Embodying Tara

Talk & Book Signing Celebration

Event Type - Hybrid (Online and In-person)

February 3rd, 2024

San Francisco Dharma Collective

2929 24th street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Come celebrate the publication of Embodying Tara: Twenty-One Manifestations to Awaken Your Innate Wisdom by Chandra Easton. Many know of the female Buddha Tara, but few know of her twenty-one aspects. Come hear stories and anecdotes from the book, experience a guided meditation on the 21 Taras, and get your book signed!


Embodying the Innate Wisdom & Compassion of the 21 Taras

Contemporary Study and Practice

With Chandra Easton

Event Type - ONLINE
Date & Time

April 25 - December 12, 2024

Join anytime, open enrollment is open! The retreat started April 25th and continues until December. People can join anytime and watch the recordings.

Explore the symbolic meaning, power, and purpose of the 21 Taras through teachings, embodied meditation, mantra, and journeys with Tara.

In this immersive and transformative program, Dorje Lopön Chandra will offer us a lens through which we can understand and integrate the contemporary context of the Taras through inspiring stories about historic and modern Buddhist and non-Buddhist women who embody their myriad qualities.


Poetry of Practice

Mind Training for Modern Times

Presenter: Chandra Easton 

Event Type - In Person
Date & Time

June 28 - July 1, 2024

Retreat in the Netherlands

Bosoord Hoofdweg 109 7371 GE Loenen Netherlands

This retreat is open to everyone. No prior meditation experience is required.

At the heart of all practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Mind Training (Lojong) puts special emphasis on transforming all hardships and happiness into the path of awakening, meaning that all of life’s joys and sorrows can be fuel for the ultimate journey home. Mind Training consists of inspiring pithy slogans that help us dive deeply and intimately into our own capacity to develop wisdom and compassion in our lives. Mind Training encourages us to move away from self-centeredness and towards developing bodhicitta, the heart-felt aspiration that all beings be happy and free of suffering.


Embodying Tara Retreat

Meditation, Mantra, and Yoga Workshop

Presenter: Chandra Easton 

Event Type - In Person

July 4-7, 2024

Bodhicharya Center

Berlin, Germany


Tara, the female buddha of compassion, is called the “Savioress” because she is known for saving beings from the ocean of samsara (suffering). Her name also means “star” as she is as infinite as the stars in the sky.



A Meditation, Chanting, and Yoga Retreat + Book Signing (Retreat in Colorado)

Presenter: Chandra Easton 

Event Type - In Person
Date & Time

July 19 - 24, 2024

Tara Mandala Retreat Center, United States

4000 Burns Canyon Rd (USFS Rd 649) Pagosa Springs, CO 81147


Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, is revered as the “Savioress” because she is known for saving beings from the ocean of samsara (suffering). Her name also means “star” as she is as infinite as the stars in the sky. She manifests in the world according to the needs of sentient beings.

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Transforming Adversity Into Insight

Feeding Your Demons and Cultivating Emotional Balance

Presenter: Chandra Easton and Eve Ekman

Event Type - In Person
Date & Time

August 5–9, 2024


Esalen Institute

Across various wisdom traditions, there is a common yet paradoxical invitation: Turn toward what is difficult to find freedom from what is difficult. However, when we find ourselves feeling anxiety, loss, judgment, irritation — the full bouquet of difficult emotions — facing these feelings is the last thing we want to do.


Releasing into Presence

A Meditation, Mantra, Music and Movement Retreat

Presenter: Chandra Easton

Event Type - In Person
Date & Time

December 30 – January 3, 2025


Esalen Institute

Bring in the New Year with a rejuvenating week filled with meditation, yoga, hot springs, and the time and space to release the old and welcome the new. We’ll slow down and experience the benefits meditation, gentle yoga, and music offer the body, mind, and soul.


Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 07pm
Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

673 12 Constitution Lane Massillon
781-562-9355, 781-727-6090