Charlotte Rotterdam opens the event with an invitation to sit together, to feel the Earth, release any tension and connect with the motivation for the time together. Then she unveils the topic for this gathering, opening it with a personal story of a deep solitary retreat experience in relation to the turmoil of the world. … More Lama Live! with Charlotte Rotterdam
The event opens with raising Bodhicitta and setting our motivation to listen in order to benefit all beings, followed by prayer requests for those in need. Lopon Charlotte and Pieter then respond to and answer questions from participants. While answering questions, Pieter and Lopon Charlotte teach on quotes from the 11th century master, Machig Labdron … More Lama Live! with Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen
Sundays, October 2-November 20, 2022 With Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen Skymind is an invitation into the lived experience of the Nature of Mind – the vast, potent and radiant nature of reality. Though ultimately beyond words or concept, this ground of being is immanently accessible to us, given that it is our very own … More Skymind: The Path of Open Awareness – Online Course
Green Tara – Retreat in Colorado With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam July 28 – August 2, 2022 Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot extended, embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. We invite you to join us in this in-person retreat for … More Green Tara – Retreat in Colorado
April 22–24, 2022 at Drala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, CO
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. … More Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
October 22 to December 17, 2021
Following on last year’s popular course, we return for a deeper dive into Machig’s verses on the nature of mind, offered both to those new to these teachings and as a deepening for those who attended last year’s program.
Machig Labdrön – the great 11th century Tibetan yogini – is unequivocal in her insistence that our truest nature, the very ground of being, is not elsewhere:
Once one’s mind is recognized for sure, there’s no need to establish buddha from elsewhere. … More Skymind: The Path of Open Awareness (Online Course)
Postponed until Spring 2022
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 by all of us, regardless of our gender identity. … More Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine (Virtual Retreat)
September 11, 2021 (Level I and Full Certification)
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. … More Feeding Your Demons® – Online Program
March 14 – 20, 2021.
The image of “masculine” and “feminine” joined in union – Yab Yum – is central to Tantric Buddhism. The Yab Yum represents our inherent wholeness which holds all dualities in a dynamic totality. As we enter the Yab Yum Mandala we recognize the completeness of our true nature and engage the “other” with openness, curiosity and compassion. … More Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Union of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine
April 17 – 18, 2021
How can we give expression to the deepest insights into the nature of reality? Can words ever capture that which is beyond concept? Many of the great early Tantric practitioners and mahasiddhas wrote their realizations through songs and poems (dohas) which point, like rainbow arrows, to ineffable truth. At times, these verses draw on everyday, ordinary experience to reveal a view of the sacred world; at others, they point directly and unflinchingly to the nature of mind. … More Sacred World, Luminous Vision: Songs of Realization of the Mahasiddhas