Special Events

An Introduction to Meditation: Why, What and How

Saturday, May 27th, 9:oo am – Noon

Join us for this introduction to meditation – exploring why meditation is helpful to us, what meditation is, and how it is done. Through the practice of shamata, we come to experience the present moment with calm clarity and an open, non-grasping quality of awareness. More info >

Transmission of Awakened Mind Retreat

Monday-Sunday, June 19-25, 2017 Residential and Commuting Options

JOIN LAMA DRUPGYU AND LAMA DÖNDRUP in this precious opportunity to step away from everyday concerns, deepen our practice in the rich traditions of Vajrayana and Mahamudra, and open ourselves to the transmission of awakened mind. More info >

Sacred Art Coloring: A Method to Relax, Focus and Deepen

Sunday, June 11th, 10:oo am – 4:00 pm

This daylong creative workshop will interweave the joy of actively coloring sacred Tibetan Buddhist images with the history and practice of thangka painting. Whether you wish to enhance your visualization skills or simply enjoy the practice of coloring  More Information>

Weekly Class Series

The Eight Consciousnesses: Experiencing Life as It Is

6 Thursday evenings: May 18 – July 6, 7:00-8:30pm (no class June 22 or 29) Available by video and audio recording

Buddhism provides us a brilliant map of the mind, called the Eight Consciousnesses, which clearly delineates this automatic process of reducing reality to concepts, to what we like or don’t like. Once understood,  the map provides a way to work towards a fuller, richer experience of life. More info>

Pointing out the Dharmakaya: The True Nature of Mind

7 Sunday Evenings, April 9 – May 28, 6:30-8:00pm (no class April 30) Available by video and audio recording

In this seven week class, through meditation and teachings, Lama Dondrup will lead us through the essential instructions, giving us the tools needed to directly experience the unchanging, ever present nature of mind… More info >

Lineage and Transmission: The Shangpa Masters

6 Wednesday Evenings, April 19 – May 24, 2017; 7:00-8:30pm Available by video and audio recording

It is through lineage and transmission that Buddhism becomes alive with the awakened presence and rich dynamism that has helped so many become enlightened. They are the catalysts which illuminate the path and lead us to the pure freedom of true nature. More info>

Meditation Classes

Meditation and Tibetan Yoga

Every Tuesday morning, 9:30 – 11:00am

The class begins with Lujong (a Tibetan yoga), an enlivening practice that opens the energy flows in the body. This practice is specially designed as support for our meditation practice. More info >

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Quiet Sitting Meditation

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

Give yourself the gift of deep spiritual nourishment at the beginning of every week. Join us EVERY MONDAY EVENING for group meditation. All are welcome.  More info >

An Introduction to Meditation: Why, What and How

Saturday, May 27th, 9:oo am – Noon

Join us for this introduction to meditation – exploring why meditation is helpful to us, what meditation is, and how it is done.  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.

More Upcoming Events

Your Secret Life: Making Your Unknown Known

A One Day Writing Dive with Roger Housden Sunday, May 7, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Who we are is a mystery to ourselves as much as to everyone else, and we could say that what we are here for is to unfold the mystery both of our true identity and of the unique story of our own life. Your truest story lies in the deep heart. It is like a secret inherent in the gift of life that you have been given.

End of Life Decisions: Making Hard and Loving Choices – the May 14th workshop has been cancelled

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