Featured Classes and Events


Karma and Cause & Effect

Four Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm
April 30 & May 7, 14, 21,

This course we will explore the concept of Karma: examining how Karma applies to our lives and how it fits into the Buddhist path of awakening. Each class will include meditation, presentation and discussion. More info >


Transpersonal Dreaming

Day-long workshop with Ted Esser, Ph.D.
Sunday, May 3, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

A greater understanding of your dreaming life can deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate personal growth! This workshop will include instruction, experiences, and interaction. More info >


Death Cafe

An Open Conversation
Saturday, May 2nd, 4:00-6:00pm

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. Free and open to all! 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 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

Meditation & Tibetan Yoga

Tuesdays, Jan. 6 – April 28, 9:30-11:00am
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!

Amitabha Puja

Monday, May 11, 7:00–8:30PM
Amitabha practice helps us now while the time of death is uncertain, to establish a connection to awakened heart. In English. Visualizations and guidance will be provided.

Annual Sukhasiddhi Residential Retreat – Register by May 31st!

Mon., June 22 – Sun., June 28
Join Lama Palden and Lama Drupgyu in this precious opportunity to step away from everyday concerns, deepen our practice in the rich traditions of Mahamudra and Vajrayana and open ourselves to the transmission of awakened mind.

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