Featured Classes & Events


Morning Meditation & Tibetan Yoga

Tuesdays, 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. All are welcome! More info >


Pilgrimage and the Shangpa Masters

Sundays: Oct. 26, Nov. 9 & 23, Dec. 7 & 14, 6:30–8:00PM

Lama Döndrup’s class will explore the practice of pilgrimage, both inner and outer journeys, and how this brings one into close connection with the lineage and one’s Buddha Nature. More info >


4-Day Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Palden

Thurs – Sun, Dec. 11-14, 10am-5pm daily

Mahamudra meditation provides a precise process for coming to the realization of the true nature of mind & reality. This 4-day retreat will combine sitting meditation with teaching and instruction. 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

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

Wednesdays: Oct. 22 – Dec. 17, 10am-12pm (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.

Amitabha Puja

Mon. Dec. 8, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Amitabha is the buddha of our realm, and the embodiment of the transformation of desire and clinging into discerning wisdom. Please join us in practicing this puja together for ourselves and for others who are dying or have died. In English, with guided instruction provided.

New Years Eve Meditation

Wed., Dec. 31, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
NEW YEARS’ EVE is a perfect time to reflect on what we are letting go of from the old year, what has been accomplished, and what we are aspiring for in the New Year. Please join Lama Palden for joy and practice together! All are welcome - free event.

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