September 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM America/Los Angeles Timezone

Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Palden

Thursday – Sunday, September 28 – October 1,  10:00am-5:00pm daily; will end at 4pm on Sunday.

4-day Non-residential Retreat with Lama Palden

Mahamudra meditation provides a precise, graduated, step-by-step process for coming to the realization of the true nature of mind & reality, and then being able to rest in that true nature –  peaceful, content and joyous no matter what is happening. Without realization of the nature of what is, we are often trying to arrange phenomena to be the way we would like, which often results in frustration & suffering.

This Mahamudra retreat will combine sitting meditation with teaching and instruction, and will move through the stages of the path leading to realization. Beginning with shamatha (Tib: shiné) meditation, the mind is brought to stability. Then in vipassana (Tib: lhaktong) meditation, the nature of our experience is examined and its true, nondual nature ultimately realized. The actual Mahamudra practice joins the two, resting in the primordial purity of true nature and experiencing phenomena self liberate.

Participants’ meditation practice will be closely followed by Lama Palden. Songs from the great Mahamudra masters lighten us and facilitate the integration of deep truth into our streams of being.

This retreat is suitable for both advanced practitioners and those new to Mahamudra meditation. Some experience with meditation is highly recommended.  Please contact us below if you have questions.

Location: Sukhasiddhi Center, Fairfax CA.

Cost: Sliding scale: $395- $495. Members: $350 – $450. Cost includes teacher dana.

Registration:  Please register online to reserve your place

Questions? Contact Us


lamapalden130pxLama 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 Kalu Rinpoche’s guidance in 1985. In 1986 she became one of the first Western women to be authorized as a lama in the Vajrayana tradition. With overwhelming gratitude to her gurus, Lama Palden transmits, trains and mentors students, passing on the profound and precious teachings and practices that enable one to reach full and complete awakening in this lifetime.

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