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

Love On Every Breath

2019-07-09T21:10:57-07:00

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.

Love On Every Breath2019-07-09T21:10:57-07:00

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