Programs and Retreats

Bodhi Training Program

Foundational Ngondro Program with Annik Brunet; Program Begins Jan. 26-28, 2018; Application Process Open Now

Join with a supportive cohort for five weekend retreats in 2018! The Bodhi program is focused on the foundational ngöndro practices. Applications are now open for those wishing to join this ongoing study group. More info >

Wisdom Body Lujong

Tibetan Yoga and the Five Elemental Energies: Weekend Program with Rose Taylor Goldfield, January 20-21, 2018

LUJONG IS THE ANCIENT TIBETAN PRACTICE that brings physical exercise and meditation together. It enhances natural confidence, helps meditation become deeper and more profound. More Info>

Mahamudra: Transforming and Liberating Emotions

Four Day Non-Residential Retreat with Lama Palden; February 1 – 4, 2018

The true nature of our emotions is primordial wisdom. This Mahamudra meditation retreat will lead you step by step to discover this for yourself More info>


New Year’s Eve Meditation

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 6:30-10:00pm

Join the Sukhasiddhi community for a loving and peaceful New Years Eve. NEW YEARS’ EVE is a perfect time to reflect on what we are letting go of from the old year, what has been accomplished, and what we are aspiring for in the New Year. Participants are welcome to come in and leave as they wish… More info >

Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation

Every Monday Evening, 7:00-8:00pm; no class December 25th or Jan 1

Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary.
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Tuesday Morning: Lujong and Meditation

Every Tuesday Morning 9:30-11:00am; no class December 26th

Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been designed to support a deeper experience of meditation and bodily awareness.  More info>

Classes and Other Events

Refuge Vow

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:00pm

Lama Palden will give the refuge vow on Tuesday, January 16th at 7pm. If you would like to take the formal refuge vow, would like to renew your vow, or would like support those taking for the first time, please join us on Tuesday, January 16th…. More info >

Lojong: The Seven Points of Mind Training

Part II. 6 Thursday Evenings, January 4 – February 15, 2018 7:00-8:30pm;

This class continues the investigation of the profound Seven Points of Mind Training and fifty-nine slogans designed to help us to transform all of life’s circumstances into practice…More Information>

Death Cafe: Join the Conversation

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00-5:00pm

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…. More info >


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About Sukhasiddhi Foundation

Our Mission

Sukhasiddhi Foundation, founded in 1996 through the inspiration of Kalu Rinpoche – one the great 20th century Tibetan masters –  provides a vehicle for the teaching and practice of Tibetan 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 cultivating of wisdom and love, both on the cushion and in the midst of our ordinary lives.

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 the guidance of her primary teacher, Kalu Rinpoche, 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.

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Recent News

  • An Incubator for Bodhisattvas

An Incubator for Bodhisattvas

by Lama Annik Brunet, December 5, 2017

Sixteen years ago, Lama Palden had the inspiration to offer her serious, committed [...]