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Feeding Your Demons® Online Program

Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lopon Charlotte Rotterdam
Pieter Oosthuizen

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Feeding Your Demons® Online Program

Key Features

  • Developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) is a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns, triggers, and neuroses that undermine the quality and enjoyment of our lives.
  • Become fully certified to use this method in a therapeutic setting with clients, or choose the à la carte options for personal growth and enrichment.
  • Taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione with senior teachers Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen.
  • 11 Live Webcasts over the entire program, with small discussion groups and an onsite Capstone Retreat in the final Certification Level.
  • Choose between a Secular and a Buddhist Track.
  • Click here for a detailed program description with all the options explained.
  • One year access to the program.

What Will I Learn?

  • Learn the history, theory, and practice of FYD, which is based on an ancient Buddhist healing practice.
  • Discover how to work with afflictive emotions and habitual patterns, unraveling their roots and discovering your own innate wisdom. 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what drains your energy and preoccupies your mind, learning how to liberate these patterns.
  • Learn how to work with personal and family demons.
  • Understand the interconnectedness of your emotional patterns, and how a single pattern can impact multiple areas of your life. 
  • Integrate the practice by working with clay and art, to more fully express and feel the process of transformation.
  • Acquire powerful and uniquely flexible tools to help relieve the suffering of others as a therapist, coach, or facilitator.
  • Establish a regular, transformational meditation practice that integrates seamlessly with your established life and work.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Ideal for therapists, coaches, and facilitators who want to use this powerful technique with their clients (Certification option).
  • Ideal for individuals who wish to work deeply with their own ‘demons’ (À la carte option).
  • The work transcends spiritual constructs, serving as a meaningful tool for anyone who wishes to feel greater peace with their emotions, regardless of religious affiliation or personal philosophy.
  • If you have ever suffered from, or want to help those who suffer from anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, illness, fear, eating disorders, self-hatred, grief, anger issues, prejudice, or any other form of internal conflict and suffering, then you can benefit from FYD.

Course Options:

  • The full program consists of three levels: 
    • FYD Level I
    • FYD Level II
    • Certification Level and Capstone Retreat
  • Full Certification consists of all three levels, taken sequentially.
  • À la carte option: the levels could also be taken on an individual, course-by-course basis.
  • Participants also choose between a Secular and a Buddhist Track.
  • Please note: all upfront registrations for Full Certification receive a $250 discount.
Secular Track Buddhist Track
Full Certification (Save $250) $2,500 $2,650
À la Carte options:
FYD I Only $475 $ 415 (Early Bird) $525 $465 (Early Bird)
FYD II Only $575 $675
FYD II and Certification  $2,100 $2,200 
FYD Certification Only $1,700 $1,700

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Full Certification

The next group starts on March 5, 2022.

Price:

Secular Track: $2,500 (save $250 over individual options)
Buddhist Track: $2,650 (save $250 over individual options)

  • Choice between a Secular and Buddhist Track
  • On-demand access to all online course materials (more than 30 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 11 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Tuition for the onsite Capstone Retreat
  • Authorization to use FYD with others as a Certified Facilitator (upon graduation)
  • All the relevant FYD forms, including the Five Steps for Solo Work; the Five Steps for Partner Work; Demon Tracking Forms; Extended Ally Forms; etc. (pdf downloads)
  • One year access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track, pdf downloads of the following texts:
    • Prajñaparamita practice
    • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother practice
    • Cutting the Four Demons Loose into Space practice
    • Supplication to the Great Mother practice
    • Taking and Waking practice
    • Excerpts from ‘The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin’
  • There are terms and conditions that apply to certified FYD Facilitators (see here for details).
FYD Full Certification

Feeding Your Demons®  Level I Only

The next course starts on March 5, 2022.

Price:

Secular Track: $475 $415 Early Bird pricing until Feb. 4, 2022
Buddhist Track: $525 $465 Early Bird pricing until Feb. 4, 2022

  • Choice between a Secular and Buddhist Track
  • On-demand access to all course materials (12 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 4 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Pieter Oosthuizen
  • All the relevant FYD forms, including the Five Steps for Solo Work; the Five Steps for Partner Work; Demon Tracking Forms; etc. (pdf downloads)
  • One year access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track: 
    • Prajñaparamita practice text (pdf download)
Register for the Secular TrackRegister for the Buddhist Track
FYD Level I

Feeding Your Demons®  Level II Only

The next course starts on February 12, 2022 for Buddhist Track participants
and on February 19, 2022 for Secular Track participants.

