Teachings, Courses, & Retreats

  • Camping (All-Gender) – $620.00
  • Commuting – $310.00
  • Dorm Yurt, All-Gender (Old Gompa) – $620.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Women's (Padma Yurt) – $620.00
  • Prajna Double – $620.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $900.00

Date & Time Details:
Friday, May 24 - Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

Address: 4000 Burns Canyon Rd (USFS Rd 649), Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Scholarships & Financial Assistance:
Learn more about available financial assistance options and apply for a scholarship here.

Required Program Fees:
Generosity Rate - $410
Sustainability Rate - $319
Access Rate - $228

Suggested Dana Range: $120-360
The program prices do not include teacher offerings (dana). To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here.

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Feeding Your Demons® Kapala Level I (Retreat in Colorado)

With Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen

May 24 - 29, 2024

Feeding Your Demons® Kapala Level I is a simple but profound five-step process that guides the practitioner to transform their demons into protective allies through a sequence of illuminating questions and visualizations. Created by Lama Tsultrim Allione, it employs principles of the Tibetan Buddhist practice Chöd, as originally articulated by the eleventh-century female Tibetan teacher, Machig Labdrön. 

This method has helped thousands of people transform and heal negative emotions, fears, illnesses, and self-defeating patterns. The work transcends spiritual constructs, serving as a meaningful tool for anybody, regardless of religious affiliation or personal philosophy.

Who is it for?

  • Individuals who wish to acquire an effective methodology to directly engage with their own habitual patterns, challenges, and obstacles for sustained transformation.
  • Mental health professionals, life coaches, substance abuse or guidance counselors, spiritual mentors, social workers, or anyone who wishes to eventually become certified to use this method to help and empower others. (See FYD Online Certification Program for more details)
  • This retreat fulfills the Kapala Level I requirement for the Magyu: The Mother Lineage Program

Feeding Your Demons Kapala Level I Includes: 

  • Feeding Your Demons® – solo and partner work
  • Feeding Your Demons® with drawing and clay
  • Types of Demons
  • Mapping Demon Complexes
  • Prajnaparamita practice
  • Students will receive all the relevant FYD forms (including the Solo 5 Steps for Feeding Your Demons®; the Partner 5 Steps for Feeding Your Demons®; Demon Tracking Forms; Combined Partner 5 Steps of FYD & Tracking Form; Prajñaparamita practice text, etc. (pdf downloads)


Who Can Attend?

Suggested reading: Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict by Tsultrim Allione.

Registration for this retreat will close on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 10:00am (MDT). 

To prepare for your visit, we invite you to read our information on Tara Mandala’s Health & Safety Protocols for In-Person Retreats.

Tara Mandala Pricing Guidelines
As we work to become an equitable, diverse and inclusive community, our pricing guidelines are intended to be a map, inviting each of us to take inventory of resources that contribute to our access to precious dharma teachings. While we do ask you to look inward, please know there is no right or wrong answer. We encourage you to select the range/rate appropriate to your circumstances. To learn more about Tara Mandala’s pricing guidelines for Online Programs, In-Person Retreats, and Special Promotions, please visit this page

Installment Payment Plan Option at Registration
During registration, students can either pay the program fee in full or select the Installment Payment option. If choosing the installment payment option, students will pay a 50% deposit upon registering and subsequent equal payments will be processed automatically every two-weeks. The final balance is due 14 days before the start of the program.

Deferred Payment Plans and Financial Assistance
Tara Mandala offers two types of financial assistance: Deferred Payment Plans and Scholarships. You may apply for one or both of these types of assistance. Read the terms carefully as outlined on the financial aid application. Please see this page for further information.

Offering dana to the teacher: The practice of offering dana, which means “generosity,” is the traditional offering the student makes to the teacher as a symbol of appreciation, gratitude, and reciprocity for receiving the precious teachings. Information on offering dana to the teacher will be provided during the program. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here.

Sustaining Sangha:
If you are currently a member of our Sustaining Sangha, you may apply your Online Program discount to this course. To learn more about Sustaining Sangha membership, benefits, and discounts, click here

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Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen
Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher 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…
Learn more about Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen

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Tara Mandala

PO Box 3040
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970.731.3711 Web: taramandala.org

Mission Statement

Tara Mandala offers solo and group practice, study, and retreat inspired by and anchored in authentic lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism, nurturing a complete path to ultimate realization as well as exploring the interface between Buddhist teachings and Western psychology … More »