The next Bodhi Training Program will begin in January. This program introduces participants to the four Foundational (Ngöndro) practices of the Shangpa lineage. Applications being accepted now. More info >
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.
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.
Sunday, December 11th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
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. We engage in Tara practice to actively call on her to pacify our fear and the fear of all beings. The ritual will be done in Tibetan. Some visualization is provided.
Wednesday, December 21st, 7:00 – 8:30pm
MEDICINE BUDDHA not only brings benefit to oneself and others while ill, but also is very effective in purifying karma before and after death. Taking this practice to the path increases our healing powers and enables us to be of great benefit for our own self and for others. Teaching and guidance provided, usually done in English.