Featured Classes & Events


Tibetan Buddhism in the West

An Evening with Lama Drupgyu
Monday, Sept. 29, 7:00-9:00pm

Lama Drupgyu will speak about the unique value and contribution that Tibetan Buddhism brings to the West and to its practitioners. More info >


Pilgrimage and the Shangpa Masters

Starts October 12, 6:30–8:00PM
Continues two Sundays per month

On Oct. 12, 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 >


The Four Noble Truths & the Three Turnings

with Stephen Gross
Thursdays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 20, 7:00-8:30pm

An exploration of the foundation of the Buddha’s teachings. With meditation and group discussion. 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

Fall Equinox Meditation – Free Event

Mon. Sept 22, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join Lama Palden, Lama Drupgyu, and the Sukhasiddhi community for an evening of inspiration and meditation. View details…

Introduction to Meditation

First Monday of each month: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Pat Berube will provide guided instruction on calming the mind and body in the relaxed setting of Sukhasiddhi Center.

Buddha Nature

Tues. evenings: Oct. 7 – Dec. 2, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Through meditation, teaching and discussion, Annik Brunet will guide participants in an exploration of Maitreya’s “Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra,” the definitive teachings on Buddha Nature.

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.

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