Classes, Workshops, and Events: Fall, 2015


New Women’s Group with Lama Palden

Starts Sat., Nov. 28th, 10:00am-1:00pm

New six-month Women’s Group with Lama Palden starts soon. Advance registration is required. This group provides a rich, supportive environment for women in spiritual practice! More info >


Weekly Open Sitting

Every Monday, 7:00-8:15pm

Join us on Monday evenings for a free, open sitting. No prior experience is necessary and there is no need to register – just drop in! Silent meditation session followed by a brief dharma talk or simple Buddhist practice. More info >


Medicine Buddha 4-day Retreat

Mon.-Thurs., Dec. 28-31, 10:00am-5:00pm daily (ends 4pm Thurs.)

A rare opportunity to learn and experience the profoundly healing practice of Medicine Buddha with Lama Palden and Pat Berube. The practice will be taught in detail during this retreat, with instruction on the elements and meanings. 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.

More Upcoming Events

Chenrezig Practice

Sundays at 6:30pm: Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th
Lama Döndrup will guide participants through the practice of the Chenrezig puja, with the intention of helping participants to feel confident in their ability to perform it on their own. Both new and experienced students are welcome!

Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)

Tuesdays, 9:30am-11:00am
Open weekly class for all those interested in establishing a regular meditation practice. The class begins with Lujong (a Tibetan yoga), a simple, enlivening practice. Open to everyone.

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wed., Nov. 18, 7:00 – 8:30PM
A precious opportunity to deepen our practice in the rich tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We will practice this puja together for ourselves and for others who are ill. The Medicine Buddha practice (puja) will done in English. Guidance will be provided.

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