Featured Classes and Events


The Dharma Training Program – Module 1

Applications being taken now

Beginning the weekend of October 8-9, Sukhasiddhi will be offering a new 5-month dharma training program for those who are interested in exploring and deepening dharma practice. This new program will introduce a variety of Buddhist tantric..  More info >

Monday Evening Meditation: Opening the Gate

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

In these turbulent times, we are all looking for a place of sanctuary where we can find peace and meaning. 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.. More info >

The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhichayavatara

8 Tuesday Evenings, October 18 – December 13, 7:00-9:00pm

The Way of the Boddhisattva (Bodhichayavatara) is one of the great texts of Mahayana Buddhism – a sublime teaching that was spontaneously expounded in the eighth century by Shantideva.. More info >

Walking the Path of Compassion

7 Thursday Evenings, October 20 – December 8, 7:00-8:30pm

The meaningful life includes many dimensions and individual nuances, but for those of us who want to follow the path to awakening there are definite milestones.  The grand metaphor, the quintessential map.. More info >

Qigong: The Practice of Cultivating Qi

Friday, Oct 7, Monday, Oct 17, Wednesday, Oct 19, Friday, Oct 21, Monday, Oct 24, 10:oo am-Noon

Using gentle movements, a focused mind, and sound vibration, in these classes we will shift our awareness and upgrade our capacities to embody, heal and function . More info >

Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation

Every Tuesday Morning, 9:30 – 11:00am

This class is offered for all those who would like to learn to meditate or who would like help in establishing a regular meditation practice. The class will begin with Lujong (a Tibetan yoga), an enlivening practice that can be done. . 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

Mandala Ritual of Tara

Sunday, October 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
Lama Döndrup will lead the Mandala Ritual of Tara once a month this fall.  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.

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Recent News

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The Blessing of White Tara

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Editor’s Note: Lama Drupgyu is one of the most accomplished teachers of Vajrayana [...]