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Shattered Complacency and the Path to Awakening

2020-06-04T09:12:58-07:00

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

Shattered Complacency and the Path to Awakening2020-06-04T09:12:58-07:00

The Paramita of Generosity in Action

2020-04-02T15:58:06-07:00

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

2020-04-02T19:09:58-07:00

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

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

Building on the Beauty That’s Already Here: A Creative Time for Sukhasiddhi

2019-11-19T09:34:50-08:00

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

Building on the Beauty That’s Already Here: A Creative Time for Sukhasiddhi2019-11-19T09:34:50-08:00