Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict

Charlotte Rotterdam

March 13–15, 2020

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.

Charlotte Rotterdam

Charlotte Rotterdam teaches Buddhism and meditation in the US and abroad, and was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione. She is an Instructor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University. The mother of two boys, she has published essays on the intersection of spiritual practice and motherhood in Mandala and in an anthology, Fearless Nest. Charlotte received her Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School..

Program Details

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.