Both retreats in one place at the same time: Ytterjärna, Sweden

  • Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training 1 (Buddhist track)
  • Feeding Your Demons® 1 (Secular track)

Kapala Training 1 and Feeding Your Demons®1 is canceled

due to health challenges, Lopön Chandra Easton cannot travel at this time. She intends to return to Europe another time, we will let you know when we reschedule.

For more information contact us via email or the contact form.

30/06/2023 (start at 18.00) - 05/07/2023 (end at 13.00)

In this retreat we will work with Lama Tsültrim Allione’s practice Feeding Your Demons® (FYD). FYD is an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illnesses, and self-defeating patterns. It was distilled by Lama Tsultrim Allione from the teachings and practice of the 11th-century Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön. FYD 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.

Lama Tsültrim Allione writes about the method: “Paradoxically, feeding demons to complete satisfaction does not strengthen them; rather it allows the energy that has been locked up in them to become accessible. In this way highly charged emotions that have been bottled up by inner conflict are released and become something beneficial.”

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton will teach and lead the practice of FYD with both retreats together. Furthermore, a meditation practice and its Buddhist-philosophical background will be taught. This will be done in two groups depending on your own choice:

Buddhist track

If you want to learn about Buddhism and a Buddhist meditation you will be aligned to the Buddhist track (the so called Kapala Training 1), where Lopon Chandra Easton will teach the Prajna Paramita meditation, a nature of mind practice.

Secular track

If you want to learn and practice a mindfulness-based meditation you will be aligned to the Secular track (Feeding Your Demons® 1), where Lisa Svensson will teach Shamatha, Calm Abiding meditation. Shamatha uses the breath as support to cultivate relaxation and concentration.

Come join us on this life-changing inner journey midst the beautiful nature of the Stockholm archipelago!


Retreat price without accommodation and meals: 4825 SEK.

If you can, please bring a voluntary extra contribution (the traditional Dana) for the teacher. See information below

Accommodation: 540 SEK per night, single room with shared bathroom. We arrange the booking if you register before 30 May. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner: 1275 SEK

Retreat price with Youth Hostel and all meals: 8800 SEK


If you can, please bring a voluntary contribution (the traditional Dana) for the teachers. A minimal teachers' salary is already included in the price but to provide them a more appropriate reimbursement and to create a tendrel or “auspicious interdependence” with the teacher, we will hold a Dana ceremony at the end of the retreat. This is a traditional ceremony where you have the opportunity to express your gratitude to the teacher. At this ceremony you can give the teacher an extra contribution for the precious teachings that have been offered. If price is a barrier for any reason, please message or email us directly.


Path Kapala Training 1 or Feeding Your Demons 1 respectively is the first of 3 modules for those seeking certification to use this method with their clients in healing professions. Those who later would like to proceed on the so called Magyu path should choose the Kapala Training. For more information, please read here: 

Refund and cancellation

If you cancel before May 30, the fee is refundable excluding a reservation of 800 SEK which can not be refunded. If you cancel after May 30, there is no refund possible


The retreat will take place at the Ateljé Light Hub on the Ytterjärna campus, located 5 km from the town of Järna and 55 km from Stockholm’s city center. The retreat space overlooks the fjord at the edge of the nature park and forest, including access to the Ekoleden walking trail and nearby biodynamic farms. Participants will be able to enjoy the Swedish summer and spend time in nature during their time on retreat, and meals will be served onsite.

In Ytterjärna there is a Kulturhuset (culture house) with a stage for musical performances, a restaurant, a hotel, hostel, giftshop, homes, and even a farm shop. The area is known for agriculture, curative education, and award-winning architecture.

Campus and retreat venue address: Kulturcentrum 25, 15391 Järna, Sweden

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The lodging is in Terrakotten, an ecological cottage house on Ytterjärna campus, surrounded by gardens and fields. All retreat participants will have individual rooms in the same building which has shared bathrooms and showers.

All rooms are equipped with a bed, desk, chair and bookshelf. As a guest, you have access to a fully equipped kitchen shared with other guests.Bedsheets and towels are included.

The retreat space

The Atelijé Light Hub is a creative work space that has a beautiful dance and meditation room with high windows overlooking the water. We will be in the same space each day, where there are some cushions and small tables. Please do bring your meditation cushion and something soft for the ground, like a blanket, if you are traveling locally.

