Classes, Workshops, and Events: Fall, 2015

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Chenrezig Practice

Sundays at 6:30pm: Oct. 4th & 18th, Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th

Lama Döndrup will guide participants through the practice of the Chenrezig puja, with the intention of helping participants to feel confident in their ability to perform it on their own. Both new and experienced students are welcome! More info >


Open Gate Weekly Sitting
Starts October 5th!

Every Monday at 7:00pm

Meditating with a group is a powerful support for beginning or deepening your spiritual practice. Join us on Monday evenings for a free, open sitting. No need to register – just drop in! More info >


Settling the Mind, Opening the Heart with Annik Brunet

Tuesdays, Oct. 13 – Nov. 17, 7:00-8:45pm

In this 6-week class, you will learn the practice of Extraordinary Shamatha, a very effective method for settling the mind and cultivating our compassionate, open-hearted presence. More info >

Subtle Body

The Subtle Body Daylong Workshop

Saturday, November 7, 9:00am-4:00pm

Full day of teaching and practice with Lama Palden! Get deeply in touch with your subtle body and learn yogic practices to work with it as a means to transformation. More info >


Death Cafe: An Open Conversation

Sunday November 1st, 3:00–5:00PM

Please join us for tea and cake while we discuss death! A Death Cafe is an open, 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 >


Sitting with Compassion: A Day of Prayer and Meditation

Sunday, Oct, 18, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Join the Sukhasiddhi community for a day of meditation and prayers for peace and healing. We will engage in quiet sitting and Buddhist compassion practices, dedicating the merit to all who are experiencing illness or hardship. Prayer requests accepted. More info >

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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 4-day Retreat

Mon. – Thurs., Dec. 28-31, 10:00am-5:00pm daily (ends 4pm Thurs.)
A rare opportunity to learn and experience the profoundly healing practice of Medicine Buddha with Lama Palden and Pat Berube. The practice will be taught in detail during this retreat, with instruction on the elements and meanings.

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