Events

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

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

The Freedom that Dawns with Mahamudra Meditation

2019-04-03T17:33:38-07:00

So much of our experience of life is limited by our own unrecognized habitual and patterns from lifetimes of experiences. This is on top of the fundamental ignorance of the nature of reality. All of this contributes to our attitudes and thoughts about how life is, how people are, and what the truth is. Mahamudra meditation helps us to cut through all of this. As we advance in Mahamudra, we deepen our realization into both

The Freedom that Dawns with Mahamudra Meditation2019-04-03T17:33:38-07:00

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

2019-06-25T08:13:07-07:00

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.

Dharma Off the Cushion: Engaging Practice in the 21st Century2019-06-25T08:13:07-07:00

Kalu Rinpoche Visits Sukhasiddhi Foundation

2018-12-06T13:56:14-08:00

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

Kalu Rinpoche Visits Sukhasiddhi Foundation2018-12-06T13:56:14-08:00

Liberate Challenging Emotions with Lama Palden

2018-10-12T10:58:46-07:00

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.

Liberate Challenging Emotions with Lama Palden2018-10-12T10:58:46-07:00

The Value of A Longer Retreat

2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00

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

The Value of A Longer Retreat2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00

How Can We Help? Never Forget the Power of Love

2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00

In today’s world, when we are faced with the suffering of so many around the globe, our own communities, and our own families, we can often be left with the question “How best can I help?”  “ How can I keep my heart open?” And with the enormity of some of the challenges that arise, we wonder how we can possibly make a difference. We forget that love and compassion, which is awakened presence, is

How Can We Help? Never Forget the Power of Love2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00