Campus highlights

From the campus you can walk the Ekoleden trail, a wonderful nature experience of 12 kilometers which connects the campus, the garden, the park, the Baltic Sea coastal area, nearby forest and agricultural fields. The trail is marked out and has some rest areas along the road. The whole trail is estimated to take about 2-3 hours. A shorter alternative is the Nibble round which takes about 45 minutes.

The garden is a classic place that has developed from the typical Sörmland agricultural landscape, from Bruno Liljefors' love of the wild nature, walking paths and plantations. By Arne Klingborg's and Lars Krantz's incredible enthusiasm for the biodynamic garden for the benefit and pleasure, which became the model for Rosendal's garden. With a much talked about rose garden and beautiful magnolia plantations, it is no wonder that so many garden enthusiasts travel here for inspiration and tranquility.


The food that’s being served at retreat is organic vegetarian food. We begin with dinner on the Friday, closing with lunch on the Wednesday.

Breakfast and dinner will be served in a separate house only for us or outside weather permitting and will include granola, bread, yogurts, tea, and seasonal extras for breakfast and a light dinner of soup, bread, and salad.

Lunch will be served by the Culture house restaurant on campus, which is open from 10-16h each day and has a variety of baked goods, coffees, and juices for purchase.

Travel & Arriving

Please indicate on your registration form how you intend to arrive and we will support the organizing of ride shares where possible.We might also have a possibility to pick you up at Järna Station depending on your arrival time.

Arriving by plane

The nearest airports are Arlanda (ARN) or Skavsta (NYO).

From Arlanda you can take the pendeltåg (train) headed to Södertäjle Hamn, in the direction : Södertäjle Centrum.

From Södertäjle Hamn you can either take a commuter train to Järna or a bus and then a second bus from Järna station (Bus 784 in the direction of Norrvrå) to a stop called Stensta, (1 km walk to accomodation/campus) or directly to Kulturcentrum Järna (a few feet from your accommodation).

From Stockholm

From Stockholm City or T-Centralen you can take a pendeltåg (commuter train) to Södertäjle Hamn. There is also a direct train from Södra Station to Södertäjle Hamn.

From Södertäjle Hamn you can either take a commuter train to Järna or a bus and then a second bus from Järna station (Bus 784 in the direction of Norrvrå) to a stop called Stensta, (1 km walk to accomodation/campus) or directly to Kulturcentrum Järna (a few feet from your accommodation).

Daily Schedule

Friday June 30:

  • Check in and dinner, 17.30
  • Opening evening teaching 19.00 - 21.00

Saturday - Tuesday July 1-4:

  • Morning meditation 07.00 - 07:45
  • Breakfast and personal time 08.00 - 10.00
  • Morning teaching/practice 10.00 - 13.00 (with 15-20 min break)
  • Lunch and personal time: 13.00 - 15.00
  • Afternoon teaching/practice: 15.00 - 18.00 (with 15-20 min break)
  • Dinner 18.30
  • Evening practice (inside or outside) 19.45 - 20.30

Wednesday July 5:

  • Morning meditation 07.00 - 07.45
  • Breakfast and personal time 08.00 - 10.00
  • Final morning session 10.00 - 13.00 (with 15-20 min break)
  • Lunch: 13.00
  • Check out

What to bring:

  • Note book and pen

  • A blanket to sit softly on (if you can carry it in your luggage. Otherwise we have some extra). We provide meditation cushions but feel free to bring your own if you have special wishes.

  • A kitchen towel for the creative work with clay.

  • An A3 sketch block and wax crayons or other colored pencils.

  • Also bring a yoga mat or similar to sit on when we practice outside. The grass can be wet in the mornings. Also bring comfortable layers of clothing, a sun- and warm hat for outdoor practices.

  • If you want to join the practice of Namkhai Norbu Chöd please bring your practice text and the instruments (only those who have a transmission and the teachings of the Chöd)



Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

Lopön Chandra is a teacher, author, and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the lead senior teacher at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, founded by Lama Tsultrim Allione. She serves on the Tara Mandala Board of Trustees, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council, develops programs and curricula for Tara Mandala. 

Lisa Svensson

Lisa Svensson, Sangye Chödrön, is a student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 2012. Swedish by nationality she lives with her husband and three children in Munich, Germany. She is a gestalt therapist and works in her own practice in Munich with single clients and with couples. She leads meditation groups and retreats.