Featured Classes & Events


Introduction to Meditation

Mon., Nov. 3, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
also held on Mon., Dec. 1

Receive guided instruction on calming the mind and body, relaxing, and becoming more present. Those new to meditation are welcome! More info >


Pilgrimage and the Shangpa Masters

Starts October 26, 6:30–8:00PM
Continues two Sundays per month

On Oct. 26, Lama Döndrup will begin this series by sharing photos and stories of her recent pilgrimage to Tibet. The class will explore the practice of pilgrimage, both inner and outer journeys. More info >


Overcoming the Fear of Death

Presented by the Clear Light Institute
Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Join us in a full day of exploring many of the dharma practices that help us to live a good life and simultaneously prepare for death. Approved for Nursing and MFT/LCSW CEU units. 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

Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga

Tues. mornings, Oct. 7 – Dec. 16, 9:30 – 11:00am
This weekly class begins with Lujong (a Tibetan yoga), an enlivening practice that opens the energy flows in the body, followed by quiet meditation.

Finding Your Inner Buddha: An 8 Week Women’s Group

Wednesdays, 10-noon, Oct. 22 – Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)
In this intimate, 8-week group we will embark on a journey of exploration and discovery in a sacred circle of women, using the map that Lama Willa Miller has laid out in her book, Everyday Dharma.

4-day Mahamudra Non-Residential Retreat, with Lama Palden

Thur–Sun, Dec. 11-14, 2014, 10am-5pm; ends at 4pm on Sunday
This retreat will combine sitting meditation with teaching and instruction. Suitable for both advanced practitioners and those new to Mahamudra meditation.

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