Feeding Your Demons® Online Program

Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lopon Charlotte Rotterdam
Pieter Oosthuizen

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Feeding Your Demons® Online Program

Key Features

  • Developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) is a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns, triggers, and neuroses that undermine the quality and enjoyment of our lives.
  • Become fully certified to use this method in a therapeutic setting with clients, or choose the à la carte options for personal growth and enrichment.
  • Taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione with teachers Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen.
  • 11 Live Webcasts over the entire program, with small discussion groups and an online Capstone Retreat in the final Certification Level.
  • Choose between a Buddhist Track (aka Kapala Training) and a Secular Track.
  • One year access to the program.

What Will I Learn?

  • Learn the history, theory, and practice of FYD, which is based on an ancient Buddhist healing practice.
  • Discover how to work with afflictive emotions and habitual patterns, unraveling their roots and discovering your own innate wisdom. 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what drains your energy and preoccupies your mind, learning how to liberate these patterns.
  • Learn how to work with personal and family demons.
  • Understand the interconnectedness of your emotional patterns, and how a single pattern can impact multiple areas of your life. 
  • Integrate the practice by working with clay and art, to more fully express and feel the process of transformation.
  • Acquire powerful and uniquely flexible tools to help relieve the suffering of others as a therapist, coach, or facilitator.
  • Establish a regular, transformational meditation practice that integrates seamlessly with your established life and work.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Ideal for therapists, coaches, and facilitators who want to use this powerful technique with their clients (Certification option).
  • Ideal for individuals who wish to work deeply with their own ‘demons’ (À la carte option).
  • The work transcends spiritual constructs, serving as a meaningful tool for anyone who wishes to feel greater peace with their emotions, regardless of religious affiliation or personal philosophy.
  • If you have ever suffered from, or want to help those who suffer from anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, illness, fear, eating disorders, self-hatred, grief, anger issues, prejudice, or any other form of internal conflict and suffering, then you can benefit from FYD.

Course Options:

  • The Full Certification program consists of three levels: 
    • FYD Level I
    • FYD Level II
    • Certification Level and online Capstone Retreat
  • Full Certification consists of all three levels, taken sequentially.
  • À la carte option: the levels could also be taken on an individual, course-by-course basis.
  • The Full Certification program is generally designed to be completed within 1 year, with new Level I and Level II courses starting every 6 months. However, there is only 1 Certification Level offered each year, therefore the minimum time to complete Certification will be either 12 or 18 months, depending on your start date. Please note, you can also take a leave of absence at any point between courses if you need more time to complete your prerequisites.
  • Participants also choose between a Secular and a Buddhist Track (Kapala Training). Please see this short video for explanation of Secular and Buddhist Tracks
  • Please note: all upfront registrations for Full Certification receive a $250 discount.
Secular Track Buddhist Track (Kapala)
Full Certification (Save $250) $2,750 $2,900
À la Carte options:
FYD I Only $475 $525
FYD II Only $575 $675
FYD II and Certification (Save $175) $2,350 $2,450 
FYD Certification Only $1,950 $1,950

“Lama Tsultrim Allione has brought some of the most important teachings from Tibet to the West for enhancing well being, through her book ‘Feeding Your Demons’ and FYD trainings.

In the practice of Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) she developed and refined a fundamental method of working with negative emotions and patterns in an easy to follow 5-step process that can be effective and even transformative in the short term. Rather than remaining esoteric knowledge, she has made Feeding Your Demons® secular and accessible to the public.

I believe this practice holds tremendous potential to help reduce suffering.”

Author, best seller “The Telomere Effect,” and forthcoming book, “The Stress Prescription”

Full Certification

The next group starts on 3 March 2024.
Registration is now open!
To apply for the Full Certification Program click here.

Price:

Secular Track: $2,750 (save $250 over individual options)
Buddhist Track: $2,900 (save $250 over individual options)

  • Choice between a Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) and Secular Track
  • On-demand access to all online course materials (more than 30 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 11 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Tuition for the online Capstone Retreat
  • Authorization to use FYD with others as a Certified Facilitator (upon graduation)
  • All the relevant FYD forms, including the Five Steps for Solo Work; the Five Steps for Partner Work; Demon Tracking Forms; Extended Ally Forms; etc. (pdf downloads)
  • One year access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track, pdf downloads of the following texts:
    • Prajñaparamita practice
    • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother practice
    • Cutting the Four Demons Loose into Space practice
    • Supplication to the Great Mother practice
    • Taking and Waking practice
    • Excerpts from ‘The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin’
  • There are terms and conditions that apply to certified FYD Facilitators (see here for details).
FYD Full Certification

Feeding Your Demons®  Level I Only

The next group starts on 3 March 2024.
Registration is now open!

