At the end of 2020, six board members who have devoted themselves to the well-being and development of Sukhasiddhi for many years will step down from their posts and we will welcome four new members to the Board of Directors. This transition has provided the Board and Executive Leadership Team an opportunity to reflect on Sukhasiddhi Foundation’s history, to gain clarity about our organization’s structure and functionality, and to clarify our vision. “While we will
What drew you to Sukhasiddhi? I’ve been aware of Sukhasiddhi since it first started. Lama Palden Drolma, known as Caroline in 1982, was one of the first people I met when I moved to California. I had taken refuge and received some intimate teachings from Kalu Rinpoche, so we had that in common. After she came back from three-year retreat, she and two fellow retreatants visited me in my Lagunitas home. They were fresh out
As the latest cases and deaths from Covid-19 filled the news, it has been impossible to not think about death. The virus has brought major changes to how we live our lives. Those who have lost loved ones and the medical personnel caring for the sick are having a particularly stressful time. Our emotional, spiritual and cultural distance from death has been narrowed. Our denial and avoidance in talking about and facing death has been
In Lama Palden’s first sangha-wide meeting since her move to Portugal, she shared her thoughts on how profoundly our Dharma practice can serve during current times.
Two practitioners in the Dharma Training Program talk about the benefits of structured Buddhist training in these challenging times.
An interview with Joanne Molyneaux After more than 22 years of loving and dedicated service to Sukhasiddhi and its students, Joanne Molyneaux is retiring from her role as Executive Director. Jane Brunette spoke with Joanne about her time as a key leader at Sukhasiddhi, and what she sees for herself going forward. Tell me a little about your relationship to Sukhasiddhi and what you’ve seen unfold over the 20-plus years you’ve been so deeply involved.