Price:

Secular Track: $575
Buddhist Track: $675

  • Please note there are prerequisites for this course.
  • Choice between a Secular and Buddhist Track
  • On-demand access to all course materials (12 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 4 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Additional FYD forms, including the Extended Ally and Extended Ally with a Journey forms (pdf downloads).
  • One year access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track, pdf downloads of the following texts: 
    • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother practice
    • Cutting the Four Demons Loose Into Space practice
    • Supplication to the Great Mother practice
    • Taking and Waking practice
    • Excerpts from ‘The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin’
Register for the Secular TrackRegister for the Buddhist Track
FYD Level II

Feeding Your Demons®  Level II and Certification Level

The next course starts on February 12, 2022 for Buddhist Track participants
and on February 19, 2022 for Secular Track participants.

Price:

Secular Track: $2,100 (save $175 over individual options)
Buddhist Track: $2,200 (save $175 over individual options)

  • Please note there are prerequisites for this course.
  • Choice between a Secular and Buddhist Track
  • On-demand access to all course materials (17 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 7 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Participation in live small discussion groups
  • Tuition for a 5-day onsite Capstone Retreat
  • Authorization to use FYD with others as a Certified Facilitator (upon graduation)
  • Additional FYD forms, including the Extended Ally and Extended Ally with a Journey forms (pdf downloads).
  • One year access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track, pdf downloads of the following texts: 
    • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother practice
    • Cutting the Four Demons Loose Into Space practice
    • Supplication to the Great Mother practice
    • Taking and Waking practice
    • Excerpts from ‘The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin’
  • There are terms and conditions that apply to certified FYD Facilitators (see here for details).

Feeding Your Demons®  Certification Level Only

The next course starts on February 19, 2022.

Price: $1,700

  • Please note there are prerequisites for this course
  • On-demand access to all online course materials
  • One year access to the program.
  • Access to 3 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Participation in live small discussion groups
  • Tuition for a 5-day onsite Capstone Retreat (online due to the COVID-19 pandemic) 
    • The corresponding Capstone Retreat will be held online from September 2-5, 2021
    • Please note: The Capstone Retreat in Germany from Oct. 13 to 17, 2021 has been cancelled.
  • Authorization to use FYD with others as a Certified Facilitator (upon graduation)
  • There are terms and conditions that apply to certified FYD Facilitators (see here for details).
FYD Certification Level

Feeding Your Demons® Level I

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • Historical and philosophical roots

Week 2

  • Brief introduction to guided Feeding Your Demons® process 
  • Guided Feeding Your Demons® process 

Week 3

  • Secular Track: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
  • Secular Track: Guided meditation
  • Buddhist Track: Prajñaparamita teachings
  • Buddhist Track: Prajñaparamita practice

Practice Week 

  • Secular Track: Practice week – no teachings
  • Buddhist Track: The Nine Breaths

Week 4

  • Types of demons
  • Mapping demon complexes

Week 5

  • Feeding Your Demons® Partner Work
  • Demonstration of Partner Work

Week 6

  • Working with art

Week 7 

  • Common questions and answers

 

Feeding Your Demons® Level II

The Buddhist Track of Feeding Your Demons® Level II will start one week before the Secular Track and will have one additional week at the end. The Buddhist Track goes over a total of ten weeks, the Secular Track over eight weeks. To reflect this in the course overview the first week of the Buddhist Track is listed as Week 0.

Week 0 (Buddhist Track only)

  • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother

Week 1

  • The Body Map

Week 2

  • Secular Track: Open Awareness Meditation
  • Buddhist Track: Cutting the Demons Loose into Space

Week 3

  • The Extended Ally process

Week 4

  • Family Lineage Maps: Family Demons

Week 5

  • Family Lineage Maps: Family Allies

Week 6

  • Secular Track: practice week – no teachings 
  • Buddhist Track: Supplication to the Great Mother

Week 7 

  • Extended Ally with Journey process

Week 8

  • Hydra Map: Further Refinement
  • Next steps in certification

Week 9 (Buddhist Track only)

  • Taking and Waking
  • The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin
  • Machig’s Last Instructions

 

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level

This course features experienced licensed therapists sharing their best practices and insights on how to use FYD with your clients.

5 week long Online Course:

Week 1

  • The Facilitator’s Role

Week 2

  • Working with Challenging Conditions & the Psychological Parameters of FYD
  • Western Psychological Influences in FYD

Week 3

  • Deepening Your Client’s FYD Journey
  • Deepening Your Personal Work

Week 4

  • Working with Children
  • Working with Couples
  • Working with Dreams

Week 5

  • Physical Illness, Pain, and the Dying Process
  • Working with Trauma
  • Diversity & Inclusion

 

5 Day onsite Capstone Retreat:

  • Best practices in facilitation
  • Panel discussion with FYD experts
  • Extensive Q&A and discussions
  • Small group discussions according to special interests
  • Short presentations by participants
  • Networking

The corresponding Capstone Retreat will be held online from September 2-5, 2021

Please note: The Capstone Retreat in Germany from Oct. 13 to 17, 2021 has been cancelled.