Price:

Secular Track: $475
Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): $525

  • Choice between a Secular and Buddhist Track
  • On-demand access to all course materials  (12 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 4 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen
  • All the relevant FYD forms, including the Five Steps for Solo Work; the Five Steps for Partner Work; Demon Tracking Forms; etc. (pdf downloads)
  • One year of access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): 
    • Prajñaparamita practice text (pdf download)
Register: FYD Level I Secular TrackRegister: FYD Level I Buddhist Track (Kapala)
FYD Level I

Feeding Your Demons®  Level II Only

FYD Level II Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) will start 23 February 2024
FYD Level II Secular Track will start 1 March 2024.
Registration is now open !

Price:

Secular Track: $575
Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): $675

  • Please note there are prerequisites for this course.
  • Choice between a Secular and Buddhist Track
  • On-demand access to all course materials (12 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 4 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Additional FYD forms, including the Extended Ally and Extended Ally with a Journey forms (pdf downloads).
  • One year of access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track (Kapala Training), pdf downloads of the following texts: 
    • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother practice
    • Cutting the Four Demons Loose Into Space practice
    • Supplication to the Great Mother practice
    • Taking and Waking practice
    • Excerpts from ‘The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin’
Register: FYD Level II Secular TrackRegister: FYD Level II Buddhist Track (Kapala)
FYD Level II

Feeding Your Demons®  Level II and Certification Level

FYD Level II Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) will start 23 February 2024
FYD Level II Secular Track will start 1 March 2024.
Registration is now open!
To apply for FYD Certification click here.

Price:

Secular Track: $2,350 (save $175 over individual options)
Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): $2,450 (save $175 over individual options)

  • Please note there are prerequisites for this course.
  • Choice between a Secular and Buddhist Track (Kapala Training)
  • On-demand access to all course materials (17 hours of teachings, primarily by Lama Tsultrim Allione)
  • Access to 7 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Participation in live small discussion groups
  • Tuition for a 4-day online Capstone Retreat
  • Authorization to use FYD with others as a Certified Facilitator (upon graduation)
  • Additional FYD forms, including the Extended Ally and Extended Ally with a Journey forms (pdf downloads).
  • One year access to the program.
  • For the Buddhist Track (Kapala Training), pdf downloads of the following texts: 
    • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother practice
    • Cutting the Four Demons Loose Into Space practice
    • Supplication to the Great Mother practice
    • Taking and Waking practice
    • Excerpts from ‘The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin’
  • There are terms and conditions that apply to certified FYD Facilitators (see here for details).

Feeding Your Demons®  Certification Level Only

The next course be will in Fall 2024.
To apply for Certification Level click here.

Price: $1,950

  • Please note there are prerequisites for this course
  • On-demand access to all online course materials
  • One year access to the program.
  • Access to 3 live webcasts (and subsequent recordings) with Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam & Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen
  • Participation in live small discussion groups
  • Tuition for a 4-day online Capstone Retreat 
    • The corresponding Capstone Retreat will be held online 29 Feb – 3 March 2024
  • Authorization to use FYD with others as a Certified Facilitator (upon graduation)
  • There are terms and conditions that apply to certified FYD Facilitators (see here for details).
FYD Certification Level

Payment Plans & Financial Assistance:

Tara Mandala offers two types of financial assistance: Payment Plans and Scholarships. You may apply for one or both of these types of assistance.

Please note: FYD Certification is a professional qualification that increases one’s capacity to earn. As a result, we have very limited scholarship funds available for the Full Certification Program or the Certification Level Only Program. If you desire financial assistance for those programs, please consider applying for a Payment Plan. For those scholarship applications received, Equity and Diversity candidates will be prioritized.

If you do decide to apply for financial assistance for FYD Full Certification or Certification Level Only, please ensure you have also completed the FYD Application Form by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button above.

“Feeding your Demons is a gift of wisdom and heart from Lama Tsultrim Allione’s deep practice and knowledge of the human condition. Learning this practice was a powerful personal and collective experience to immerse ourselves, in the power of acceptance and transformation, of this now research-backed effective mind training practice. Thank you, Lama Tsultrim, for this gift that keeps on giving!”

