What better time to retreat than the depths of winter? Please join us and bring all your experience, including the parts you usually reject and avoid. Your guides will be Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen, two senior teachers associated with the Tara Mandala Retreat Center in southwest Colorado.
Feeding Your Demons (FYD) is a five-step process for working with negative emotions, addictions, fears, and self-defeating patterns. FYD reverses the impulse to struggle and fight with personal demons. Instead we feed these fragmented aspects of ourselves with love and compassion. By releasing the pent-up energy trapped in internal conflicts, we discover new sources of insight, strength and growth.
FYD was developed by the Lama Tsultrim Allione as a profound path of self-transformation suited to the realities of modern, everyday life. FYD is inspired by the ancient Tibetan practice of Chöd, which can be traced back to the 11th-century Buddhist yogini Machig Labdrön.
In this four-day intensive we will practice FYD, both solo and with a partner. This will be balanced by the simple yet profound practice of Prajnaparamita meditation, which strengthens the naturally open and compassionate qualities of mind. By the time you leave, you will have the foundation needed to continue both practices on your own.
This training is designed for anyone who wishes to work with their own demons through contemplative practice. There are no prerequisites. Tens of thousands of people in countries around the world have found FYD to be effective as a way of releasing self-limiting fears and habits that otherwise remain hidden and in control. Many health and healing practitioners have also integrated FYD into their professional practice. Kapala Training Level One is a first step towards becoming certified to use this process professionally. Find out more about Kapala Training.
Our intensive will take place in Halifax Nova Scotia, at 660 Francklyn Street, on the site of the Atlantic School of Theology. Maximum 30 participants. Find out more about the schedule, fees and other logistics here.
For more information about the FYD process and its origins, see the best-selling book by Lama Tsultrim Allione and this article in Lion's Roar magazine.
This training is offered in collaboration with Tara Mandala, which is under the spiritual direction of Lama Tsultrim Allione.
Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam