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Lama Palden on the Power of Tantra and Mahamudra to Liberate Challenging Emotions

By | 2018-08-18T15:14:57+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Community, Events, Lama Palden, Practice Tips|

We get so caught up in our suffering and neurotic stuff, but there’s so much joy in the path of liberation and transformation when we unwind these patterns and feel the core of who we truly are. I feel more and more that what they say is true— Buddhism is like finding a jewel in a pile of trash on the road. This is how it really is. There is a lot of joy in

How Can We Help? Never Forget the Power of Love

By | 2018-04-20T15:10:25+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Community, Events, Lama Palden|

In today’s world, when we are faced with the suffering of so many around the globe, our own communities, and our own families, we can often be left with the question “How best can I help?”  “ How can I keep my heart open?” And with the enormity of some of the challenges that arise, we wonder how we can possibly make a difference. We forget that love and compassion, which is awakened presence, is

Happy Losar! The Year of the Earth Dog

By | 2018-07-25T09:54:48+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Community, Lama Palden|

Happy Losar to All! As they say in Tibetan, Lha Gyal Lo! This means Victory to the Awakened Beings in their activity to benefit beings. This is Earth Dog year and is known for the qualities of fairness, equality, integrity and honesty. May these qualities bloom in all of us, and all of humanity. May we come into great cooperation and peace with each other. May we all thrive! Love to you all, Lama Palden

Sharing the Dharma in a Troubled World

By | 2018-07-25T09:55:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Community, Events, Lama Palden|

A new initiative is being introduced at Sukhasiddhi. It's called Wisdom River, and features a stream of teaching that will be especially welcoming to those new to dharma and to the center, but also practical and integrative for those who are engaged in the deep practice programs. "When you think about it, Vajrayana was traditionally practiced largely in isolation, with three-year retreat being the centerpiece," said Lew. "Lama Palden was trained in Asia very traditionally,

Meeting our Experience

By | 2018-08-18T09:04:06+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Community, Lama Palden, Practice Tips|

As people on the spiritual path it is imperative that we not only hold the awakened ones and our teachers with honor and appreciation, but we need to relate to ourselves, each other, animals, our earth mother and all that is with reverence, kindness and love. This can start from the inside out with they way we treat ourselves and those close to us. We can bring a sense of openness, kindness and patience to

Investiture of the Lamas

By | 2018-04-20T15:10:25+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Community, Events, Lama Drupgyu, Lama Palden, Programs|

from left: Lama Annik, Lama Pat and Lama Stephen In a moving investiture and authorization ceremony on November 4, 2017, Lama Palden, Lama Drupgyu Tenzin and Lama Döndrup, under the authority of Kalu Rinpoche, welcomed Annik Brunet, Pat Berube, and Stephen Gross as lamas of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage.  Over the last 20 years, the three lamas have, through retreats, classes, pilgrimages and an extraordinary amount of individual practice within their everyday lives, accomplished the