July 18 – 23, 2018
Pieter Oosthuizen and Polly Ryan
Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Pagosa Springs, CO
Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and struggling with them. This process is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of personal demons and other dilemmas of modern life. The demon work will be balanced by the deep practice of Prajna Paramita, a “nature of mind” meditation practice. This training is the first step for licensed healing professionals who want to become certified to use this process professionally.
This is a required retreat for the Magyu Mother Lineage Program.
This retreat is open to all.
Kapala Training Level 1 includes:
- Feeding Your Demons® – solo and partner work
- Feeding Your Demons® with drawing and clay
- Extended Ally Process – solo and partner work
- Prajna Paramita practice
July 18 – 23, 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: $180 – $240
Accommodation: Ranges from $482 – $1,644
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.
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 first 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.
Polly Ryan, MA, MFT has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1992. She has also studied with B. Alan Wallace for over two decades. Under the tutelage of B. Alan Wallace, she has studied Shamatha, The Four Applications of Mindfulness, Seven Point Mind Training, The Four Immeasurables, Dzogchen, and other practices for over two decades. She has received teachings from many other Tibetan teachers including Kalachakra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama in the late 1980’s. Polly is a certified Feeding Your Demons® Therapist and utilizes this process as a therapeutic life tool to assist clients in feeding rather than fighting their inner blocks to healing, growth and transformation. Polly opened her psychotherapy practice in 1986 in Truckee, CA, and Reno, NV. She leads the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha in downtown Truckee.