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Love On Every Breath

By |2019-07-09T21:10:57-07:00July 9th, 2019|Community, Lama Palden|

This is essentially a meditation to help us transform and liberate suffering into love and joy. In addition to experiencing our own suffering, we often unconsciously or consciously, take in others’ suffering. This just sits inside of us unless we process it. This meditation transforms and liberates that as well. Through this meditation we are learn the skills that empower us, empower who we truly are to come forward.

A Letter from Lama Palden

By |2019-06-03T10:56:04-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Buddhist Path, Community, Lama Palden|

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.

The Value of Spiritual Mentorship

By |2019-04-04T14:56:24-07:00April 4th, 2019|Buddhist Path, Community, Practice Tips|

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

Dharma Off the Cushion: Engaging Practice in the 21st Century

By |2019-06-25T08:13:07-07:00January 28th, 2019|Buddhist Path, Community, Events, Practice Tips, Wisdom River|

Introducing Dharma Off the Cushion, a series of evening talks that explore the diverse ways Buddhist practitioners engaged in making a difference in the world. A truly inspiring series and a benefit for Sukhasiddhi Foundation.

Kalu Rinpoche Visits Sukhasiddhi Foundation

By |2018-12-06T13:56:14-07:00December 6th, 2018|Buddhist Path, Community, Events, Practice Tips|

Kalu Rinpoche made a last-minute visit to Sukhasiddhi on November 11 and gave a wonderful talk from his personal experience as a dharma practioner. In this blog are Lama Palden's reflections on the visit. The recordings and transcript are here. KALU RINPOCHE gave us only four days notice when he decided to come to the center after he finished touring his original centers in North America. There were about 150 people who came to see

Liberate Challenging Emotions with Lama Palden

By |2018-10-12T10:58:46-07:00August 18th, 2018|Community, Events, Lama Palden, Practice Tips|

We get so caught up in our suffering and neurotic stuff, but there’s so much joy in the path of liberation and transformation when we unwind these patterns and feel the core of who we truly are. I feel more and more that what they say is true— Buddhism is like finding a jewel in a pile of trash on the road. This is how it really is.

The Value of A Longer Retreat

By |2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00August 12th, 2018|Community, Events, Practice Tips|

For the month of August, a group of senior Sukhasiddhi students in the lineage program are doing intensive White Tara practice in silent retreat. In this interview, Sandy Shelton, one of the organizers of this retreat, about the choice of White Tara practice and the power of doing a long spell of concentrated practice. Tell us a little about what led you to put together this retreat. Last August, a small group of us did