Special Events and Programs


Green Tara Empowerment with Lama Ngawang Zangpo

Monday, February 20, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Green Tara is the embodiment of the awakened quality of compassion, and a reflection of our own true luminous nature. Her practice can be a compassionate response to the culture of fear which pervades our world today. Lama Ngawang Zangpo will give the empowerment. More info >

The Dharma Training Program, Module II

Begins the weekend of March 4-5, 2017.  Applications are being accepted now.

Sukhasiddhi is offering a new 5-month module of the Dharma Training Program, specifically for those who are interested in exploring and deepening dharma practice and want to be part of a spiritual community of like-minded individuals. More info>

Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life

Author Event and Book Reading: Sunday, March 12, 3:00–5:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of tea and conversation as our guest Wendy Garling discusses her new book, Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life, a breakthrough new biography of the Buddha that includes the women in his life. More info >

Evening Classes and Pujas

The Heart-Mind of Awakening:
Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara

8 Tuesdays, Jan. 31 – March 21, 7:00-9:00pm

Annik Brunet leads the second in a series of classes focused on the Bodhisattva’s Path, the path of those who have understood that full awakening cannot be separate from the awakening of all sentient beings. More info >

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, February 15, 7:00-8:30pm

Please join us for a precious opportunity to deepen our practice in the rich tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We will practice this puja together for ourselves and for others who are ill. More info >

The Five Buddha Families

6 Thursday Evenings, March 23 – April 27, 7:00-8:30pm
The Five Buddha Families represent the enlightened energies of a Buddha or bodhisattva.  All living beings are pervaded by these wisdom energies, they are what allows us to become buddhas. More info >


Ongoing Classes and Open Events

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 >


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 >

Qigong: Cultivating Qi

3 Mondays, February 13, 20 & 27; 10:00am – 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 at higher, more coherent levels.  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

Mandala Ritual of Tara

Sunday, February 5th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
We engage in Tara practice to actively call on her to pacify our fear and the fear of all beings, and to protect us and all beings from danger. In doing so, we also cultivate these compassionate qualities in ourselves which are innate to each one of us, but are often obscured.

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, February 15th, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Medicine Buddha not only brings benefit to oneself and others while ill, but also is very effective in purifying karma before and after death. Taking this practice to the path increases our healing powers and enables us to be of great benefit for our own self and for others.

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