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2024 COURSES AND RETREATS

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Embodying Tara

Talk & Book Signing Celebration

Event Type - Hybrid (Online and In-person)
Date

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!

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Awake in the Body

Buddhist Meditation, Yoga, and Shadow Work

With Chandra Easton

Event Type - In Person
Date

April 8–12, 2024

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

Esalen Institute

We will become our opposite if we do not learn to accommodate the opposite within us.” – Carl Jung

At the heart of contemplative life is the archetypal journey home to our essential nature, our basic goodness. The Buddha taught that we come to experience this essential nature through the embodied integration of meditative quiescence (shamatha) and contemplative insight (vipashyana). In this workshop, we will cultivate quiescence and insight through the “four applications of mindfulness” of the body, feelings, mental states, and phenomena, which invite us to develop a self-aware gaze, or metacognition.

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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

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.

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Heart Broken OPEN

Cultivating emotional balance in middle of it all

With Chandra Easton and Eve Ekman

Event Type - In Person
Date & Time

April 27, 2024 - 1 - 5pm PDT

The Berkeley Alembic

2820 Seventh Street Berkeley, CA, USA

Our hearts naturally care, ache, and break in the face of personal or global tragedies. Heartbreak may provide a portal to openness or can manifest as rage, despair, shame, or anxiety. These emotions hold important teachings if we take the time to decode their messages; unaddressed they can lead to the exhaustion and depletion of burnout.

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Embodying Tara

Through Meditation And Chanting

With Chandra Easton And Chantress Nina Rao

Event Type - Hybrid (Online and In-person)
Date

May 11th, 2024

Tibet House US

NYC, 22 W 15th St 2nd Floor, New York, USA

Come celebrate women in Buddhism by immersing yourself in Mother Tara on this Mothers’ Day weekend.
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. Ultimately, she represents the essential nature of your own mind, your buddha-nature, and in this way, she can manifest in each and every one of us in a myriad of different ways. The twenty-one aspects of Tara appear in the 11th century tantric text called the Twenty-One Praises to Tara, a devotional hymn popular in Tibetan Buddhism, from which Chandra’s book, Embodying Tara, draws its teachings and practices.

EMBODYING TARA

A Meditation, Mantra, And Yoga Retreat

Presenter: Chandra Easton , Special Guest: Nina Rao

Event Type - In Person
Date & Time

May 12–17, 2024

Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health, United States

57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262, USA

THE ESSENTIAL NATURE OF OUR MIND

Join author and and translator of Tibetan Buddhism, Chandra Easton, along with devotional chanteuse and recording artist, Nina Rao, for a program that covers the first three of the 21 Taras: Turavira, Vajra Sarasvati, and Vasudhara. Learn meditations and mantras, hear stories of real life women who embody these qualities, and become inspired to bring the aspects of Tara alive in yourself.

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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.

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Embodying (Verkörperung von) Tara

Meditation, Mantra und Yoga

Mit: Chandra Easton 

Art der Veranstaltung: Persönlich
TERMINZEIT

4. – 7. Juli 2024

Bodhicharya Zentrum

Berlin, Deutschland

Offen für alle Interessierten!

Tara ist die weibliche Buddha des Mitgefühls, auch Retterin genannt: sie ist dafür bekannt, die Wesen aus dem Ozean des Leidens (Samsara) zu befreien. Ihr Name bedeutet auch Stern – und ihre Aktivitäten sind so unermesslich zahlreich wie die Sterne am Himmel.

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Embodying Tara Retreat

Meditation, Mantra, and Yoga Workshop

Presenter: Chandra Easton 

Event Type - In Person
DATE & TIME

July 4-7, 2024

Bodhicharya Center

Berlin, Germany

Open to EVERYONE.

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.

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EMBODYING TARA

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

Open to EVERYONE.

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

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

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.

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Tara Mandala Autumn Month-Long

Practice Retreat 2024 (Retreat in Colorado)

Presenter: Chandra Easton, Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje, Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Lopön Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

Event Type - In Person
Date & Time

October 5 - November 2, 2024

Tara Mandala Retreat Center, United States

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

Open to EVERYONE.

With great excitement, we announce the fruition of a long-held aspiration to offer a month-long practice retreat where we step out of our regular routine and experience the simplicity and beauty of turning inward and cultivating our personal practice. As the autumn leaves fall and sap returns to its core, we too can release our outward focused activity and return to and nurture our true essence.

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

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

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