2023 Courses and Retreats
Talk and Book Signing
Come to the exclusive book launch for Embodying Tara: Twenty-One Manifestations to Awaken Your Innate Wisdom, the first book from Lopön Chandra Easton. Many have heard 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 Tara, and get your book signed!
Releasing Into Presence
A Meditation, Movement, and Music Retreat
Bring in the New Year with a rejuvenating week filled with meditation, music, 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. Buddhist teacher and author Lopön Chandra will share expert meditation guidance to help you release into grounded presence with ease and comfort.
2024 Courses and Retreats
Talk & Book Signing Celebration
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 TARA RETREAT + BOOK SIGNING
Meditation, Mantra, and Yoga Retreat
With Chandra Easton
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 is the Great Mother, and 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.
One Ground, Two Paths and Two Results
A Meditation, Yoga, and Shadow Work Retreat
With Chandra Easton
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 – returning home to our true nature, our “ground of being.” Buddhism teaches that when we split from this ground, we can either take the path of remembrance (nirvana) or forgetting (samsara). Whether we experience nirvana or samsara depends on our own minds, they are not two different places – they are states of mind.