Featured Classes and Events


Death Cafe: An Open Conversation

Saturday, July 30th, 3:00 -5:00pm

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

The Melanthium Ensemble Concert

Sunday, July 31st 2:00-5:00pm

The Melanthium Ensemble brings its unique, Buddhist inspired “Chamber Fusion” music to the Sukhasiddhi Center for an afternoon concert. Don’t miss this singular musical event! Light refreshments will be served. More info >

A Loving Heart of Wisdom and Compassion

7 Wednesday Evenings, August 10 – September 21, 7:00-8:30pm

There are so many inequities and suffering in the world that can arouse our anger and righteous indignation. How do we open our hearts to the reality of suffering?  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 Puja

Wednesday, July 20, 7:00-8:30pm
Please join us for a precious opportunity to deepen our practice in the rich tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We will practice this puja together for ourselves and for others who are ill.

Tuesday Morning Lujong and Meditation

Tuesday Mornings, 9:30 – 11:00am
This class is offered for all those who would like to learn to meditate or who would like help in establishing a regular meditation practice. The class will begin with Lujong (a Tibetan yoga), an enlivening practice specially designed as support for our meditation practice.

End of Life Decisions: Making Hard and Loving Choices

Saturday, August 13, 9:00am-1:00pm
In this workshop, we will learn how to clearly document our intent and decisions for our end of life care in advance, to help ensure a loving, peaceful and meaningful death. Through presentation, video clips, and discussion  real life scenarios, options, and likely outcomes are explored.

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