Special Events

Chöd Empowerment with Lama Tsang Tsing

Sunday, June 18th, 3:00-5:00pm

We are very pleased to announce that Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will be coming to Sukhasiddhi Foundation to bestow the Chöd empowerment on June 18th at 3:00pm. Everyone who has taken refuge is invited to attend.  Please register and arrive ..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 >

An Evening of Sound Healing Meditation

Friday, July 14th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join Barbara Juniper and Bodhi Setchko in experiencing the deep relaxation and restorative power of sound healing. On waves of sound, enter into the sacred space of your own pure being. Release tension and stress and refresh your body, mind and Spirit.  More Information>

Weekly Classes

The Eight Consciousnesses

6 Thursday evenings: May 18 – July 6, 7:00-8:30pm  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, instead of the rich experience of true being. More info>

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 >



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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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