Special Events

Death Cafe: An Open Conversation

Sunday, Jan 29, 3:00–5:00pm

We live in a culture that denies old age, sickness, death and impermanence. Death Cafe opens the discussion and provides a safe space for all of us to evolve into a society that accepts death as a part of life. More info >

Drop the Struggle and Trust Your Life, with Roger Housden

Sunday, January 22, 10:00 – 4:00pm

Deeper than all of your plans, intentions and dreams – the life you have has its own momentum, intelligence, and timing. Using writing prompts and the wisdom of the group, this workshop will help you to deepen your trust in your own life and in life in its larger picture. More info >

Information Meeting: The Dharma Training Program

Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Beginning in March, Sukhasiddhi will be offering a new 5-month module of the Dharma Training Program, specifically for those who are interested in exploring and deepening dharma practice and want to be part of a spiritual community of like-minded individuals. . More info>

Evening Classes

The Heart-Mind of Awakening:
Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara

8 Tuesdays, Jan. 31 – March 21, 7:00-9:00pm

Annik Brunet leads the second in a series of classes focused on the Bodhisattva’s Path, the path of those who have understood that full awakening cannot be separate from the awakening of all sentient beings. More info >

Karma for the Practitioner

6 Thursday evenings: January 12 – February 16,  2017, 7:00-8:30pm

Karma is one of the more interesting and controversial topics in Buddhist circles.  It is also one of the most easily misunderstood ideas, as it can get lost in belief without critical appraisal. More info >

Sing the Dharma: Doha Delights

4 Tuesday Evenings, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join us for four musical Tuesday evenings in the New Year! The great Tibetan yogi, Milarepa, as well as many other male and female realized masters, composed many songs of realization as delightful vehicles for teaching the dharma.  More info >

Ongoing Classes and Open Events

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
with Barbara Juniper

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 >

Women in Spiritual Practice

Meets Monthly on a Saturday, 10am – 1pm, starting January 21
The Women’s Group provides a rich, supportive environment for women in spiritual practice. The group meets with once a month for three hours; six month commitment required  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

Open House: A Celebration of Unity and Diversity

Friday, January 20th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
In the spirit of open dialogue and sharing we invite everyone, and extend a special welcome to our interfaith community. Through our coming together we can build a genuine harmony that benefits everyone in our community our country and the world on the basis of our mutual respect. Join us and learn about Sukhasiddhi Foundation.

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