Buddhist Path

A New Sunday Morning Practice Series

2019-11-18T10:54:25-08:00

A Letter from Lama Döndrup   Equinox greetings! The Autumnal Equinox is upon us just as we are moving into a new season at Sukhasiddhi Foundation. Having had heartfelt gatherings to honor and express our gratitude to Lama Palden and Joanne Molyneaux for their unequalled dedication to Sukhasiddhi Foundation, we are now harvesting the fruit of their efforts, using it to support us in new ways that address the particular challenges we're collectively facing in

A New Sunday Morning Practice Series2019-11-18T10:54:25-08:00

The First Shangpa Kagyu Monlam in North America

2019-11-19T09:41:14-08:00

Lama Pat Berube reports on this traditional aspiration prayer festival, held August 1-4 in Santa Fe, New Mexico I arrived to a warm and sunny Santa Fe and after a brief afternoon rain, the most delightful—almost spicy—desert aroma permeating the air. Many years ago, I lived in New Mexico, and with that wonderful aroma, I relaxed with fond memories of that magical high desert country. In 1986, the First Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche consecrated the Santa

The First Shangpa Kagyu Monlam in North America2019-11-19T09:41:14-08:00

Phowa Practice Transforms Death into an Opportunity for Spiritual Realization

2019-08-06T17:56:01-07:00

Lama Palden will teach a non-residential retreat on Phowa, the transfer of consciousness at the time of death, from Sept 12-15 at the Sukhasiddhi Center. Here she talks a bit about the practice she will transmit and the benefits of learning it. Phowa is one of the six yogas or six doctrines. There are three systems of the six yogas: Naropa, Niguma and Sukhasiddhi. I received all of them from Kalu Rinpoche, who was a

Phowa Practice Transforms Death into an Opportunity for Spiritual Realization2019-08-06T17:56:01-07:00

Addressing the Shadow in Buddhist Communities

2019-08-11T06:16:13-07:00

Lama Palden, Lama Döndrup, and Annik Brunet attended the Sakyadhita Conference, an international gathering of Buddhist women that was held in the Blue Mountains of Australia this past July. Here, Annik shares the highlights of the conference: The Sakyadhita conference opened with a deep acknowledgment of Aboriginal culture, highlighting the essential connection between dharma and the wisdom of the ancient inhabitants of the Australian continent. Aunty Beryl Carmichael, an indigenous elder of the Nyampiia people

Addressing the Shadow in Buddhist Communities2019-08-11T06:16:13-07:00

What Six Years of In-the-World Retreat Brought to the Shangpa Group

2019-08-06T17:49:40-07:00

By Barbara Juniper In January, my cohort of dharma brothers and sisters celebrated the completion of a six-year commitment of training in the foundational practices of the traditional Vajrayana three-year retreat. Starting with the two-year Bodhi training and moving on to the four-year Shangpa training was, for me, a one-day-at-a-time process involving all the ups and downs of deep practice. It was also a time when profound bonds of the heart formed between the members

What Six Years of In-the-World Retreat Brought to the Shangpa Group2019-08-06T17:49:40-07:00

A Letter from Lama Palden

2019-06-03T10:56:04-07:00

Daily, we hear of the suffering, cruelty, and violence that we as human beings are perpetuating against each other and the planet. How can we meet our human situation and each other with love and cooperation? This is a crucial time when we need to strengthen our inner resources, and an important juncture for us to develop further spiritual tools to sustain ourselves, our loved ones, and our larger community for the coming years ahead.

A Letter from Lama Palden2019-06-03T10:56:04-07:00

The Value of Spiritual Mentorship

2019-04-04T14:56:24-07:00

by Barbara Juniper Times are a bit unstable these days. More than ever, walking a spiritual path and having a practice that helps connect us to a sense of inner ok-ness feels essential. Yet sometimes the path splits into two or more paths, and uncertainty arises. How do we navigate unfamiliar terrain? How do we listen to the promptings of our deep knowing? In its essence, the path home to our own heart is a

The Value of Spiritual Mentorship2019-04-04T14:56:24-07:00