Bestselling author of “Becoming Aware, Mindsight, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human”

Feeding Your Demons® Level I

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • Historical and philosophical roots

Week 2

  • Brief introduction to guided Feeding Your Demons® process 
  • Guided Feeding Your Demons® process 

Week 3

  • Secular Track: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
  • Secular Track: Guided meditation
  • Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): Prajñaparamita teachings
  • Buddhist Track(Kapala Training): Prajñaparamita practice

Week 4 

  • Secular Track: Practice week – no teachings
  • Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): The Nine Breaths

Week 5

  • Types of demons
  • Mapping demon complexes

Week 6

  • Feeding Your Demons® Partner Work
  • Demonstration of Partner Work

Week 7

  • Working with art

Week 8 

  • Common questions and answers

 

Feeding Your Demons® Level II

The Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) of Feeding Your Demons® Level II will start one week before the Secular Track and will have one additional week at the end. The Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) goes over a total of ten weeks, the Secular Track over eight weeks. To reflect this in the course overview the first week of the Buddhist Track (Kapala) is listed as Week 0.

Week 0 (Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) only)

  • Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother

Week 1

  • The Body Map

Week 2

  • Secular Track: Open Awareness Meditation
  • Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): Cutting the Demons Loose into Space

Week 3

  • The Extended Ally process

Week 4

  • Family Lineage Maps: Family Demons

Week 5

  • Family Lineage Maps: Family Allies

Week 6

  • Secular Track: practice week – no teachings 
  • Buddhist Track (Kapala Training): Supplication to the Great Mother

Week 7 

  • Extended Ally with Journey process

Week 8

  • Hydra Map: Further Refinement
  • Next steps in certification

Week 9 (Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) only)

  • Taking and Waking
  • The Grand Poem of Aryadeva the Brahmin
  • Machig’s Last Instructions

 

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level

The Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level is the final level of our FYD Certification Program. This final level offers in-depth training on topics such as the psychological foundations of FYD, the anatomy of the FYD Process, how to work with challenges arising in facilitation, and how to deepen your own FYD practice.  For successful candidates, the training results in becoming certified to use the method to help others on their path.

5 week long Online Course:

Week 1

  • The Facilitator’s Role

Week 2

  • Working with Challenging Conditions & the Psychological Parameters of FYD
  • Western Psychological Influences in FYD

Week 3

  • Deepening Your Client’s FYD Journey
  • Deepening Your Personal Work

Week 4

  • Working with Children
  • Working with Couples
  • Working with Dreams

Week 5

  • Physical Illness, Pain, and the Dying Process
  • Working with Trauma
  • Diversity & Inclusion

 

4 Day online Capstone Retreat:

  • Best practices in facilitation
  • Panel discussion with FYD experts
  • Extensive Q&A and discussions
  • Small group discussions according to special interests
  • Short presentations by participants
  • Networking

The corresponding Capstone Retreat is held online within a fortnight of end of Certification Level

Webcasts will be with Lopön Charlotte and/or Pieter Oosthuizen and will go for one hour unless stated differently. 

 

Feeding Your Demons® Level I (Starts 3 March 2024)

  • Saturday, 9 March: 10am to 11.30am Mountain Time (MT, Colorado)
    • The last half hour from 11am to 11.30am MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.
  • Saturday, 23 March: 10am to 11am MT
    • Additional 60 min for the Buddhist Track from 11am to 12pm MT – Live attendance of this webcast is required (option 1 of 2)
  • Saturday, 13 April: 10am to 11am MT
    • Additional 30min for the Buddhist Track from 11am to 11.30am MT
  • Saturday, 27 April: 10am to 11:30am MT
    • The last half hour from 11am to 11.30am MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.
    • Additional 45 min for the Buddhist Track from 9.15am to 10am MT – Live attendance of this webcast is required (option 2 of 2)

In addition to the Live Webcasts the following  practice sessions are offered.
Attendance is encouraged, but optional.

Saturday, 16 March: 10am-11am MT
Saturday, 30 March: 10am-11am MT (Kapala / Buddhist Track participants only)
Saturday, 6 April: 10am-11am MT (Secular Track participants only)
Saturday, 20 April: 10am-11am MT (Kapala / Buddhist Track participants only)

Feeding Your Demons® Level II (Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) starts February 2024, Secular Track starts March 2024)
Live attendance of the webcasts are required unless other arrangements have been made.

