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

With Pieter Oosthuizen

February 28 - March 5, 2021

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.

NOTE: All sessions be attended live (in-person via Zoom) rather than watching the recordings afterwards. In this case, recordings will be meant as a supplement for review after attending the sessions.

Who Can Attend?

  • This is a required retreat for the Magyu Mother Lineage Program.
  • Anyone who has completed all prerequisites listed below.

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”
  • 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 (if attended prior to 2020) or Walking the Buddha’s Path to Genuine Happiness, Opening the Heart of Compassion, and Vajrayana
  • Completion of Wisdom Rising: Meeting the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis or Wisdom Rising Online Course  (or completion of the Vajrayana Retreat if attended prior to 2020)
  • 225 hours (150 sessions) of Mandala of the Five Dakinis practice

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

What is a Virtual Retreat?

Virtual Retreats are Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreats, teachings and in-depth workshops during which practitioners receive dharma teachings, engage in guided practice, experience hands-on learning, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom) during consecutive days (with few exceptions) and daylong offerings. This modality of learning is appropriate for practitioners who are able to create a practice container of their own, setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing themselves from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action for the specific dates and times that the teachings occur. 

Virtual Retreats are meant to be attended live given that direct transmission (Tib. lung) may be given. However, access to recordings of the sessions are available for additional viewing for various timeframes specified by the price level selected.

Tiered-Prices

Tara Mandala offers tiered pricing for all virtual retreats to allow participants the opportunity to consider offering additional financial support for Tara Mandala while gaining greater access to the recordings of the teachings post-retreat. These are difficult times for everyone, and Tara Mandala is no exception. We encourage you to select at the highest level within your capacity to assist Tara Mandala in covering the costs to offer these wonderful teachings. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!

$478 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the basic costs of holding this specific retreat, including compensating our teachers. 

$588 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers basic costs of this retreat and supports the year round staff at Tara Mandala.

$645 – Tier 3 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers basic costs for this retreat, supports year around staff as well as facilities maintenance and other critical operational needs.

Any additional contribution to our Annual Fund will allow Tara Mandala Retreat Center to continue to operate, be a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism, and an active dharma center 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.

There are many ways to support and engage with Tara Mandala’s activities. Click here to learn more. We appreciate your support and generosity! 

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.

Note: Tara Mandala has two scholarship funds and offers deferred payment plans as resources for anyone with financial limitations. For more information and to apply, visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance Page

VIRTUAL RETREAT SCHEDULE

Listed times are the online portions of the retreat. All times are Mountain Time. 

Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.

NOTE: All sessions be attended live (in-person via Zoom) rather than watching the recordings afterwards.

Sunday, February 28:
2:00pm – 3:00pm MT: Opening Session (this session will include a Lung w/ Lama Tsultrim)

Monday, March 1:
7:00am – 7:45am MT: Practice Session
9:00am – 11:00am MT: Teaching Session
12:30pm – 2:30pm MT: Teaching Session
3:30pm – 4:15pm MT: Practice Session

Tuesday, March 2:
7:00am – 7:45am MT: Practice Session
9:00am – 11:00am MT: Teaching Session
12:30pm – 2:30pm MT: Teaching Session
3:30pm – 4:15pm MT: Practice Session

Wednesday, March 3:
7:00am – 7:45am MT: Practice Session
9:00am – 11:00am MT: Teaching Session
12:30pm – 2:30pm MT: Teaching Session
3:30pm – 4:15pm MT: Practice Session

Thursday, March 4:
7:00am – 7:45am MT: Practice Session
9:00am – 11:00am MT: Teaching Session
12:30pm – 2:30pm MT: Teaching Session
3:30pm – 4:15pm MT: Practice Session

Friday, March 5:
10:00am – 12:00pm: Closing Session and Tsog (Ritual Feast)

Date & Time Details: February 28 - March 5, 2021

Location: Online - Zoom

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  • $478.00 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
  • $588.00 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
  • $645.00 – Tier 3 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)

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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