Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton is a Devi Circle teacher of the “Devi Union'' process which honors the divine feminine as Āryā Tārā, the female Buddha who saves beings from the suffering of samsara.
Her teachings are infused with a playful humor that trips us into new edges and ways of healing through contemplation, mantra, chanting, laughter, and insight.
In her contemporary teaching of the Dharma, Lopön Chandra emphasizes the integration of our creative, emotional, physical, and mental “bodies” where we find the grounded presence that is our true home, the freedom to authentically engage in our evolution, and the love that is our essence and our birthright.
Lopön Chandra Easton is an innovative Dharma teacher, writer, and creative who is rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist contemplative tradition. She is the assistant spiritual director and lead teacher for Tara Mandala Retreat Center, founded by Lama Tsultrim Allione. She has taught Buddhism and Hatha Yoga since 2001 and co-translated Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, published in 2012.
Lopön Chandra has studied with Tibetan and Western Buddhist teachers such as H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Karmapa, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, Gyatrul Rinpoche, Lama Pema Dorje, Sogan Rinpoche, B. Alan Wallace, and Jennifer Welwood. In 2015 she was given the title Dorje Lopön (Skt. Vajrācarya) by H.E. Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche and Lama Tsultrim Allione. She is currently on the Tara Mandala Board of Directors, Tara Mandala’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council, and the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating committee through which she teaches and organizes events in the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives with her family.
The teachings in this Devi Union series stem from the Vajrayāna (Tantric) Buddhist lineages related to Tārā, namely that of the Nyingma (Elders) tradition of Tibet. Lopön Chandra is honored to share these timeless teachings with all of you, and to help bring Tārā’s blessings down to earth for the benefit of all beings everywhere.