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. 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.
8 Sundays: Feb. 1 & 8, March 1 & 8, April 12 & 19, May 10 & 24; 6:30-8:00PM
Lama Döndrup will lead an in-depth course on the various components of Vajrayana yidam practice. The course will consist of theoretical discussion as well as learning and practicing specific yidam sadhanas.
Tuesdays: Feb. 17 – April 14, 7:00–8:45PM
The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra presents the definitive teachings on buddha nature. Through meditation, teaching and discussion, Annik Brunet will guide participants into an understanding of this important teaching (part 3 in a series).
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Workshop by the Clear Light Institute: review the practical aspects of preparing for death and learn how to the documents that will help formulate and convey your wishes. Presented from an ecumenical perspective, suitable for all spiritual and secular traditions.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Workshop by the Clear Light Institute: review the practical aspects of preparing for death and learn how to the documents that will help formulate and convey your wishes. Presented from an ecumenical perspective, suitable for all spiritual and secular traditions. CEUs available.