Chandra Easton is a teacher, author, and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. She has taught Buddhism and yoga around the world since 2001 and co-translated Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, published in 2012. She is the lead senior teacher at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, founded by Lama Tsultrim Allione. In 2015, she was given the title of senior lead teacher, Dorje Lopön (Varjācharya), by Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche.
While her training is rooted in Tibetan Buddhism (Mahayana and Vajrayana) and Dzogchen (Great Perfection) in particular, her primary interest is in finding ways to make these traditional teachings relevant and accessible for our modern experience. She has been teaching and training people in Feeding Your Demons (FYD) since 2010.
She is on the Tara Mandala Board of Trustees and the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council, which addresses the underrepresentation of people from different cultural, racial, sexual orientation, and social backgrounds in the Dharma. Her forthcoming book, Embodying Tara: Twenty-One Manifestations to Awaken Your Innate Wisdom, will be released in Dec 2023.
She lives in Berkeley, CA, where she teaches at the Berkeley Alembic and the SF Dharma Collective. She has offered annual retreats at Esalen since 2005.
Chandra Easton is a teacher, author, and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. She has taught Buddhism and yoga around the world since 2001 and was given the title of senior lead teacher, Dorje Lopön (Varjācharya), in 2015. Currently, she serves on Tara Mandala’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council. Her forthcoming book, Embodying Tara, will be released in Dec 2023.
March 17–20, 2023
October 3–7, 2022
with Chandra Easton and Nina Rao