Featured Classes and Events

Monday Evening Meditation: Opening the Gate

Every Monday evening, 7:00-8:00pm

In these turbulent times, we are all looking for a place of sanctuary where we can find peace and meaning. Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary.. More info >

The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara

8 Tuesday Evenings, October 18 – December 13, 7:00-9:00pm

The Way of the Boddhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is one of the great texts of Mahayana Buddhism – a sublime teaching that was spontaneously expounded in the eighth century by Shantideva.. More info >

Walking the Path of Compassion

7 Thursday Evenings, October 20 – December 8, 7:00-8:30pm

The meaningful life includes many dimensions and individual nuances, but for those of us who want to follow the path to awakening there are definite milestones.  The grand metaphor, the quintessential map.. More info >

Qigong: The Practice of Cultivating Qi

Friday, Oct 7, Monday, Oct 17, Wednesday, Oct 19, Friday, Oct 21, Monday, Oct 24, 10:oo am-Noon

Using gentle movements, a focused mind, and sound vibration, in these classes we will shift our awareness and upgrade our capacities to embody, heal and function . More info >

Death Cafe: An Open Conversation

Sunday, October 30th, 3:00-5:00pm

We live in a culture that denies old age, sickness, death and impermanence. Death Cafe opens the discussion and provides a safe space for all of us to evolve into a society that accepts death as a part of life. We welcome the open discussion..  More info >

Awakened Healing from the Inside Out: Movement, Dance and Body Awareness

Sunday, November 6th, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Explore free movement in a body-friendly way –  the way the body wants to move – with international performer and educator Zuleikha. . . More info >

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An Invitation

About Sukhasiddhi Foundation

Our Mission
Sukhasiddhi Foundation, founded in 1996 through the inspiration of Khabje Kalu Rinpoche, provides a vehicle for the teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism in the West. Under the guidance of Lama Palden Drolma, we offer a range of classes, daylongs, retreats, and study programs for students at all levels at our Center in Marin County, CA. Our emphasis is on the cultivation of deep realization and understanding – even in the midst of our ordinary lives – so that wisdom, compassion and loving-kindness can open and flourish within us.
About Lama Palden
Lama Palden Drolma is the founder and spiritual director of Sukhasiddhi Foundation. She completed the traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages under Kalu Rinpoche’s guidance in 1985. In 1986 she became one of the first Western women to be authorized as a lama in the Vajrayana tradition. In addition to Kalu Rinpoche, she has studied with many of the great Tibetan masters from all lineages. She focuses on translating Vajrayana Buddhist principles and practices in ways that make them accessible to Westerners.
Programs and Classes
Sukhasiddhi Foundation offers a range of classes, daylongs, retreats, and study programs for students at all levels. Please see the Events page for the schedule of upcoming classes and retreats. For the dedicated practitioner, a series of progressive multi-year programs provide a unique opportunity for in-depth study and guidance within a supportive cohort of fellow students. For more information, please visit the Programs section of this website.

More Upcoming Events

Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation

Every Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00am
This meditation drop-in class will begin with Lujong (a Tibetan yoga), an enlivening practice that opens the energy flows in the body

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, October 19th, 7:00 – 8:30pm
The Medicine Buddha practice not only brings benefit to oneself and others while ill, but also is very effective in purifying karma

End of Life Decisions: Making Hard and Loving Choices

Saturday, November 5th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
What if we could plan for a meaningful death that expresses the fullness of a life well lived?

Writing Deep and Wide

Sunday, November 13th,
Immerse yourself in writing as deep play and use the mind of meditation to access the natural stream of your expression.

The Chöd Retreat

Friday, November 18th, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, November 19-20th, 9:ooam – 5:30pm
Machig Labdrön’s Chöd practice is a radical method for cutting through ego-fixation and cultivating compassion and fearlessness


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Recent News

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Editor’s Note: Lama Drupgyu is one of the most accomplished teachers of Vajrayana [...]