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..
With the fear and uncertainty of the current world situation, we wanted to offer a Tara practice which my be of benefit to you. Tara is reknown for eliminating fear, and Jetsun Drolma Ritö Loma Gyönma is one of the 21 Taras.who specifically protects from contagious diseases, pandemics and fevers by destroying them and bringing ease, health, and well-being.
Lama Pat Berube discusses the changes that have come since the publication of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's ground breaking book, On Death and Dying, started a revolution in how we care for the dying.
Kalu Rinpoche, lineage holder for the Shangpa Kagyu, will be visiting Sukhasiddhi in April 2020. Here, he talks about a key preparation for living the true dharma.THE DEFINITION of the true meaning of dharma itself is being in this particular moment. Being in this particular moment does not mean the empty emptiness....
Lama Döndrup introduces the practice of Chöd and gives an overview of Sukhasiddhi’s offerings for the coming year that will help us cut through obstacles and embody the dharma.Confess your hidden faults Approach what you find repulsive...
The 2020 Shangpa Program is a multi-year program commencing in June 2020, for students who have completed the Ngöndro practices. The Shangpa program encompasses the essence of the practice curriculum of the traditional three-year intensive Vajrayana retreat.
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
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