Lama Palden

Finding a Spiritual Home

By | 2018-09-25T13:30:42+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Buddhist Path, Lama Palden, Practice Tips|

from Lama Palden In America and in the west in general, we are exposed to many different spiritual traditions, not only our own Judea-Christian traditions, but also the traditions of Islam,  all of the different traditions of Buddhism plus an immense variety of other eastern and indigenous spiritual traditions and disciplines.  This is an incredible opportunity and time that we are living in right now, an opportunity to touch into so many traditions, to read

Liberate Challenging Emotions with Lama Palden

By | 2018-10-12T10:58:46+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.

How Can We Help? Never Forget the Power of Love

By | 2018-08-22T16:01:28+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 | 2018-08-22T16:01:28+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

Meeting our Experience

By | 2018-08-22T16:01:28+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

Liberating Difficult Emotions into Wisdom

By | 2018-08-22T16:01:28+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Events, Lama Palden|

An Interview with Lama Palden Editor's Note: Lama Palden will be teaching a four-day non-residential retreat from February 1-4 on Mahamudra meditation and liberating emotions. I spoke with her by phone about the special usefulness for Westerners of this profound meditation practice. - Jane Brunette Q: What is the benefit to a modern person of focusing on Mahamudra meditation? Lama Palden: The 16th Karmapa said that Mahamudra is a good practice for the West

Investiture of the Lamas

By | 2018-08-22T16:01:28+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