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Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Polly Ryan, MA, MFT and Karla Jackson-Brewer

June 25 - 30, 2020

A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat 

Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and struggling with them. This process is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of personal demons and other dilemmas of modern life. This training is the first step for licensed healing professionals who want to become certified to use this process professionally. 

In this retreat you will learn:

  • Feeding Your Demons® – solo and partner work
  • Feeding Your Demons® with drawing and clay
  • Types of Demons
  • Mapping Demon Complexes
  • Prajna Paramita practice
  • For detailed daily schedule information, go to Kapala I Schedule.

Who Should Attend? 

  • This is a required retreat for the Magyu Mother Lineage Program.
  • This retreat is open to all.

To prepare for this retreat, we encourage you to:

What is a Virtual Retreat?
Our Virtual Retreat is a Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreat during which you will receive teachings, engage in guided practice, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom). We encourage you to create a retreat environment during our days together, by setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing yourself as much as possible from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action.

This retreat is meant to be attended live, however the entire retreat will be available for 7 days after the end of the retreat for additional viewing.

I registered for the original onsite retreat, what can I do?
If you have signed up for the onsite retreat at Tara Mandala, you can easily convert your registration to this new Virtual Retreat offering. Please connect with our Registrar to do this at registrar@taramandala.org.

Tiered-Prices
We’re asking our community to support Tara Mandala financially by considering our tiered-pricing model for our virtual retreats which we are launching  in 2020 to support those in our community that cannot travel due to the pandemic. These are difficult times for everyone, and Tara Mandala is no exception. We encourage you to pay at the highest level within your capacity to support Tara Mandala, our staff, and our sangha. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!

$480 – Essential Level

  • Registration at this level helps Tara Mandala cover basic costs of holding this specific retreat, including compensating our teachers. 

$588 – Luminous Level (includes a 20% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)

  • Registration at this level helps support basic costs of this retreat, and additionally supports our onsite staff  at Tara Mandala during this year of uncertainty.

$648 – Mandala Level (includes a 30% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)

  • Registration at this level helps Tara Mandala cover basic costs for this retreat, supports staff, facilities maintenance and other critical operational needs onsite this year.

Any additional contribution to our Annual Fund will allow Tara Mandala Retreat Center to continue to be a year-round center, a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism, an active dharma center with weekly dharma study and practice that provides refuge for deep practice and transformation. If you are able to provide a generous contribution beyond the prices listed above, you will also have the opportunity to do so in your registration and/or during the retreat.

Similarly, if you would like to offer Dana to the teachers leading this retreat, the information to do so will be provided during the virtual retreat sessions.

Date & Time Details: Thursday - Tuesday, June 25-June 30, 2020

Location: Online

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  • $480.00 – Essential Level
  • $588.00 – Luminous Level (includes a 20% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)
  • $648.00 – Mandala Level (includes a 30% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)

Teachers

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,…
Learn more about Polly Ryan, MA, MFT
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…
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