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Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level III

With Pieter Oosthuizen

September 14 - 19, 2020

In Kapala Training Level III we will go further into Machig Labdrön’s lineage, learning specific new practices and deepening our understanding of the roots and branches of her lineage tree. Students will receive the Machig empowerment and associated practices during this retreat.

Who Can Attend?

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Kapala Training Levels I and II
  • Completion of a total of 54 solo and 54 partner Feeding Your Demons® processes begun after Kapala Training Level I
  • 108 hours of  “Supplication to the Great Mother Machig Labdrön”
  • 108 hours of “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother” with “Cutting the Four Demons Loose into Space”
    • You may choose how much time to spend with each (Transmitting the Meaning and Cutting the Four Demons) in one practice session.
  • 200 thirty-minute sessions of Taking and Waking 
    • Or 100 hours total – You can do as much time as you like in one practice session, but 30 minutes is the minimum per session.
  • Completion of the Three Yana Retreat
  • Completion of the Chöd Retreat (Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche)

In this retreat you will receive:

  • The Empowerment of Machig Labdrön
  • The practice of “Opening the Gate to Space”
  • Feeding Your Demons® with dream figures
  • Collective Societal, Cultural, and Historical Demons
  • Organizational and Group-dynamic Demons
  • The Fourth Demon: Ego-clinging
  • Extended Ally processes with the journey

Suggested Dana Range: $180-$300

What is Dana?

  • Dana is a Pali word meaning “generosity.” As one of the six paramitas or “perfections,” the practice of generosity is an integral part of the Buddhist path. Dharma teachings are traditionally offered on the basis of dana which is offered to a teacher in recognition of the precious gift that has been given. Tara Mandala compensates teachers by only covering their travel and room and board while teaching. Tara Mandala suggests a range of dana for each retreat, based on the number of days in which the retreat will take place. There is an opportunity to give dana upon registration directly to the teacher(s) or at the end of each retreat, which is a special time of honoring what has been given and what has been received. For more information about Dana, click here.

Date & Time Details: This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

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  • Camping (All-Gender) – $480.00
  • Dorm Yurt, All-Gender (Old Gompa) – $588.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Men's (Vajra) – $588.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Women's (Padma Yurt) – $588.00
  • Prajna 3-Bed All-Gender/Family Room – $648.00
  • Prajna Double – $840.00
  • Prajna Queen Shared-Bed – $840.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $1,350.00
  • Tent Cabin (All-Gender) – $648.00

Suggested Dana Range: $180 - $300

The above prices do not include teacher offerings or dana. If you would like to offer dana for this retreat prior to arrival you can do so here.

Teacher

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…
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