Lama Dondrup shares details on the teachings that will be featured in the annual sangha retreat. This month, I have the honor of teaching Sukhasiddhi Foundation’s annual sangha retreat with Lama Drupgyu.
Lama Drupgyu looks at how the global pandemic and its fallout upsets our habits and makes possible fresh choices that benefit all. Our world has known specific conflict and suffering more acute than the current situation, be it from wars — most recently we can think of Syria and the Middle East; or natural disasters — we can remember vividly Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, or the more recent hurricane in India. These have tended
When I began reading Shantideva, I was very taken at the invitation he was offering us through the Bodhicaryavatara, which is his guidebook to becoming a bodhisattva. When I got to chapter six, which is on patience (sometimes translated as forebearance), I was in a long dark night of the soul..
Saga Dawa is the period of time during which we celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is the most important month of the year for practice and merit accumulated during this period is multiplied 100 million times.
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
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.
After founding Sukhasiddhi and giving more than 22 years of dedicated service, Lama Palden has stepped back into the role of Senior Lama. Here, she gives us a sneak peak at her new, quieter life based in Portugal.
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
An interview with Leslie Shelton, Sukhasiddhi’s new Executive Director Tell me a bit about how you came to Sukhasiddhi. I’ve studied Buddhism since the 1970s, taking classes and workshops and doing a lot of reading. For years, I watched for a teacher. Then I attended a Green Tara retreat at Spirit Rock that Lama Palden was teaching, and I thought: This is someone I’d enjoy studying with. I asked her how I could study