June 21 – 24, 2018
Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen
Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Pagosa Springs, CO
Join us to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides protection from fears and obstacles. She sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. In this retreat you will learn the Green Tara practice from the Luminous Secret Vajra Treasury, a treasure cycle of Adzom Drukpa.
This is a required retreat for the Magyu Mother Lineage Program.
This retreat is open to all.
June 21 – 24, 2018
This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.
Suggested Dana/Donation to teachers: $120-$160
Accommodation: Ranges from $321 – $1,040
Tara Mandala is an international Vajrayana Buddhist community with its home base at 7,500 feet above sea level in the mountains of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. It is guided by Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons.
Löpon Charlotte Rotterdam has studied Tibetan Buddhism for the last 20 years, was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006, and received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala from Lama Tsultrim in 2016. Charlotte teaches in the US and abroad, often in partnership with her husband Pieter Oosthuizen, and co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha.
Charlotte received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She served as executive co-director of Tara Mandala for four years, and thereafter as Trustee and Board President. Currently she is an Instructor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University. The mother of two boys, she has published essays on the intersection of spiritual practice and motherhood in Mandala magazine and in an anthology, Fearless Nest.
Pieter Oosthuizen is an entrepreneur and a teacher. Pieter has brought innovative leadership to institutions such as Naropa University where he held the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Tara Mandala Retreat Center, founded and led by Lama Tsultrim Allione, where he and Charlotte served as Executive Directors and later as Trustees on the Board. His years of leadership have been dedicated to creating healthy, creative, and effective organizations built on cultures of openness, authenticity and honest communication. He received his Law degree in his native South Africa.
Pieter has been teaching and offering guidance in meditation and the process of Feeding your Demons for several years. To this end he brings a unique blend of incisive insight and genuine compassion. Among other disciplines, he has studied in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for two decades and most recently with Lama Tsultim Allione.