Feeding Your Demons® Teachers

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Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam is a teacher, organizational leader, and consultant/coach with a strong commitment to helping others foster creative growth, self awareness and spacious presence in all aspects of their lives. She has been teaching and guiding meditation in Feeding Your Demons™ nationally and internationally for several years, and is adjunct faculty at Naropa University. She received her Masters degree in comparative religion from Harvard Divinity School and has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for fifteen years and a student of Lama Tsultrim Allione for the last five. Lopön Charlotte has brought compassionate and creative leadership to the Tara…

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Lopön Chandra Easton

Lopön Chandra Easton is a teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhism, focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdrön and Lama Tsultrim Allione. She has taught Buddhism and Yoga since 2001 and co-translated Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection. In September of 2015, she was enthroned as the Dorje Lopön (Vajra Teacher) of Tara Mandala under Lama Tsultrim Allione and given the name Lopön Yeshe Dawa Zangmo by H.E. Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche who presided over the ceremony with Lama Tsultrim. She is on the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating committee through which she teaches and…

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Pieter Oosthuizen

Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and an entrepreneur (currently CEO of CELSUS Bio-Intelligence, a skin care company). In the past, Pieter has brought innovative leadership to institutions such as Naropa University and Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center, where he served as Co-Executive Director for four years. He also served as Trustee on the Board at Tara Mandala. His years of leadership have been dedicated to creating healthy, creative, and effective organizations, built on cultures of openness, authenticity and honest communication. Pieter has been teaching various practices and retreats in Lama Trsultrim’s lineage for several years. To this end, he brings…

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Dagmar Loewenkamp

Dagmar Loewenkamp has been on the Buddhist path and worked as a psychotherapist and supervisor in Analytic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Breath and Bodywork since 1989. She has been a student of several different Buddhist schools and studied with Sogyal Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche for many years. Through her Buddhist practice, Dagmar felt the need to bring the path into her therapeutic work. Between 1999 and 2005 she participated in, assisted, and co-taught “Karuna Training” (the German version of the Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychology program). She is a Shamatha meditation instructor. She met Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2004 and has since been…

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Karla Jackson-Brewer

Karla Jackson-Brewer, MS, Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for 26 years and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. Since 2013, she has taught Chöd with Lama Tsultrim and Chandra Easton. Karla is an adjunct Professor in the Women’s & Gender Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers, The State University. She also leads the Tara Mandala sangha in New York City.

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Mary Flowers

Mary Flowers brings over 25 years of experience with children of all ages as she guides the children’s program this year. As an award- winning educator, Mary’s approach focuses on the integration of heart and mind through all facets of learning. She delights in connecting Dharma and daily life, and looks forward to sharing many-colored adventures with Tara Mandala’s family campers.

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MacAndrew Jack

He has broad clinical experience and exceptional training in a variety of settings including: university research clinics, hospital-based behavioral medicine, college counseling centers, inpatient treatment centers, emergency rooms, community based clinics, and private practice.  As a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, MacAndrew practiced depth-oriented psychotherapy with individuals through Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital’s outpatient psychiatry clinic and primary care division as well as focalized work with cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine patients. This training and experience has informed his development of compassionate, empirically supported approaches to helping individuals with trauma and anxiety, in particular.  He has published and presented nationally and…

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Sudakini Davies

Sudakini Davies has been a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist since 2002, following many years of professional dancing and teaching. Her work as a dancer and therapist has been deeply informed by her 23 years of Buddhist practice. Sudakini sees clients for one-on-one work as well as groups sessions; she has been authorized by Lama Tsultrim Allione to teach Feeding Your Demons® since May 2010. Authorized to Teach: Feeding Your Demons™ Contact: sudakini@googlemail.com Sussex, UK 44-7733 405822 www.feedingyourdemons.co.uk

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Vajralila

Vajralila has been a practicing Counselor since 1998. She is fully qualified in many modalities and now offers an integrative approach to therapy, tailoring the way she works to suit the individual. Vajralila has had experience co-managing a counseling service in GP surgery for many years. She has held a private practice for 12 years and has worked as a group therapist in a residential rehabilitation centre for people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse for 5 years. She is also experienced in working with clients from minority groups. Vajralila has a strong emphasis in her style of counseling of…