  • Friday, March 8: 10am – 11.45am Mountain Time (MT, Colorado)
    • From 11am to 11.45am MT is only for the Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) Live attendance is required for Transmission
  • Friday, March 29: 10am – 12pm MT
    • Secular Track participants join only at 10.30am MT
    • The last half hour from 11.30am to 12pm MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.
  • Friday, April 12: 10am – 11.45am MT
    • From 11am to 11.45am MT is only for the Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) Live attendance is required for Transmission
  • Friday, April 26: 10am – 12pm MT
    • Secular Track participants join only at 10.30am MT
    • The last half hour from 11.30am to 12pm MT will be dedicated to conversations in small groups.

In addition to the Live Webcasts there are practice sessions & small group discussions:

  • Friday, 15 March: 10am – 11am Mountain Time (MT, Colorado)
    • Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) only
  • Friday, 22 March: 10am – 11am MT
    • Secular Track only
  • Friday, 5 April: 10am – 11am MT
    • Both Tracks
  • Friday, 19 April: 10am – 11am MT
    • Buddhist Track (Kapala Training) only

 

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level (Starts 13 January, 2024)

  • Friday, 19 January: 10am – 11.30am Mountain Time (MT, Colorado)
  • Friday, 2 February: 10am – 11.30am MT
  • Friday, 16 February: 10am – 11.30am MT

In addition to the Live Webcasts there will be two small group discussions in the Certification Level.

  • Thursday, 25 January: 10am – 11.30am MT
  • Thursday, 8 February: 10am – 11.30am MT

For this cohort we will offer an online Capstone Retreat:

  • Online Capstone Retreat:  Thursday 29 February – Sunday 3 March
    • 7.15am -8am MT, 9am-11.30am MT, 1-3pm MT

Feeding Your Demons® Level I: no prerequisites

Feeding Your Demons® Level II:

  • Secular Track
    • Completion of Feeding Your Demons® Level I (Buddhist or Secular Track) or Kapala Training Level 1
    • 20 Solo Demon Feedings
    • 5 Partner Demon Feedings
    • Plant a Tree
    • 15-60 min 5 days per week of mindfulness meditation recommended
  • Buddhist Track
    • Completion of Feeding Your Demons® Level I (Buddhist Track) or Kapala Training Level 1 
    • 20 Solo Demon Feedings
    • 5 Partner Demon Feedings
    • 80 sessions of Prajnaparamita meditation
    • Plant a Tree

Prerequisites have to be fulfilled at the start date of the retreat. You will receive information on how to submit them upon registration.

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level

  • Submission and approval of the application for certification
  • Completion of FYD Levels I & II Online (Buddhist- or Secular Track), or Kapala Training Levels I & II

With the start of the Certification Level you will have to have completed the following prerequisites in addition to your practices submitted for FYD Online Level II:

  • 20 more Solo Demon Feedings
  • 35 more Partner Demon Feedings
  • 10 special Facilitator Tracking Forms to be completed with 10 volunteers who have never experienced the FYD process before
  • 10 Solo Extended Ally processes
  • 10 Partner Extended Ally processes

Prerequisites have to be fulfilled at the start date of the retreat. You will receive information on how to submit them upon registration.

Feeding Your Demons® Level I

  • Secular Track : total of 5h per week
    • average of 1h 30min per week of video materials
    • average of 3h 30min per week of assignments (excluding a daily meditation practice)
  • Buddhist Track : total of 5h 15min per week (excl. your daily meditation practice)
    • average of 1h45min per week of video materials
    • average of 3h30min per week of assignments (excl. your daily meditation practice)


Feeding Your Demons® Level II

  • Secular Track : total of 5h30min per week (excl. your daily meditation practice)
    • average of 1h per week of video materials
    • average of 1h 30min per week of assignments
    • ongoing FYD practice of approx. 3hours per week
    • daily meditation practice of approx. 5hours per week recommended

  • Buddhist Track : total of 6h20min per week (excl. your daily meditation practice) 
    • average of 1h20min per week of video materials
    • average of 2hours per week of assignments
    • ongoing FYD practice of approx. 3hours per week
    • daily meditation practice of approx. 5hours per week recommended

 

Feeding Your Demons® Certification Level

5 week long Online Course:

  • average of 2h per week of video materials and webcasts
  • average of 2h per week of assignments
  • total of 4h per week

4 day long online Capstone Retreat