Featured Classes and Events

Tai Situ Rinpoche at Sukhasiddhi Foundation

Wednesday, May 11th, 11:00am -1:00pm

Sold Out – but is available by live streamed or recorded video

Sukhasiddhi Foundation is honored to host Tai Situ Rinpoche at Sukhasiddhi Foundation. Tai Situ Rinpoche will provide an overview of Maitraya’s Five Treatises more info>

The Death Cafe: An Open Conversation

Sunday, April 24,   3:00 – 5:00 pm

Join the Conversation! 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 >

The Dare of Spiritual Memoir with Roger Housden

Sunday, May 1st, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Explore your life story in ways that will surprise you and reveal the deeper threads – the underlying intelligence – of your own soul’s journey. For both writers and non-writers who wish to explore the deeper layers of their life journey. More info >


Weekly Open Sitting

Every Monday, 7:00-8:15pm

Join us on Monday evenings for a free, open sitting. No prior experience is necessary and there is no need to register – just drop in! Silent meditation session followed by a brief dharma talk or simple Buddhist practice. More info >

Tuesday Morning Lujong and Meditation

Every Tuesday, 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 >

Meeting your Spiritual Family: The Five Buddha Families and Eight Consciousnesses

6 Thursdays: April 28 – June 9,  (no class May 19th) 7:00 – 8:30pm

Join Stephen Gross for an exploration of walking the Varayana path, relating to our everyday experience from an engaged, enlightened stand. 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

Amitabha Practice

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00-8:30pm
When we are faced with a terminal illness or a death of a loved one, it can be quite a challenge to find peace with what is happening. Amitabha practice helps us helps us to connect with the blessings, love and peace of our awakened heart, a gateway for the awakening of ourselves and all others. Please join us in practicing this together for ourselves and for others who are dying or have died.

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, May 25, 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.

Extraordinary Vipassana Daylong

A One Day Retreat with Annik Brunet Saturday, May 28th, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Out of calm abiding meditation, the capacity for insight, or “clear seeing” (called Vipassana), can naturally arise. And this capacity allows us to dissolve the roots of confusion and unease as they manifest in our lives.

Transmission of Awakened Mind Retreat

Monday-Sunday, June 20-26, 2016

Join Lama Palden and Lama Drupgyu in this precious opportunity to step away from everyday concerns, deepen our practice in the rich traditions of Vajrayana and open ourselves to the transmission of awakened mind.

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