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 >
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>
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 >
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 >
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, March 12, 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.
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 – 8:30pm
The dharma helps us to connect with the blessings, love and peace of our awakened heart. Amitabha practice helps us now while the time of death is uncertain, to establish a connection to awakened heart. Please join us in practicing this together for ourselves and for others who are dying or have died. Visualizations and guidance will be provided.