Special Events and Classes

Bhutan 2018: Retreat with Optional Pilgrimage

Retreat: July 14-24, 2018; Pilgrimage July 24-31, 2018 (optional)

An extraordinry opportunity to participate in a retreat with Lama Palden and Lama Dondrup in the country of Bhutan with its deep history of great mahasiddhas practicing in its caves and temples. Join us for a profound opportunity for deep transformation and spiritual opening.. .More info >

Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Palden

Thursday-Sunday, Sep 28-Oct 1, 2017; 10am – 5pm (ending at 4pm on Sunday)

Mahamudra meditation provides a precise, graduated, step-by-step process for coming to the realization of the true nature of mind & reality, and then being able to rest in that true nature – peaceful, content and joyous no matter what is happening. More info >

Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation

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

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 that lies within each individual heart as well as our collective heart.
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Lojong: The Seven Points of Mind Training

8 Thursday evenings: Sept 28 through Nov 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

This class series will investigate the Seven Points of Mind Training and fifty-nine slogans designed to help us to transform all of life’s circumstances into practice. The fifty-nine slogans form a very skillful set of antidotes to the habitual patterns of thoughts and emotion that cause us sufferin. More info>

Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness

8 Wednesday evenings: October 11 – December 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

THE QUINTESSENCE of the Great Wheel of Buddhism is contained in the enigmatic and pith Heart Sutra. In this series of eight sessions, we will explore the meaning of the words of this profound sutra, finding ways of applying this to our daily lives and meditation practice. More info>


Tuesday Morning: Lujong and Meditation

Every Tuesday Morning 9:30-11:00am

Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish in our hearts. minds and in our daily lives. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been designed over centuries to support physical, mental and emotional well-being. The exercises in lujong influence our entire system from the physical to the most subtle and profound.  More info>



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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.

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