Featured Classes and Events

New Year’s Meditation Retreat
with Lama Döndrup

Tues. Dec. 27 – Sat. Dec. 31, 10:00am–8:00 pm (ends at 5 on the 31st)

In the darkness of winter and at the transition to the new year, you are invited to join Lama Döndrup at Sukhasiddhi Foundation for five silent days of cultivating calm abiding. More info >


Year Long Bodhi Training Program

Begins January 13, 2017

The next Bodhi Training Program will begin in January. This program introduces participants to the four Foundational (Ngöndro) practices of the Shangpa lineage. Applications being accepted now. More info >


Quiet Sitting Meditation
with Barbara Juniper

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 >

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 >

Women in Spiritual Practice

Meets Monthly on a Saturday, 10am – 1pm, starting January 21, 2017

The Women’s Group provides a rich, supportive environment for women in spiritual practice. The group meets with once a month for three hours; six month commitment required  More info >


New Year’s Eve: An Evening of Joy, Reflection and Meditation

Saturday, December 21, 2016 6:30 – 10:00 pm

NEW YEARS’ EVE is a perfect time to reflect on what we are letting go of from the old year, what has been accomplished, and what we are aspiring for in the New Year. 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, December 11th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
GREEN TARA is the embodiment of the awakened quality of compassion, and she is committed to instantly come to the aid of any being in need. We engage in Tara practice to actively call on her to pacify our fear and the fear of all beings. The ritual will be done in Tibetan.  Some visualization is provided.


Medicine Buddha Practice

Wednesday, December 21st, 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. Teaching and guidance provided, usually done in English.

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