Webcasts will be with Lopön Charlotte and/or Pieter Oosthuizen and will go for one hour unless stated differently. 

 

Feeding Your Demons® Level I (Starts March 5, 2022)

  • Sunday, March 13: 10am to 11.30am Mountain Time (MT, Colorado)
    • The last half hour from 11am to 11.30am MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.
  • Sunday, March 27: 10am to 11am MT
    • Additional 60 min for the Buddhist Track from 11am to 12pm MT – Live attendance of this webcast is required
  • Sunday, April 10: 10am to 11am MT
    • Additional 30min for the Buddhist Track from 11am to 11.30am MT
  • Sunday, May 1: 10am to 11.30am MT
    • The last half hour from 11am to 11.30am MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.

 

Feeding Your Demons® Level II (Buddhist Track starts February 12, 2022, Secular Track starts February 19, 2022)

  • Friday, March 4: 10am – 11.45am Mountain Time (MT, Colorado)
    • From 11am to 11.45am MT is only for the Buddhist Track  – Live attendance of this webcast is required
  • Friday, March 18: 10am – 12pm MT
    • Secular Track participants join only at 10.30am MT
    • The last half hour from 11.30am to 12pm MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.
  • Friday, April 1: 10am – 11.45am MT
    • From 11am to 11.45am MT is only for the Buddhist Track – Live attendance of this webcast is required
  • Friday, April 15: 10am – 12pm MT
    • Secular Track participants join only at 10.30am MT
    • The last half hour from 11.30am to 12pm MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.

 

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level (Starts February 19, 2022)

  • Friday, February 25, 2022: 10am – 11.30am Mountain Time (MT, Colorado)
  • Friday, March 11, 2022: 10am – 11.30am MT
  • Friday, March 25, 2022: 10am – 11.30am MT

In addition to the Live Webcasts there will be two small group discussions in the Certification Level.

  • Friday, March 4, 2022: 10am – 11.30am MT
  • Friday, March 18, 2022: 10am – 11.30am MT

In 2022 we will offer two Capstone Retreats:

  • Online Capstone Retreat: April 2-5, 2022
  • Onsite Capstone Retreat at Tara Mandala: September 1-5, 2022

Qualifying participants can choose to attend either of those two Capstone Retreats. 

Feeding Your Demons® Level I: no prerequisites

Feeding Your Demons® Level II:

  • Secular Track
    • Completion of Feeding Your Demons® Level I (Buddhist or Secular Track) or Kapala Training Level 1
    • 50 Solo Demon Feedings
    • 15 Partner Demon Feedings
    • Plant a Tree
    • 15-60 min 5 days per week of mindfulness meditation recommended
  • Buddhist Track
    • Completion of Feeding Your Demons® Level I (Buddhist Track) or Kapala Training Level 1 
    • 50 Solo Demon Feedings
    • 15 Partner Demon Feedings
    • 80 hours of Prajnaparamita meditation
    • Plant a Tree

Prerequisites have to be fulfilled at the start date of the retreat. You will receive information on how to submit them upon registration.

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level

  • Submission and approval of the application for certification
  • Completion of FYD Levels I & II Online (Buddhist- or Secular Track), or Kapala Training Levels I & II

With the start of the Certification Level you will have to have completed the following prerequisites in addition to your practices submitted for FYD Online Level II:

  • 4 more Solo Demon Feedings
  • 39 more Partner Demon Feedings
  • 10 special Facilitator Tracking Forms to be completed with 10 volunteers who have never experienced the FYD process before
  • 10 Solo Extended Ally processes
  • 10 Partner Extended Ally processes

Prerequisites have to be fulfilled at the start date of the retreat. You will receive information on how to submit them upon registration.

Feeding Your Demons® Level I

  • Secular Track
    • average of 1h 30min per week of video materials
    • average of 3h 30min per week of assignments (including a daily meditation practice)
    • total of 5h per week
  • Buddhist Track
    • average of 1h 45min per week of video materials
    • average of 5h per week of assignments (including a daily meditation practice)
    • total of 6h 45min per week

 

Feeding Your Demons® Level II

  • Secular Track
    • average of 1h per week of video materials
    • average of 1h 30min per week of assignments
    • ongoing FYD practice of approx. 3hours per week
    • daily meditation practice of approx. 5hours per week recommended
    • total of 5h30min per week (excl. your daily meditation practice)
  • Buddhist Track
    • average of 1h20min per week of video materials
    • average of 2hours per week of assignments
    • ongoing FYD practice of approx. 3hours per week
    • daily meditation practice of approx. 5hours per week recommended
    • total of 6h20min per week (excl. your daily meditation practice)

 

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level

5 week long Online Course:

  • average of 2h per week of video materials and webcasts
  • average of 2h per week of assignments
  • total of 4h per week

5 day long onsite Capstone Retreat