Featured Classes & Events


The Two Truths

Evening class with Stephen Gross
Thursdays, April 17–June 5, 7:00-8:30pm

In-depth study of Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche’s book The Two Truths – the way life seems to be and the way it actually is. More info >


Tara Retreat with Lama Palden

Four-day non-residential retreat
Thur-Sun, April 24-27, 10am – 5pm

In meditating on Tara and praying to her, we can cultivate a relationship with the awakened feminine. More info >


Dharma Training Program

New 2-year program begins Fall, 2014
Information meeting Tues., April 22, 7pm

Study foundational Buddhist Tantric teachings and practices with a supportive cohort of fellow practitioners. More info >

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. 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

Women’s Group Meetings Begin May 3rd

Saturday, May 3, 10:00am-1:00pm
Lama Palden is inviting new participants to join the Women’s Group, which provides a rich, supportive environment for women in spiritual practice. View details…

The Practical Aspects of Preparing for Death

Saturday, May 17, 9:00am-12:00pm
The Clear Light Institute offers a workshop to review many of the practical aspects of preparing for death, and the documents that will help formulate and convey our wishes. View details…

Transmission of Awakened Mind Residential Retreat

June 16-22 at Santa Sabina Center
Join Lama Palden and Lama Drupgyu in this precious opportunity to step away from everyday concerns and deepen our practice in the rich traditions of Mahamudra and Vajrayana. View details…

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