Feeding Your Demons® Teachers

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton studied Buddhism and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives in Dharamsala, India, founded by H.H. Dalai Lama. She later received her degree from UCSB’s religious studies department at which time she co-translated Sublime Dharma, A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, published by Vimala Publishing, 2012. From the very beginning of her Buddhist studies, Dorje Lopön Chandra recognized the profound need to bring forth the voice of the sacred feminine in Buddhist theory and practice. Due to this, in 1999 during her first pregnancy, she met and then later began to…Read More

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…Read More

Pieter Oosthuizen

Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and entrepreneur 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 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…Read More

Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S., Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for 31 years and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. She has co-taught Chöd since 2013 with Lama Tsultrim and Löpon Chandra Easton. She has also taught and led Chöd Practices for the NYC Tara Mandala Sangha which she leads. In October 2012, she received the Chod Empowerment from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. She leads a monthly BBIPOC meditation practice for Tara Mandala. Karla is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy Practice in New York City. She…Read More

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1992. She has also studied with B. Alan Wallace for over two decades. Under the tutelage of B. Alan Wallace, she has studied Shamatha, The Four Applications of Mindfulness, Seven Point Mind Training, The Four Immeasurables, Dzogchen, and other practices for over two decades. She has received teachings from many other Tibetan teachers including Kalachakra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama in the late 1980’s. Polly is a certified Feeding Your Demons® Therapist and utilizes this process as a therapeutic life tool to assist…Read More

Dagmar Loewenkamp

Dagmar Loewenkamp has been on the Buddhist path and worked as a psychotherapist and supervisor in Analytic Therapy, Hypnotherapy,  Breath and Bodywork since 1989. She has been a student of several different Buddhist schools and studied with Sogyal Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche for many years. Through her Buddhist practice, Dagmar felt the need to bring the path into the therapeutic work. Between 1999 and 2005 she participated in, assisted, and co-taught “Karuna Training” (the German version of the Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychology program) and is a meditation instructor. She met Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2004 and has since been…Read More

Barbara Staemmler

Barbara Staemmler has studied medicine and specialized in psychotherapy. For more than thirty years she has been working as gestalt therapist and supervisor in private practice; she is also conducting gestalt therapy training programs. She has had additional trainings in psychoanalytic therapy, in musical therapy, and in body work. She started meditation 1993 and since 2004 she is a student of Lama Tsultrim. She has been several times in Tara Mandala, has traveled with Lama Tsultrim to Tibet and Scotland, assisted her in several retreats and offers trainings and retreats in Germany.           Authorized to teach:…Read More

Robin Gayle

Robin Gayle has undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology, psychology, and east-west studies. She is a Tara Mandala authorized Feeding Your Demons® psychotherapist in private practice in Marin County, CA, and currently serves as Professor and Chair of Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California.  Her interest in Buddhism began in 1986 with teachings and an empowerment by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, followed by Kalachakra & Dzogchen teachings by H. H. Dalai Lama, Longchen Nyngtig and Rinchen Terzod cycles with Ven. Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche, intensive Shamatha, Vipassana, Lojong, and Dzogchen retreats with B. Alan Wallace, and teachings and empowerments by Ven.…Read More

Sudakini Davies

Sudakini Davies has been a practicing buddhist for more that 20 years and a student of Lama Tsultrim since 2008. She is an experienced Movement Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor with a background in professional dance performance and teaching. Her work as a dancer and therapist has been deeply informed by her longstanding Buddhist practice. Sudakini sees clients for one-on-one FYD sessions as well as co-teaching groups with Vajralila; she has been authorized by Lama Tsultrim Allione to teach Feeding Your Demons® since May 2010.   Authorized to Teach: Feeding Your Demons™   Email: sudakini@googlemail.com Website: www.feedingyourdemons.co.uk Location: Sussex, UK    Read More

Jetthe Fabioola

Jetthe Fabioola, Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, meditation teacher, mentor and supervisor MA. Longtime student of Lama Tsultrim, teaching Feeding Your Demons, Prajna Paramita and The Mandala in Scandinavia, Europe and Africa. Certified FYD therapist. Jethhe has a passion for Lama Tsultrim’s practices as uniquely creative ways of bringing personal work into the spiritual container, making it possible to walk the talk about compassion and wisdom. Apart from dreamwork she knows of no other practices that so safely lead to the depth of the psyche and back again, allowing the practitioner to explore and transform archetypal patterns, and end up in the Nature Of…Read More

Roberta Godbe-Tipp, Ph.D.

