Teachings, Courses, & Retreats

Date & Time Details: June 27-July 1, 2024

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: taramandalaitalia@gmail.com

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Kapala I: Feeding your Demons (Retreat in Italy)

With Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen

June 27 - July 1, 2024

Taught in English, with Italian translation

Feeding your Demons is a powerful and profound method for working with rather than fighting against the obstacles, conflicts, and challenges of our life. By meeting our fears and obsessions with gentleness and compassion, and nurturing their underlying need, we allow them to transform into allies, insight and wisdom. Drawing on traditional practices and teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this process was developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, a Western Buddhist teacher and author of Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict. 

The Prajna Paramita teachings and meditation also introduced in this retreat invite us to awaken to the ultimate nature of mind. A concise and profound practice developed by Lama Tsultrim, this meditation fosters a spacious view to hold the personal work of Feeding your Demons. 

Our time will include teachings, meditation, discussion, and practice of Feeding your Demons so that it may become of use to you on a daily basis. No previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation is necessary.

The Kapala I Training is the first in a series of in-depth trainings in Feeding your Demons, Prajna Paramita and the lineage of the 11th century Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön. For those interested in offering Feeding your Demons to clients, this is the first level of a three-level Facilitator Certification Training. 

Contact taramandalaitalia@gmail.com to learn more and register. 


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…
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