Featured Classes and Events


Summer Solstice Meditation

Saturday, June 20, 7:00-8:30pm. FREE

Join the Sukhasiddhi community for an evening of inspiration and meditation. Pat Berube will lead a compassion and loving kindness meditation to celebrate the summer season. More info >


7-Day Residential Retreat

Monday, June 22 – Sunday, June 28

Register by May 31st! Join Lama Palden and Lama Drupgyu in this precious opportunity to deepen our practice in the rich traditions of Mahamudra and Vajrayana and open ourselves to the transmission of awakened mind. More info >


Writing Deep and Wide

Day-long Workshop with Jane Brunette
Saturday, May 30, 10:00am-5:00pm

Immerse yourself in writing as deep play and use the mind of meditation to access the natural stream of your expression. Open to all levels of writers and meditators! 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

Amitabha Puja

Monday, June 8, 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.

Medicine Buddha Empowerment with Lama Tsang Tsing

Saturday, July 5, 3:00-5:30pm
Tibetan Buddhists consider the Medicine Buddha Empowerment to be the most powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and for awakening the innate healing wisdom that lies within every individual. Participants must already have taken formal refuge vows.

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