Roberta Godbe-Tipp, Ph.D. is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist with over 40 years of meditative experience. Her private practice integrates Western Psychology with Eastern Meditative Traditions and incorporates Lama Tsultrim Alione’s Feeding Your Demons® process. She brings a Dzogchen perspective to her work and teaching, derived from her root male and females teachers, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Lama Tsultrim Allione, to whom she is profoundly grateful. She leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and offers Skype Video Coaching with clients who live at a distance.   Authorized to  Teach: Feeding Your Demons® Email: robertagodbetipp@gmail.com Website: www.clearmindcounseling.com Location: Sebastopol, CA  Read More

MacAndrew Jack

MacAndrew Jack is a psychologist in Boulder, Colorado and a leading clinician, educator, and writer in the integration of Buddhist  psychology and meditation with psychotherapy. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for more than twenty years, and has been a student of Lama Tsultrim since 2003.  He is a past President of the Board of Trustees of Tara Mandala and an apprentice teacher. MacAndrew trained in Clinical Psychology with a focus on mind-body integration at the University of Tulsa and Temple University in Philadelphia.  Operating at the interface of psychology and medicine, MacAndrew worked with heart and kidney transplant teams before…Read More


Vajralila has been a practicing Buddhist for over 25 years and a student of Lama Tsultrim in 2008. She subsequently went on to train in teaching the Feeding Your Demons practice and she and Sudakini have been teaching group workshops in the UK each year for both private groups and open group workshops since 2010 .Vajralila works as a supervisor/consultant and a lifespan Integration Psychotherapist in The UK and co-runs The Wilbury Clinic in Hove in Sussex, UK. Authorized to Teach: Feeding Your Demons®   Email: vajralila@me.com Website: www.feedingyourdemons.co.uk Location: Sussex, UK  Read More

Paula van Lammeren

Paula is a psychologist (MSc), living in the Netherlands (1961). She worked as a scientific researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction and taught at the Utrecht University on preventive mental health care. She is trained in Transpersonal Psychology, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychosynthesis and yoga. For ten years she was executive and teacher of the school of ‘Being-orientation’ a modern approach on the integration of psychotherapy, bodywork and Buddhism. On this subject she wrote two books. Since 2000 she is psychotherapist and spiritual trainer at Larijs Trainingen. She has a Skype video coaching practice with clients who live…Read More

Rianne van Rijsewijk

Rianne is a psychologist (MSc), living in the Netherlands (1964). She worked in the mental health care and wrote a book about women and grieve. For 15 years she was executive and teacher at the school of ‘Being-orientation’ a modern approach on the integration of psychotherapy, bodywork and Buddhism. On this subject she wrote two books. She has been a practitioner for 25 years first under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche, Hans Knibbe and later as a student of Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche and lama Tsultrim Allione. Since 1996 she works as a psychotherapist and spiritual trainer at Larijs Trainingen and leads retreats…Read More

Gudrun Binder

Gudrun Binder studied psychology and philosophy at Vienna University focusing on the question of “I, self and reality.” Brain research, constructivism and system theory became her Western background leading to her study of the all-integrating philosophy and psychology of Buddhism. Integrating the wisdom of Buddhism in psychological work became her main focus as a psychologist. In practising Authentic Movement and improvisational theatre she has been exploring valuable forms of being and expressing the moment for many years. Since 2004 she has been practising Chan Mi Qigong – an over 2000 years old Buddhist Qigong School combining elements of Zen and Tantric Buddhism –…Read More

Yamuna Becker

Yamuna Kerstin Becker (Pema Garmo Dechen Khandro) is a German-English translator, spiritual dancer and professional astrologer in Neuss, Germany. She discovered Buddhism in Thailand in 1982, took refuge with Tenga Rinpoche in 1998, and met Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2000. She has been deeply inspired by Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tenzin Palmo whose books, Women of Wisdom and Cave in the Snow introduced her to Yeshe Tsogyal, Machig Labdrön and the inspiring stories of yoginis. She studied Charya Nritya Dakini Dance in Kathmandu, Nepal with lineage holder Prajwal Vajracharya (who supported Lama Tsultrim while Lama was in Nepal). A major…Read More

Jeffrey Tipp MA/MFT

Jeffrey Tipp was ordained as a monk in an order of Christian mystics in 1968, entered the into Dharma with Lama Tsultrim Allione in 1973, met Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1978, and founded  Blue Heron Zen Community, an urban residential Zen Center in Seattle, in 1980. He received Inka from Zen Master Ji Bong in 2006, and permission to teach from Lama Tsultrim in 2010. He is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice and lives with his wife Roberta in Sebastopol, CA. Jeff and Roberta both have a Skype video therapy practice with clients who are at…Read More