meditation {chandra}

meditation courses with 
 lopön chandra


upcoming events in 2 0 2 0


ongoing every wednesday

well of being
with lopön chandra & eve ekman
wednesdays 7:30-9pm
online/ sf dharma collective zoom


ongoing every thursday

parchangma chöd practice
w/ lopon chandra and anna raithel
6-7pm PDT
online via zoom


 (photo credit: alan kozlowsky)

ongoing every friday

21 taras guided meditation
w/ lopön chandra
online via zoom
open to all


july 11

open webcast transmission  w/ lopön chandra
10-11am PDT
ONLINE, hosted by tara mandala retreat center


july 18

mind training: cultivating compassion 
& resilience in uncertain times
w/ lopön chandra
10-12pm PDT
reg link coming soon


july 19

the feminine principle in vajrayana buddhism
w/ lopön chandra
9-10:30am PDT
kamalashila retreat center, germany


july 19

wisdom rising: celebrating the empowered feminine through meditations, kirtan, and stories of great women
with lopön chandra & nina rao
hosted by tibet house us
sunday 3-5pm PDT/ 6-8pm EDT


august 8 - september 3
w/ lopön chandra
online course hosted by tara mandala retreat center

september 8 - october 13
befriending fear & embodying compassion
w/ lopön chandra
online course/open to all



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 family.

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