Featured Classes & Events


The Middle Way Reasonings

Evening class with Stephen Gross
Thursdays, July 31–Sept 18, 7:00-8:30pm

In-depth study of Nagarjuna’s teachings on how to cut through fixed ideas and beliefs about reality. Meditation, presentation, and discussion. More info >


Dharma Training Program

New 2-year program begins Sept., 2014

Study foundational Buddhist Tantric teachings and practices with a supportive cohort of fellow practitioners. More info >


Aging Self, Ageless Self

A One-Day Workshop with Lew Richmond
Saturday, September 20, 9:30am-4:30pm

An exploration of the challenges and spiritual opportunities of getting older, with the author of Aging as a Spiritual Practice. 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

Clarity, Love, and Confidence: Experiencing the Buddha Nature Teachings

Fri. Sept 4 and Sat. Sept. 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Two-day seminar with Ari Goldfield. Teachings, meditation, and discussion. View details…

Amithaba Puja

Mon. Sept 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Monthly Amitabha practice, led by Pat Berube. View details…

Fall Equinox Meditation – Free Event

Tues. Sept 23, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join Lama Palden and the Sukhasiddhi community for an evening of inspiration and meditation. View details…

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