Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S. has been practicing Chöd for over three decades and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. She has co-taught Chöd since 2013 with Lama Tsultrim and Löpon Chandra Easton. She continues to teach and lead Chöd Practices for the NYC Tara Mandala Sangha which she leads. In October 2012, she received the Chod Empowerment from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. She leads a monthly BBAIPOC meditation practice for Tara Mandala. Karla is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy Practice in New York City. She is an adjunct Professor in the Women’s & Gender Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Karla is an initiated priest in the West African system of Ifa.


Authorized to teach:
Feeding Your Demons®
Namkhai Norbu Chöd
Five Dakini Mandala Meditation
Five Buddhi Mandala Meditation
Sutrayana retreat

Vajrayana retreat


Email: nytmsangha@gmail.com/khadro57@gmail.com
Location: New York , New York

Events with Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

Chöd: from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu (Retreat in Colorado)
July 3 - 8, 2024

We invite you to join us at Tara Mandala in Colorado for a profound opportunity to learn Chöd: from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu with Lama Tsultrim Allione (joining virtually) and  Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S. (in-person). Chöd is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist tradition of compassion…

Journey into the Mandala of the Sacred Masculine— Mandala Method (online)
July 13 - August 31, 2024

“The mandala is a template or blueprint of wholeness. It has a center and four directions. Associated with each direction is a color, an element, an obstructed pattern and a wisdom. It is a way to understand yourself and also your world.” – Lama Tsultrim Allione    We invite you…

Magyu Biennial Gathering - Honoring the Mandala (Retreat in Colorado)
August 5 - 9, 2024

In this special year marking the 30th Anniversary of Tara Mandala, we celebrate the sacred and powerful land that is the home of the Magyu lineage. This is a special time to gather with fellow Magyu sangha members for practice, teachings and shared conversations. This year our theme is the…

Opening to the Dark Earth™ – In-person Ceremony at Tara Mandala Retreat Center (Retreat in Colorado)
August 11 - 17, 2024

This residential ceremony is based on the teachings of Opening to Darkness by Zenju Osho and was written with the heart and mind that Dharma is of the earth. Too often we come to ceremonies or retreats hoping we will gain some new realization from the teacher and the teacher…

CNNR Chöd Daylong Practice Intensive (online)
November 30, 2024

Have you been practicing Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (CNNR) Chöd and are encountering some challenges?  Devoted Chöd practitioner Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer will offer a special opportunity for seasoned and brand new Chöd practitioners to receive support in their practice, ask questions, and receive advice with helpful tips and reinforcement. In…