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Expanding Our Comfort Range in Service of Others


How Lama Döndrup came to share her morning meditation practice on Facebook Live. In the wake of the shelter in place orders, Sukhasiddhi had to quickly bring all of the offerings online in order to serve a world shocked by sudden and drastic change. Could you tell me a little about your experience of responding to to this call?

Expanding Our Comfort Range in Service of Others2020-06-04T17:19:57-07:00

The Paramita of Generosity in Action


Executive Director Leslie Shelton reflects on how Sukhasiddhi's volunteers embody the practice of dana (selfless service, or generosity), one of the three central practices of Buddhism often overlooked by Westerners. WE HAVE certainly had our share of community and nationwide challenges in Northern California this past year — floods; enormous fires, loss of power and evacuations; and now the COVID 19 virus bringing things to a standstill as we step into spring. These are times

The Paramita of Generosity in Action2020-04-02T15:58:06-07:00

I’ve lived my life so I could practice


You’ve been with Sukhasiddhi for almost 20 years and have been a steady and generous volunteer since the beginning. Tell me a bit about your spiritual life, and how you came to be at Sukhasiddhi. Ever since I was a hippie living in India when I was 20 years old, I’ve been addicted to the dharma.

I’ve lived my life so I could practice2020-04-02T19:09:58-07:00

Buddhist Vocabulary


Bodhisattva A bodhisattva is someone who has committed themselves to courageously walk the spiritual path. They are motivated by bodhicitta (the aspiration to benefit beings) and guided by wisdom and compassion. A bodhisattva has vowed to undertake the spiritual path for the benefit of all beings. While putting the well being of others before themselves and engaging in acts of generosity, morality/ethics, patience, diligence, meditative concentration, and wisdom, a bodhisattva intently pursues the path of

Buddhist Vocabulary2020-06-05T08:08:23-07:00