Special Events and Classes

Gonkar (White Mahakala) Empowerment

Friday, November 3rd, 7:00pm

Lama Drupgyu will bestow the Gonkar (White Mahakala) empowerment Friday evening, November 3rd at 7pm.  Gonkar is called the “Wish Granting Gem,” as he helps bring everything we need for our path and for our lives. More info >

Investiture of the Lamas

Saturday, November 4, 2017; 7:00 – 8:30pm

Lama Palden and Lama Drupgyu warmly invite all members, students, and friends s to come together as a community to welcome Sukhasiddhi teachers Pat Berube, Annik Brunet and Stephen Gross as they are invested in the authority of Shangpa Kagyu Lamas. More info >

Bodhi Training Program

Program Begins Jan. 26-28, 2018

Join with a supportive cohort for five weekend retreats in 2018! The Bodhi program is focused on the foundational ngöndro practices. Applications are now open for those wishing to join this ongoing study group. More info >

Heart Land: Movement with Joy Brings Healing

Friday, Nov. 10th 7:30-9:30pm; Saturday, Nov. 11th, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Please join Zuliekha, international performer and educator, for three workshops exploring movement and inner body awareness.  When the spirit moves inside you, there is an opening for new insight and healing. Workshops can be attended individually or as a package.
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Exploring the Heart Sutra: Teaching on Emptiness

8 Wednesday evenings: October 11 – December 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

THE QUINTESSENCE of the Great Wheel of Buddhism is contained in the enigmatic and pith Heart Sutra. In this series of eight sessions, we will explore the meaning of the words of this profound sutra, finding ways of applying this to our daily lives and meditation practice. More info>

Death Cafe: Join the Conversation

Sunday, October 29, 2017; 3:00 – 5:00pm

We live in a culture that denies old age, sickness, death and impermanence. Death Cafe opens the discussion and aspires to provide a safe space for all of us to evolve into a society that accepts death as an important part of life. We welcome an open discussion that increases awareness so we can make the most of our lives. More info >

Pointing Out the Dharmakaya: Part II

5 Sunday Evenings: Oct 15, 29, Nov 5,12, Dec 10; 6:30-8:00pm

Mahamudra is a practice that leads one to directly experience the open, luminous, pure nature of mind. The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556–1603) is renowned for his three definitive texts on Mahamudra. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya is the most pith and accessible of these three, and is the focus of this class. More Info>

Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation

Every Monday Evening, 7:00-8:00pm

Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary that lies within each individual heart as well as our collective heart.
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Tuesday Morning: Lujong and Meditation

Every Tuesday Morning 9:30-11:00am

Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish in our hearts. minds and in our daily lives. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been designed to support a deeper experience of meditaton and bodily awareness.  More info>



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About Sukhasiddhi Foundation

Our Mission

Sukhasiddhi Foundation, founded in 1996 through the inspiration of Kalu Rinpoche – one the great 20th century Tibetan masters –  provides a vehicle for the teaching and practice of Tibetan 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 cultivating of wisdom and love, both on the cushion and in the midst of our ordinary lives.

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 the guidance of her primary teacher, Kalu Rinpoche, 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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  • Investiture of the Lamas

Investiture of the Lamas

In a moving investiture and authorization ceremony on November 4, 2017, Lama Palden, Lama Drupgyu Tenzin and Lama Döndrup, under [...]