Pieter Oosthuizen

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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 Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, and serves as the President of the Tara Mandala Board. In addition to Lama Tsultrim Allione, Pieter studied with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, and others. 

In the past, Pieter has brought innovative leadership to institutions such as Naropa University, where he served as Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, and Tara Mandala, where he served as Executive Co-director and Board Member. His years of leadership have been dedicated to creating healthy, creative, and effective organizations built on cultures of openness and authenticity. He is the founder and current CEO of CELSUS Bio-Intelligence, a skin care company. Pieter received his Law degree in his native South Africa.          

Pieter teaches: Feeding Your Demons®; Chöd; Dentog Chigma Chöd; Kapala Training Level II, III, & III; Prajña Paramita Meditation Practice; Mahayana Retreat; Sutrayana Retreat; and more.

Tags: buddhism chod dzogchen feedingyourdemons feeding your demons lama tsultrim meditation nature of mind tara mandala tibetan buddhism vajrayana

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