Featured Classes and Events


Death Cafe

Sunday, August 9, 4:00-6:00PM

A Death Cafe is a respectful, confidential and safe space where people can discuss death and impermanence, and reflect on what is of most importance and value in life. More info >


Melanthium Ensemble Concert

Saturday, July 18, 3:30-5:30pm

Lew Richmond and The Melanthium Ensemble bring their unique “Chamber Fusion” music to Sukhasiddhi for a summer afternoon concert! More info and Tickets >


Tara Retreat with Lama Palden

Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 13-16, 10:00am-5:00pm

Meditating on Tara helps us to overcome fear, remove obstacles, and to awaken our enlightened qualities. Join Lama Palden in this special 4-day retreat and learn to cultivate a relationship with Tara. Please register early! >

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

The Six Paramitas: Methods of Non-Grasping

Mondays, July 20 – August 24, 7:00-8:30pm
The practice of the six paramitas are methods that allow us to let go of our “me-ness”, our instinctive grasping to protect or enhance our own self. Freed of grasping, we learn how to be in the world and to help others who are suffering. Please join us!

Meditation & Tibetan Yoga

Tuesdays through August 25, 9:30-11:00am (no meeting July 14th)
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!

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