Tara Mandala International

Dentog Chigma Chöd: The Method for Accomplishment on One Seat – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

August 20 - 24, 2020
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat   The profound practice of Dentog Chigma, “liberation on one seat,” combines the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional Chöd with the visualization and mantra recitation of Tibetan Buddhist deity practice. The practitioner engages with various forms of Machig Labdrön – including a wrathful emanation…

Feeding Your Demons Workshop Netherlands

With Paula van Lammeren

August 22 - 23, 2020
Larijs trainingen
The workshop provides a thorough grounding in this remarkable method for transforming and befriending negative emotions, fears, illness and self defeating patterns; and introduces the radical notion that to heal and transform ourselves we must ‘feed’ not fight our demons. The process has been developed and carefully designed by Lama…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Pieter Oosthuizen and Karla Jackson-Brewer

September 2 - 8, 2020
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  The Mandala of the Five Buddhas is for all of us who long to integrate the awakened, sacred, and wise masculine within ourselves. Buddhism sees the enlightened masculine as the capacity to act skillfully and with wise compassion. These are capacities that must be nurtured…

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

With Pieter Oosthuizen

September 14 - 19, 2020
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  In Kapala Training Level III we will go further into Machig Labdrön’s lineage, learning specific new practices and deepen our understanding of the roots and branches of her lineage tree. Students will receive the Machig empowerment and associated practices during this retreat. Who Can Attend?…

Feeding your Demons – Den Dämonen Nahrung geben

With Gudrun Binder

October 16 - 18, 2020
Zentrum Sangha
When we are talking about demons, we are not talking about ghosts or goblins but our fears, obsessions, a difficult relationship, self-hatred, anything that blocks our inner freedom. We tend to fight our demons, but the harder we fight them, the stronger they become. If we want to liberate ourselves…

Introductory Feeding Your Demons workshop

With Vajralila and Sudakini Davies

October 17, 2020
Cornerstone Community Centre
Introductory Daylong Workshop: •The context of the practice. •A full introduction to the 5 step method of ‘Feeding Your Demons.’ •A guided practice. •Demonstration of the partner work. •Opportunity to practice partner work. •Handouts of 5 step process for individual and partner work; also ‘tracking forms’. •Participants who have completed…

Return to Zangri – Pilgrimage to Bhutan 2020 Information

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

October 22 - November 5, 2020
In 2020 we will return to Bhutan to Druk Zangri Khamar, the seat of Machig Labdrön’s lineage in Bhutan. During the 2020 pilgrimage Return to Zangri, we will be visiting our sister Sangha from across the earth and dive deeper into our tradition. We will learn the actual melodies and dances from…


With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

April 22 - 27, 2021
This retreat consists of a deepening of the Prajña Paramita practice, an introduction to Jamgön Kongtrül’s text “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother,” and Machig Labdrön’s method for cutting through discursive thoughts with sound. Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) work will expand through the mapping of family lineage demons, physical body…