What are the Buddha’s teachings on the nature of suffering? And how can we relate to all beings?
Do you yearn to find the truths of life’s fundamental questions? The Sutras that the Buddha taught contain power, beauty, and simplicity, that unravel the mysteries of life. Come and explore these profound teachings with us, at the Sutrayana – The Journey of the Buddha retreat, with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen, on June 17 – 24. Sutrayana looks deeply at the life of the Buddha and his teachings, including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eight-fold Path and the Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination. We will do intensive practice of Shamata (calm abiding) and walking meditation, and we will also learn about Buddhism through the life stories of the Buddha.
In this Video, Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam talks about the Sutrayana retreat, what we will learn and practice, and why this retreat is important for the world today.
During the retreat there will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day as well as two hours of teachings. An optional oral exam will be given at the end of the retreat. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate children on the land during this retreat.
This is a required retreat for the Gateway Program and Magyu Mother Lineage Program.
This retreat is open to all.
If you are attending the Mahayana retreat and wish to stay on the land between retreats, choose 3 extra nights when you register. Extra night lodging is only an option for those taking two consecutive retreats.
Below, read more about the teachers for Sutrayana, Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen. We look forward to your attendance for Sutrayana next month.
~ With Blessings, Tara Mandala
About The Teachers
Lopön Charlotte Z. Rotterdam has studied Tibetan Buddhism for the last 20 years, was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006, and received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala from Lama Tsultrim in 2016. Charlotte teaches in the US and abroad, often in partnership with her husband Pieter Oosthuizen, and co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha … More →
Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and entrepreneur and a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been teaching various practices and retreats in Lama Tsultrim’s lineage in the US and abroad since 2006, offering a blend of incisive insight and genuine compassion. He co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha with his wife, Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam … More →