April 22–24, 2022 at Drala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, CO
with Charlotte Rotterdam
Tuition $195 + 2 nights
This retreat offers an introduction to the process of Feeding Your Demons, a powerful and profound method for working with rather than fighting against the obstacles, conflicts, and challenges of our lives. By meeting our fears and obsessions with tenderness, compassion, and nurturance, we allow them to transform into insight, wisdom, and strength. 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 weekend will include teachings, sitting meditation, discussion, and practice in the actual process of Feeding Your Demons so that it may become useful to you on a daily basis. No previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation is necessary. All are welcome.
Takeaways from this program:
- Familiarity and ease with the 5-step Feeding Your Demons process.
- Experience guiding others through the process.
- A clearer understanding of personal demons, how they function in your life, and how you can bring compassionate transformation to them.
- Meditation instruction and practice.
Please review and understand SMC’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting SMC.
Charlotte Z. Rotterdam is a Buddhist teacher, meditation instructor and contemplative educator. She received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of the Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2016. She is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University and an Instructor in Naropa’s Core College, World Wisdom Department, and Graduate School of Psychology. She co-developed and teaches Naropa’s Mindful Compassion Training, a secular program to cultivate compassion in personal, professional and societal contexts. Charlotte received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. The mother of two boys, she has published essays on the intersection of spiritual practice and daily life in Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, Mandala and Fearless Nest, an anthology. www.skymind.us.
Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program’s departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program’s schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.