Feeding Your Demons®:
Transforming Adversity on the Path of Awakening
A weekend workshop with Lopön Chandra Easton
November 2 & 3, 2019 (Sat & Sun)
Place: Karma Dechen Choling, Warsaw Buddist Centre, Jana Nowaka Jeziorańskiego Street 49/U12, Warszawa – Gocław
Times: Sat & Sun 10:00am-5:00pm (with a break)
Fee: 300 pln for Polish participants and 150 € from participants from euro countries.
Open to all. In order to register use the registration form: HERE
The registration will be confirmed after payment of advance 75 €.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, +48 600 310 343
Feeding Your Demons® has benefited thousands worldwide, with practitioners from every walk of life on five continents. The work transcends spiritual constructs, serving as a meaningful tool for anybody, regardless of religious affiliation or personal philosophy.
Inspired by the ancient Buddhist practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and struggling with them. This process is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of personal demons and other dilemmas of modern life. When we fight our demons they grow stronger. If we feed and nurture them, however, we can free ourselves from the battle.
In this weekend retreat you will learn:
- Fundamentals of Feeding Your Demons®
- Feeding Your Demons® – solo and partner work
- Feeding Your Demons® with art
What to bring: A journal in which to write and draw (without lines), and a small set of colored pencils, crayons, or oil pastels (pls have a minimum of the primary colors, if you have a larger set that’s fine).
Suggested reading: Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione.
Lopön Chandra Easton is a teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the Assistant Spiritual Director and Lead Authorized Teacher for Tara Mandala Retreat Center, founded by 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, published in 2012. She is currently writing a book on the 21 Taras in Buddhism. Visit www.shunyatayoga.com and www.taramandala.org.
Longer more detailed bio:
Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Buddhist teacher and translator, studied Buddhism and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives in Dharamsala, India, founded by H.H. Dalai Lama. She later received her degree from UCSB’s religious studies department at which time she co-translated Sublime Dharma, A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, published by Vimala Publishing, 2012.
From the very beginning of her Buddhist studies, Lopön Chandra recognized the profound need to bring forth the voice of the sacred feminine in Buddhist theory and practice. Due to this, in 1999 during her first pregnancy, she met and then later began to study with Lama Tsultrim Allione, pioneering female Buddhist teacher, national best selling author, and founder of Tara Mandala Retreat Center. Lopön Chandra is the Assistant Spiritual Director and Lead Teacher Tara Mandala Retreat Center. She serves on the Tara Mandala Board of Trustees, develops programs and curricula for Tara Mandala, as well as teaches nationally and internationally. She is currently writing a book on the 21 Taras and the sacred feminine in Buddhism.
In September of 2015, during the final day of the White Dakini Drubchen, Lopön Chandra 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. Lopön Chandra has had the good fortune to study with many Tibetan and Western Buddhist teachers such as H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Karmapa, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, Jennifer Welwood, B. Alan Wallace, Gyatrul Rinpoche, Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, and Lama Pema Dorje. To learn more, please www.shunyatayoga.com and www.taramandala.org.