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Tara Mandala Blog
Jun 11

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Virtual Retreats

“I like to think of intentions as planting seeds in a garden … for what you want to harvest later.”

~ Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

What powerful intentions propel our global community forward in unity? The Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Virtual Retreats are an opportunity to nurture these intentions. With the radical practice of Feeding Your Demons (FYD) we deepen our embodiment of wisdom. Within the context of retreat, we flourish. We invite you to these upcoming Virtual Retreats:

• Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level II (June 16 – 21)
With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen
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• Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I (June 25 – 30)
With Polly Ryan, MA, MFT and Karla Jackson-Brewer
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Why do we feed our demons? In this video Lopön Charlotte and Pieter Oosthuizen explain the benefits of this practice.

Level I Training:
Learn the five-step process of FYD created by Lama Tsultrim Allione, that allows you to offer compassion and understanding to your own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and struggling with them. Learn more »

Level II Training:
Expand your FYD toolkit and deepen your roots in the Tibetan Buddhist practices that shaped FYD. Level II is also an important step in becoming a FYD Facilitator, so that you may offer this invaluable method of healing to others. Learn more »

Both retreats are required for the Magyu Mother Lineage Program.

THE FYD EXPERIENCE

What does Virtual Retreat offer?

The Feeding Your Demons: Kapala Training Virtual Retreats are a more intensive experience, with more teacher “face time” for ease of learning and clarifying understanding. There is also more group sharing and Question and Answer opportunities. Within this more condensed timeframe we undergo profound individual transformation and, holding our intentions freshly in mind, create a powerful momentum as a group. With Level II, we reinvigorate our intentions, and with Level I we plant the seeds for walking this path of healing together.

ABOUT THE RETREAT TEACHERS

Magyu Lopön Charlotte Z. 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 … 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. His years of leadership have been dedicated to creating healthy, creative, and effective organizations built on cultures of openness and authenticity … Read more »

Pieter Oosthuizen

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, covering Shamatha, The Four Applications of Mindfulness, Seven Point Mind Training, The Four Immeasurables, Dzogchen, and many others. Polly is a certified Feeding Your Demons® Therapist and utilizes this in her psychotherapy practice, which began in 1986 in Truckee, CA, and Reno, NV. She leads the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha in downtown Truckee … Read more »

Karla Jackson-Brewer

Karla Jackson-Brewer, MS, Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for 30 years and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. Since 2013, she has taught Chöd with Lama Tsultrim and Lopon Chandra Easton. Karla is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy Practice in New York City. She is an adjunct Professor in the Women’s & Gender Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She also leads the Tara Mandala sangha in New York City.

Whether you are joining us for the Level I or Level II Virtual Retreat, we look forward to bringing our powerful intentions to fruition.

~With Blessings,
Tara Mandala Retreat Center

Photos: Header (Bodhi Stroupe), The FYD Experience (J. Brownlee)