board Member.
His years of leadership have been dedicated to creating healthy, creative, and effective organizations built on cultures of openness and authenticity. He is the founder and current CEO of Celsus Bio-Intelligence, a skin care company. Pieter received his Law degree in his native South Africa.
In this video, Pieter Oosthuizen talks about Tonglen, one of the key practices of the Mahāyāna.
Please enjoy this 15-minute guided meditation with Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen, on “Tonglen From Spaciousness”

Mahayana – Opening the Heart of Compassion

With Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen • April 29 – June 17

Online Course

Embark on a powerful inner journey to learn and embody the way of the Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva is one who awakens, not only for their own benefit, but also for the benefit of others. The Mahāyāna (Great Vehicle) teachings emphasize the cultivation of compassion and wisdom as a way to … Read more »

We hope you can join us in making peace with ourselves and the world.

~With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

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