Programs

An Incubator for Bodhisattvas

By | 2018-08-22T16:01:28+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Programs|

by Lama Annik Brunet, December 5, 2017 Sixteen years ago, Lama Palden had the inspiration to offer her serious, committed students the opportunity to do the practices usually only undertaken during the Shangpa Lineage traditional 3-year retreat – while still engaged in work and family life. She believed that doing intensive, semi-retreat practice while remaining active in the world could allow for a continuous integration of our spiritual development with the physical, psychological and sociocultural

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

Congratulations to Sukhasiddhi Teachers Pat Berube, Annik Brunet and Stephen Gross, and to Lineage Students Gail Ferrari and Robin Winn

By | 2018-08-22T16:01:29+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Events, Programs|

from left, Pat, Robin, Gail, Stephen and Annik With the end of the month-long Chod retreat August 31st, Sukhasiddhi teachers Pat Berube, Annik Brunet and Stephen Gross complete over 15 years of daily practice and study, including all practices done in the traditional Shangpa three year-three month-three day retreat, as well as four years of teacher training.  Pat, Annik and Stephen are the first at Sukhasiddhi to complete the full range of practices

Preparing to Share the Dharma

By | 2018-08-22T16:01:30+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Programs, Teacher interviews|

Participants in the Community Dharma Leader's program share thoughts on what they've learned and where they're going Editor's Note (Jane Brunette): The Community Dharma Leaders program (CDL) just completed its year-long training. In it, Lama Palden and Lew Richmond teamed up to prepare a circle of practitioners to teach aspects of the Dharma in community settings. I spoke with Lew and with two of the trainees to get a feel for the program and how