Dorje 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, 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, A.dzom 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
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
Events with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
May 13, 2021
The Four Immeasurables are the sublime expressions of love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. They are the essential nature and radiance of the enlightened heart. Also known as the Brahma Viharas, or Divine Abodes, they become immeasurable when cultivated through the lens of wisdom that realizes the interdependent nature of all…
June 2, 2021
A Bodhisattva is one who awakens, not only for their own benefit, but also for the benefit of others. The Mahāyāna (Great Vehicle) teachings emphasize the cultivation of compassion and wisdom as a way to walk one’s path with intelligence and care. This 8-week online course will consist of a…