Wisdom

Feeding Your Demons

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict

Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd from the 11th Century Tibetan teacher Machig Labdron, “Feeding Your Demons” is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows one to offer compassion and understanding to one’s own inner demons rather than engaging in struggle with them. This revolutionary paradigm shift has both personal and collective implication of feeding not fighting that which assails us. The method develops the potential for deep healing and allows the psyche to move from polarization toward integration. The process is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of both personal demons, including anxiety, depression, addictions, chronic pain, fear, anger, relationship challenges, and other challenges of contemporary life. This talk will include a substantial experiential component and allow for a questions and answer period.

"Tsultrim Allione shows us what life could look like if we were not struggling, not hating ourselves for our problems and frailties, but rather were relating to these challenges with awareness and compassion. She illuminates a clear and practical guide to transformation."

– Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness


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Beneficial for all
Substantial experiential component
Time for questions and answers

Details
Open for all levels
Good for beginners
Lecture and meditation

 

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Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd from the 11th Century Tibetan teacher Machig Labdron, “Feeding Your Demons” is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows one to offer compassion and understanding to one’s own inner demons rather than engaging in   struggle with them. This revolutionary paradigm shift has both personal and collective implication of feeding not fighting that which assails us. The method develops the potential for deep healing and allows the psyche to move from polarization toward integration. The process is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of both personal demons, including anxiety, depression, addictions, chronic pain, fear, anger, relationship challenges, and other challenges of contemporary life. 

About Lama Tsultrim Allione

"In today’s world we suffer from record levels of inner and outer struggle, and find ourselves ever more polarized politically and spiritually. We need a new paradigm, a fresh approach to our inner conflicts. The strategy of nurturing rather than battling our inner and outer enemies offers a revolutionary path to resolve conflict that leads to psychological integration and inner peace."

– Lama Tsultrim Allione


Lama Tsultrim Allione is one of the most widely known contemporary Western female teacher of Buddhism. She received her master’s degree from Antioch University in Buddhism/Women’s Studies and was one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She has been a practicing Buddhist for over thirty years and has taught throughout the world, making great efforts to create teaching methods which facilitate the Western understanding of Buddhism.


We're honoured to introduce Lama Tsultrim Allione as one of the teachers this year.

 
Do you want to be free? Liberate yourself from fear!
During this years conference on October 6th and 7th, Lama Tsultrim shares a remarkably effective path to inner peace and liberation: 'Feeding Your Demons'.

Feeding your demons rather than fighting them might seem to contradict the conventional Western approach to what assails us, but it turns out to be a remarkably effective path to inner peace and liberation. Demons are our obsessions and fears, chronic illnesses, common problems like depression, anxiety, addiction, compulsive eating, panic attacks; anything that is dragging you down, draining your energy. They are not bloodthirsty ghouls waiting for us in dark places; they are within us, the forces that we fight inside ourselves. And this, we can overcome, we can liberate ourselves to feel inner peace.

"Tsultrim Allione shows us what life could look like if we were not struggling, not hating ourselves for our problems and frailties, but rather were relating to these challenges with awareness and compassion. She illuminates a clear and practical guide to transformation."

– Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness

At the age of 26, after four years as a nun, Lama Tsultrim returned her monastic vows, married, and raised three children. She is an author, internationally known Buddhist teacher, and the founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of 'Women of Wisdom' and 'Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict', and has just completed her new book, 'Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine', to be published in May 2018. 

She cuts through fear and knows the Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine. Next to her Feeding Your Demons session she will guide an experiential journey into the mandala of your innermost being, where the empowered feminine resides — the essence of your wisdom, vitality, and radiance.

De Duif

In the midst of the historic center, De Duif (The Pigeon) is a hidden jewel. If you look closely, you will discover a beautiful neoclassicist sculpture. Behind the modest appearance you’ll find a surprisingly big sacred space, with a very special energy.

The first stone for De Duif was laid in 1857. Interestingly the current church got named after it’s predecessor the 17th century De eerste steen voor de huidige Duifkerk werd in april 1857 gelegd. Interessant genoeg dankt de huidige kerk haar naam aan een voorganger, het 17e-eeuwse hiding church “Het Vrededuifje”, meaning the Peace Pigeon. Very special that we will practice Inner Peace here. 

Why do we practice Inner Peace in a church?

Churches are designed to channel universal wisdom to the people. Their locations are always chosen with a clear mind, their energetic field functioning as the nadis of the city. These urban sanctuaries are charged with spiritual energy. By practicing inner peace in these sacred places, we tap into this energy. Here we can come in oneness with the universe and go beyond religion.

 

"The method that I call feeding your demons - based on the principles of Chöd - is a simple five-step practice that doesn’t require any knowledge of Buddhism or of any Tibetan spiritual practices. Your demon might be addiction, self-hatred, perfectionism, anger, jealousy, or anything that is draining your energy. To put it simply, our demons are what we fear. As Machig said, anything that blocks complete inner freedom is a demon."

– Lama Tsultrim Allione

“At first glance, some people may misunderstand what is meant by feeding rather than fighting your demons, as one woman said to me recently, “I am aware that I am constantly feeding my demons by indulging in negativity, I don’t need a book about it.” But feeding your demons as taught by Tsultrim Allione is not a method that increases your patterns of suffering, it is a direct way to free ourselves from psychological paralysis by making conscious that which festers in the unexamined regions of our hearts and minds. I feel immensely grateful to Tsultrim for her exalted clarity and deep care in translating and offering this yogic practice of liberation in such an accessible yet profound form. We are all so fortunate to have such a genuine yogini among us."

– Sarah Powers, International Yoga Teacher and author of Insight Yoga

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