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Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

Dorje 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, Dorje Lopön Chandra 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. Dorje Lopön Chandra is the Assistant Spiritual Director and Lead Authorized Teacher at Tara Mandala Retreat Center. She serves on the Tara Mandala Board of Trustees, develops programs and curricula for Tara Mandala, as well as teaches nationally and internationally. In September of 2015, during the final day of the White Dakini Drubchen, Dorje 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. Dorje 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, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, Jennifer Welwood, B. Alan Wallace, Gyatrul Rinpoche, Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, and Lama Pema Dorje. Lopön Chandra is currently on the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating committee, through which she teaches and organizes events in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently living in Durango, Colorado, with her family.

Authorized to teach:
Dzinpa Rangdröl Ngöndro
Feeding Your Demons®
Five Buddha Mandala Practice
Five Dakini Mandala Practice
Five Yab/Yum Mandala Practice
Kapala Training Level I
Lojong (Mind Training)
Namkhai Norbu Chöd
Parchangma Chöd
Prajña Paramita Meditation Practice
Shamatha (Calm Abiding Meditation)
Study of Jigme Lingpa’s Treasury of Precious Qualities
Three Yanas: Mahayana Retreat
Three Yanas: Sutrayana Retreat
Three Yanas: Vajrayana Retreat
Vipashyana (Insight Meditation)
Wisdom Rising Mandala Training Program

Email: chandra@taramandala.org
Website: www.shunyatayoga.com
Location:
Tara Mandala, Colorado
Durango, Colorado

Events with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I
April 24, 2019

Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and struggling with them. This process is of great benefit when working with…

Wisdom Rising: Awakening the Empowered Feminine in Her Diverse Forms
May 3, 2019

You have engaged in mindfulness practices and enjoyed a deep level of self-connection, yet you find it challenging to apply your inner experiences on the cushion into the current daily expressions of divisiveness, bigotry and violence in our world. You may feel emotions ranging from anger and frustration to powerlessness…

Shadow Yoga Retreat: Kartikeya Mandalam & Full Practice Format
May 23, 2019

This retreat provides the time for you to refine your practice of all three Shadow Yoga Preludes forms with a special emphasis on the third form, Kartikeya Mandalam (Garland of Light). This advanced form consists of demanding stance and waist work, removes marma from the chest, shoulders, and neck and…

Mandala Training Level 1: Meeting the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis
May 29, 2019

Experience transformation through the power of the mandala—a universal map for inner and outer balance, wholeness, and practical awakening. This training offers a journey into the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis, developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione to bring emotional transformation into alignment with the spiritual path. A template of…

Three Yana Retreat
May 31, 2019

The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving a combination of meditation practice and daily teachings. During each section there will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day, as well as two hours of teachings by Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers. An…

Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart
June 10, 2019

This retreat will explore new developments that took place during the Mahayana period, such as the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Madhyamaka and Yogacara philosophies, Buddha Nature, and the greater emphasis on compassionate motivation. Meditations on Tonglen, the Four Immeasurables, and the Six Paramitas will also be taught. During the retreat there will…

Family Retreat | Adult Registration
July 11, 2019

“Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore the mandala principle, a universal map for inner and outer balance and wholeness. The mandala has as its basic structure the center and four directions, represented by five…