Lama Palden

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

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

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

Finding a Spiritual Home

2018-09-25T13:30:42-07:00

from Lama Palden In America and in the west in general, we are exposed to many different spiritual traditions, not only our own Judea-Christian traditions, but also the traditions of Islam,  all of the different traditions of Buddhism plus an immense variety of other eastern and indigenous spiritual traditions and disciplines.  This is an incredible opportunity and time that we are living in right now, an opportunity to touch into so many traditions, to read

Finding a Spiritual Home2018-09-25T13:30:42-07:00

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

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

Happy Losar! The Year of the Earth Dog

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

Happy Losar to All! As they say in Tibetan, Lha Gyal Lo! This means Victory to the Awakened Beings in their activity to benefit beings. This is Earth Dog year and is known for the qualities of fairness, equality, integrity and honesty. May these qualities bloom in all of us, and all of humanity. May we come into great cooperation and peace with each other. May we all thrive! Love to you all, Lama Palden

Happy Losar! The Year of the Earth Dog2018-08-22T16:01:28-07:00