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Please join us for a day of spiritual sustenance at the Marin Interfaith Council retreat led by Lama Palden and Rabbi Paul Steinberg.

Through discussion, study and meditation, Lama Palden and Rabbi Steinberg will address issues of spiritual growth and integration amidst the growing challenges of the world we live in. With plenty of opportunity for interaction, they will offer practices and tools to open our hearts, gaining spiritual nourishment and facilitating integration.

Retreat Leaders:

Lama Palden Drolma is one of the first Western women authorized as a lama, following her three-year traditional Tibetan retreat completion in 1986. After this she began to teach, completed a masters degree, and became licensed as a psychotherapist in California. In 1997 Lama Palden founded Sukhasiddhi Foundation in Marin County, California in order to allow the river of blessing of her guru Kalu Rinpoche’s teachings to continue to flow to benefit beings. Sukhasiddhi, named after an 1th century awakened woman who was a primary teacher in one of her lineages, has provided in depth training in meditation and philosophy to interested people. She has also taught extensively in other Buddhist centers and various contexts.

Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and nationally recognized transformative educator. Rabbi Steinberg previously served as a principal of a Jewish day school in Dallas, Texas, the Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, and the Community Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles. While in these positions, he simultaneously served on local and national boards, as well as taught Jewish philosophy in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University. Rabbi Steinberg himself holds two Bachelors degrees, three post-graduate degrees, and is currently completing his doctorate in education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has published many articles on Jewish thought and education, as well as six books including Study Guide to Jewish Ethics; Recovery, The 12 Steps; Jewish Spirituality: Reclaiming Hope, Courage and Wholeness; and the three-volume series Celebrating the Jewish Year, which earned the National Jewish Book Award. His most recent book, Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach, represents an accessible approach to dealing with the challenges of the day through Jewish spiritual ideals and practice. Rabbi Steinberg is a native of Tucson, Arizona and is the father of three daughters: Rina, Nili, and Liora.

Cost and Registration:

Cost: Sliding fee scale $80 – $60 (includes box lunch from Nelly’s catering in San Rafael – lunch choice made at the time of registration). We have a few partial scholarships available upon request.

Please click here to register by August 13 for catering purposes. You must register in advance; there will be no sign ups at the door.

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Thank you for your support of the Marin Interfaith Council and its programs. Please call the Marin Interfaith Council at 415-456-6957 if you have questions or if you wish to pay by credit card over the phone.




August 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sukhasiddhi Foundation
771 Center Blvd.
Fairfax, CA 94930 United States