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