chandra easton

courses with lopön chandra


ongoing every wednesday

well of being
with lopön chandra & eve ekman

wednesdays 7:30-9pm
online/ sf dharma collective zoom




september 19, 2021 - septemer 18, 2022
a yearlong immersion into tara's enlightened activities
every other sunday / available in three parts
hosted by tara mandala online

october 20-24

a virtual conference
(chandra teaches at 2:30pm saturday)

nov 7

with lopön chandra & nina rao
 hosted by tibet house us
sunday 3-5pm PDT/ 6-8pm EDT  


december 31- january 2

a new year's meditation and music retreat

with lopön chandra
and special music guest adrienne shamszad



buddhist training

Lopön Chandra Easton 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 has 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. She has served on the Tara Mandala Board of Trustees, helping to develop programs and curricula for Tara Mandala as well as teaching nationally. 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, Gyatrul Rinpoche, Jennifer Welwood, Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, B. Alan Wallace, and Lama Pema Dorje.

She is currently on the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating committee, through which she teaches and organizes events in the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her family.

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