An Introduction to the Dharma Training Program:

An ongoing, modular program designed for those who wish to study Buddhist Tantra teachings and practices with a supportive cohort of fellow practitioners.

 Introduction meeting available by live streaming and recorded video; choose this option when registering


We can learn to be at ease with the change and impermanence in our life. Impermanence and change define life, yet we meet each experience with resistance and attachment. The dharma helps us to loosen our grip and relax with uncertainty. As we rest with the ebb and flow of each present moment, we will naturally relax with impermanence and change.

In this five month program, you will be guided in a relaxed, focused meditation technique through which you can have a direct experience of the appearance of change in the midst of our innate pure and open nature. Relaxing with impermanence and change not only helps us to meet the challenges in our life with equanimity, including the impermanence of life itself, our own and others.

We will also practice inquiry to help us uncover beliefs and ideas that limit our ability to open to our innate nature and to loving kindness for ourselves and compassionate presence for others. Both inquiry and shamatha meditation can open a direct personal channel to experiencing the teachings that are life changing.

The program begins with a two day retreat on March 17 and 18, 2018, and includes two weekend retreats, one day-long, and two weekly class series over a five month period. Participants will be encouraged to practice daily, and will meet personally with the teacher one time to discuss their practice and get questions answered. While some experience with meditation is helpful, the program is open to anyone who has strong intention and feels drawn to participate.

Lama Pat (Pat Berube), the program director for this module, will present an overview of the program and and answer any questions you may have.

If you are interested in joining the program, or are simply interested in the activities at Sukhasiddhi Foundation, please join us for this evening. Register Here

This evening can be viewed via live stream for those who cannot attend in person, and will be available as a video recording.  Please Register Here and let us know you will be attending via live stream or recording.

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Location: Sukhasiddhi Center, Fairfax CA. 

Registration:  Register Here


patberubeLama Pat (Pat Berube) first started meditating in 1975.  Prior to meeting Lama Palden in 1999, she studied with both western and eastern teachers including several pilgrimages and retreats in India.  Under Lama Palden’s tutelage, she completed both the full Shangpa Kagyu practices usually reserved for the traditional three year retreat and the four-year teacher training program.  In 2017, under the authority of Kalu Rinpoche, both Lama Palden and Lama Drupgyu authorized her as a Lama.  With immense gratitude for her teachers and the lineage, Lama Pat is excited to share these teachings with others that supports the natural unfoldment of innate wisdom transforming one’s life.  In addition to her dharma studies and teaching, she has been an RN for over 40 years and holds a masters in counseling psychology.  She also leads Sukhasiddhi’s Clear Light Institute assisting contemplative approaches to working with illness, death and dying.

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