meditation {chandra}

meditation courses with 
 lopön chandra

{ o n g o i n g }

meditation & dharma talk

at against the stream dharma center
in san francisco, ca

wednesdays, 730-9pm
drop-ins welcome
live streaming available here


new events in 2018


february 9 - 11

parchangma chöd
berkeley, california


february 17 & 18

feeding your demons® & refuge recovery
with lopon chandra & noah levine
against the stream, los angeles


march 3 & 4 

feeding your demons® & refuge recovery
with lopön chandra & noah levine
against the stream, san francisco, ca


april 22

sunday 1:30-4:30pm
breathe together yoga studio
los gatos, ca


may 16 - 20

chöd: from chögyal namkhai norbu
with lopön chandra easton and karla jackson-brewer
tara mandala retreat center
pagosa springs, colorado


may 24 - 28

A women’s retreat with lopön chandra easton, karla jackson-brewer, 
alejandra siroka, M.A. and ranjini george
tara mandala retreat center
pagosa springs, colorado

may 31 - june 3

prajna paramita meditation retreat
w/ lopön chandra
sisters, oregon


buddhist training

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 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 husband and two children. To learn more, visit

To learn more about our Tara Mandala Bay Area events, visit

audio downloads

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on the divine feminine yoga telesummit