Teacher interviews

Entering a New Phase at Sukhasiddhi

By |2019-09-18T18:09:21-07:00August 6th, 2019|Lama Dondrup, Teacher interviews|

An interview with Lama Döndrup, Sukhasiddhi’s new Resident Lama As of January 1, 2020, Lama Döndrup will step into the role of Resident Lama at Sukhasiddhi, as Lama Palden moves into a more advisory role as Senior Lama. Jane Brunette spoke with Lama Döndrup about her new role, and what she sees going forward for Sukhasiddhi. Tell me a little about your new role as Resident Lama. What does it entail? As I step into

A Visit from the Heart of the Lineage: Tai Situ Rinpoche’s Bay Area Tour

By |2018-08-22T16:01:29-07:00June 9th, 2016|Events, Lama Palden, Teacher interviews|

An Interview with Lama Palden, by Jane Brunette Editor's Note: Tai Situ Rinpoche recently visited the Bay Area for a series of events, including a teaching at Sukhasiddhi. Lama Palden has known Rinpoche for almost 40 years, and I spoke with her about the significance of the events surrounding his visit and his connection to Sukhasiddhi Foundation. - Jane Brunette Q: Tell me a little about your connection to Tai Situ Rinpoche and his connection to

The Blessing of White Tara

By |2018-08-22T16:01:29-07:00January 23rd, 2016|Lama Drupgyu, Teacher interviews|

An Interview with Lama Drupgyu, by Jane Brunette Editor's Note: Lama Drupgyu is one of the most accomplished teachers of Vajrayana Buddhism in the West. He began studying with Kabje Kalu Rinpoche in 1972, participated in the first three-year retreat for westerners in Paris, and was also the first westerner to be named retreat master for subsequent three-year retreats. Lama Drupgyu spoke with me by phone, from his home in the French countryside, about his first

In the Presence of the Masters

By |2018-08-22T16:01:29-07:00November 27th, 2015|Lama Palden, Teacher interviews|

An Interview with Lama Palden, by Jane Brunette Editor's Note: Lama Palden has met and learned from many highly revered masters from the last generation, whose profound realization affected her deeply. In this interview, she spoke with me about the felt sense of their presence and provides a glimpse into the very human experience of the awakened awareness of living bodhisattvas. Perhaps they will inspire you to take the Bodhisattva Vow yourself. - Jane Brunette Featured

Summer of Peace 2015: Lama Palden Interview & Guided Meditation

By |2018-08-22T16:01:30-07:00July 22nd, 2015|Lama Palden, Teacher interviews|

Lama Palden recorded a brief interview and a guided meditation as part of the Summer of Peace Summit 2015, a free online event featuring 70+ of the world’s top peacebuilders, social change agents, Indigenous elders, political leaders, scientists and spiritual mentors – all offering inspiration, skills training and practical solutions you can apply in your daily life, relationships, community and the world. For more information, please visit http://summerofpeace.net Listen to the interview and guided meditation

Journey to Tibet: The Heart of the Lineage

By |2018-08-22T16:01:30-07:00September 1st, 2014|Teacher interviews, Travel Stories|

Lama Döndrup shares photos and inspirations from her trip to Tibet. Editor's note: Lama Döndrup will present slides of her journey to Tibet at Sukhasiddhi Foundation on October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This is the first session of her weekly class, Pilgrimage and the Shangpa Masters. All are invited to attend. Lama Döndrup: This summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to go on pilgrimage to Tibet with

Preparing to Share the Dharma

By |2018-08-22T16:01:30-07:00August 31st, 2014|Programs, Teacher interviews|

Participants in the Community Dharma Leader's program share thoughts on what they've learned and where they're going Editor's Note (Jane Brunette): The Community Dharma Leaders program (CDL) just completed its year-long training. In it, Lama Palden and Lew Richmond teamed up to prepare a circle of practitioners to teach aspects of the Dharma in community settings. I spoke with Lew and with two of the trainees to get a feel for the program and how

Podcast – Mystical Positivist Radio Interview with Lama Palden

By |2018-08-22T16:01:30-07:00August 12th, 2014|Lama Palden, Teacher interviews|

On Saturday, August 2nd Lama Palden was interviewed by The Mystical Positivist, a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM.  The Mystical Positivist is  dedicated to the application of reason in the pursuit of spiritual practice and development. Its thesis is that rationality is in no way the antithesis of deep mystical experience, but, in fact, a necessary ally.  Stuart Goodnick is the show's host. In this interview, Lama Palden discusses her early formative experiences

The Impermanence of Each Moment

By |2018-08-22T16:01:30-07:00May 4th, 2014|Teacher interviews|

An Interview with Pat Berube Pat Berube, RN, directs Sukhasiddhi's Clear Light Institute. We asked her about how Buddhist teachings can help us to prepare for death and to assist others who are dying or seriously ill. How did you come to take on the role of director for Sukhasiddhi's Clear Light Institute? What is your vision for how the Institute can help individuals and healthcare practitioners? Pat Berube: Through my many years