Special Events

Introduction to Human Design: Learning to Know Yourself

Daylong Workshop with Robin Winn, Saturday, April 15th, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Human Design is a powerful, modern personality assessment tool for better understanding of ourselves and others, enabling us to use our energies skillfully and embody more tenderness, clarity, compassion and wisdom. More info>

Appearance and Recognition: The Stages of Mahamudra

4 Day Retreat with Ari Goldfield, Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23, 9:30am – 4:00pm daily

Mahamudra teaches a different way of relating with experience, via the four stages of recognition. recognizing appearances as mind; mind as emptiness; emptiness as spontaneous presence; and spontaneous presence as self-liberation. More info>

Death Cafe: Invitation to an Open Conversation

Sunday, April 30th, 3:00-5:00 pm

A Death Cafe is an open,  confidential and safe space where people can discuss death and impermanence, and reflect on what is of most value in lifeJoin us for tea and cake and a meaningul discussion on this most important topic. More info >

Weekly Class Series

The Five Buddha Families
with Stephen Gross

6 Thursday Evenings, March 23 – April 27, 7:00-8:30pm  Available by video and audio recording
The Five Buddha Families represent the awakened energies of a Buddha, which lie dormant for most people.  All living beings are informed by these wisdom energies, they are the potential that can manifest as our Buddha nature. More info>

Pointing out the Dharmakaya: The True Nature of Mind

7 Sunday Evenings, April 9 – May 28, 6:30-8:00pm (no class April 20)

In this seven week class, through meditation and teachings, Lama Dondrup will lead us through the essential instructions, giving us the tools needed to directly experience the unchanging, ever present nature of mind… More info >

Lineage and Transmission: The Shangpa Masters

6 Wednesday Evenings, April 19 – May 24, 2017; 7:00-8:30pm

It is through lineage and transmission that Buddhism becomes alive with the awakened presence and rich dynamism that has helped so many become enlightened. They are the catalysts which illuminate the path and lead us to the pure freedom of true nature. More info>

Drop In Classes

Meditation and Tibetan Yoga

Every Tuesday morning, 9:30 – 11:00am

The class begins with Lujong (a Tibetan yoga), an enlivening practice that opens the energy flows in the body. This practice is specially designed as support for our meditation practice. More info >


Quiet Sitting Meditation

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

Give yourself the gift of deep spiritual nourishment at the beginning of every week. Join us EVERY MONDAY EVENING for group meditation. All are welcome.  More info >

Qigong: Cultivating Qi

Friday, April 14th, Monday, April 17th, Monday, April 24th; 10:00am – noon

Beyond western medicine, beyond eastern medicine, there is a healing power accessible to us all.  More info >


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An Invitation

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

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, April 12, 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.

Sound Healing Meditation

Saturday, May 6, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Experience the deep relaxation and restorative power of sound healing. On waves of sound, enter into the sacred space of your own pure being. Release tension and stress and  refresh your body, mind and Spirit.


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