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Gudrun Binder

Gudrun Binder studied psychology and philosophy focusing on the question of „I, self and reality“. Brain research, constructivism and system theory became her Western background leading to the all-integrating philosophy and psychology of Buddhism. She received her degree in psychology at Vienna University. Integrating the wisdom of Buddhism in psychological work became her main focus as a psychologist. In practising Authentic Movement and improvisational theatre she has been exploring valuable forms of being and expressing the moment for many years. She has been practising Chan Mi Qigong with female Master Jiang Xue Ying since 2004 and has become a teacher…

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Polly Ryan, MFT

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1991. She has also studied with B. Alan Wallace for over two decades. 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. Authorized to Teach: Prajna Paramita Feeding Your Demons® Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis Sutrayana pollyryanmft@gmail.com…

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Roberta Godbe-Tipp, Ph.D.

Roberta Godbe-Tipp, Ph.D. is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist with over 40 years of meditative experience. Her private practice integrates Western Psychology with Eastern Meditative Traditions and incorporates Lama Tsultrim Alione’s Feeding Your Demons® process. She brings a Dzochen perspective to her work and teaching, derived from her root male and females teachers, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Lama Tsultrim Alione, to whom she is profoundly grateful. She leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and offers Skype Video Coaching with clients who live at a distance. Authorized to  Teach: Feeding Your Demons® robertagodbetipp@gmail.com San Rafael, Sebastopol, CA (415) 485-5607 www.clearmindcounseling.com    

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Jeffrey Tipp, LMFTI

Jeffrey Tipp was ordained as a monk in an order of Christian mystics in 1968, entered the into Dharma with Lama Tsultrim Allione in 1973, met Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1978, and founded  Blue Heron Zen Community, an urban residential Zen Center in Seattle, in 1980. He received Inka from Zen Master Ji Bong in 2006, and permission to teach from Lama Tsultrim in 2010. He is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice and lives with his wife Roberta on Vashon Island. Jeff and Roberta both have a Skype video therapy practice with clients who are at a…

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Barbara Staemmler

Barbara Staemmler has studied medicine and specialized in psychotherapy. For more than twenty-six years she has been working as gestalt therapist and supervisor in private practice; she is also conducting gestalt therapy training programs. She has had additional trainings in psychoanalytic therapy, in musical therapy, and in body work. She started meditation 1993 and since 2004 she is a student of Lama Tsultrim. She has been several times in TARA MANDALA, has traveled with Lama Tsultrim to Tibet and assisted her in teaching the Kapala Training. She teaches ‘Feeding your Demons®’, Kapala 1 + 2 Training and Prajna Paramita in…

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Robin Gayle

Robin Gayle has undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology, psychology, and east-west studies. She is a Tara Mandala authorized Feeding Your Demons® psychotherapist in private practice in Marin County, CA, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at DominicanUniversity of California.  Her interest in Buddhism began in 1986 with teachings and an empowerment by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey; followed by Kalachakra & Dzogchen teachings by H. H. Dalai Lama; Longchen Nyngtig and Rinchen Terzod cycles with Ven. Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche; intensive Shamatha, Vipassana, Lojong, and Dzogchen retreats with B. Alan Wallace; and teachings and empowerments by Ven. Gyaltrul Rinpoche and…

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Paula van Lammeren

Paula is a psychologist (MSc), living in the Netherlands (1961). She worked as a scientific researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction and taught at the Utrecht University on preventive mental health care. She is trained in Transpersonal Psychology, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychosynthesis and yoga. For ten years she was executive and teacher of the school of ‘Being-orientation’ a modern approach on the integration of psychotherapy, bodywork and Buddhism. On this subject she wrote two books. Since 2000 she is psychotherapist and spiritual trainer at Larijs Trainingen. She has a Skype video coaching practice with clients who live at…

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Rianne van Rijsewijk

Rianne is a psychologist (MSc), living in the Netherlands (1964). She worked in the mental health care and wrote a book about women and grieve. For 15 years she was executive and teacher at the school of ‘Being-orientation’ a modern approach on the integration of psychotherapy, bodywork and Buddhism. On this subject she wrote two books. She has been a practitioner for 25 years first under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche, Hans Knibbe and later as a student of Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche and lama Tsultrim Allione. Since 1996 she works as a psychotherapist and spiritual trainer at Larijs Trainingen and leads…