Programs and Offerings2020-05-26T10:19:52-07:00

Programs and Offerings

Sukhasiddhi offers a path from the beginning levels of learning to meditate to the most advanced of Tibetan Buddhist studies and practice. We invite you to explore and join our weekly meditation sessions, classes and events, retreats and deeper study programs. All are welcome.

Weekly Drop In Meditation Sessions

Classes and Workshops

Retreats and Empowerments

Deeper Studies

Weekly Drop In Meditation Sessions

Weekly meditation is a wonderful way to get to know Sukhasiddhi practices and teachers. Sukhasiddhi is offering weekly drop-in meditation sessions online,  including quiet meditation, Tibetan Yoga and meditation,  and a Tara meditation.  Each type of meditation supports calm abiding, wisdom and compassion in different ways. Everyone is welcome to join these sessions, no previous experience is needed. Sukhasiddhi teachers are offering these meditations free of charge, though donations are always welcome. Click on the link below for information on joining the meditation sessions.
    • Opening the Gate: Monday evenings, quiet meditation at 7pm, with Barbara Juniper

    • Tara Who Dispels Epidemics, Tuesday and Fridays at 8:15am, with Lama Dondrup

    • Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am, with Gitte Dobrer and Trinity Sipila

Classes and Workshops

Vajrayana Buddhism has an empowering and profound view of the true nature of reality, and many methods for deepening one’s understanding and realization of true nature. Sukhasiddhi classes offer teachings on Buddhist principles, topics, texts and views of reality and and the different  methods and practices which help to integrate the teachings.  Currently, three class series are being offered, which are open to all.
  • Sukhasiddhi Sundays All are invited to join Lama Döndrup for the six-week Sukhasiddhi Sunday series.  This Sukhasiddhi Sunday series is geared towards working directly with the challenges brought about by our current circumstances through healing meditation and wisdom teachings. the next Sukhasiddhi Sundays series will start in September, 2020.
  • Awake in the World:  Buddhist principles and practices are not just for the cushion. In this once a month class for two hours Saturday morning, Lama Pat or Lama Dondrup lead a discussion on how we can integrate the principles of Buddhism into everyday life.
  • Selections from Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva” In this four-session course the Rev. Susan Shannon introduces the tools for awakening Shantideva offers in the Buddhist classic The Bodhicharyavatara or The Way of the Bodhisattva, one of the most loved and referenced texts in Buddhism.

Sukhasiddhi Retreats and Empowerments

Sukhasiddhi offers residential, non-residential and online retreats for a more in-depth immersion in various practices and teachings. Retreats generally fall into two categories:  Mahamudra, which is the direct working with our minds and our difficult emotions to understand and experiencing of our true nature, and yidam practices (Vajrayana), in which we involve imagination, visualization, mantras and prayers to experience and become awakened mind itself. Click on the link below for information on upcoming retreats.
  • Pointing out the Dharmakaya and Reliquary Mahamudra, June 22-26, 2020. Join Lama Drupgyu and Lama Dondrup for this five-day online retreat.  This retreat goes deeply into Mahamudra, the direct working with our minds and difficult emotions in order to open to the open, true nature of reality.  Mahamudra is considered the highest level of Tibetan Buddhist teachings.
  • Medicine Buddha Empowerment,  June 22, 2020 at 9am.  Lama Palden will be offering the powerful Medicine Buddha empowerment online.
Retreats and Empowerments

Classes and Retreats

Sukhasiddhi offers weekly drop-in and series classes for those who would like to increase their meditation practice and study different buddhist teachings and practices.  Many of these are offered online as well as in person.

Sukhasiddhi offers residential and non-residential retreats for a more in-depth immersion in various practices and teachings. Retreats generally fall into two categories:  Mahamudra, which is the direct working with our minds and our difficult emotions to understand and experiencing of our true nature, and yidam practices (Vajrayana), in which we involve imagination, visualization, mantras and prayers to experience and become awakened mind itself.

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Retreat Calendar

Study and Practice Programs

Sukhasiddhi Foundation offers an extraordinary set of programs for those interested in a structured, in-depth approach to the Tibetan Buddhist teachings.  Together, these four sequential Vajrayana Buddhist programs encompass the essence of the practice curriculum of the traditional three-year three-month retreat that is the training ground for lamas and rinpoches. The programs proceed step by step through an extraordinary set of practices that when engaged in with sincerity and with appropriate transmissions and guidance, liberate one’s ignorance of the nature of reality, as well as the habitual patterns and conditioning that have arisen based on ignorance, bringing us to directly experience and abide in the true nature of ourselves and all that is. Throughout this process of transformation, we learn to increasingly rest in and “enjoy the view” of our direct experience. We begin to differentiate illusions from genuine reality, constructions from truth. We invite you to consider joining the appropriate program for your level of practice.

The Dharma Program

This is an ongoing program covering the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy, and an intro to Vajrayana. Participants move through the curriculum at their own pace. Completion of the program is when all prerequisites have been completed.

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The Bodhi Program

This program covers Buddhist philosophy in more depth, and  focuses on the four Ngondro foundational practices. The program is offered in one year modules, and completion of the Ngondro practices generally requires three years.

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The Shangpa Program

For meditators who want to continue to learn and engage with the advanced training and meditations on the Five Golden Dharmas, the fruit of the Shangpa lineage from the two enlightened female masters of the 11th century, Niguma and Sukhasiddhi.

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The Lineage Program

This program is for the most dedicated practitioners, who have completed the Shangpa program and want to continue learning new practices until completion of the entire cycle of the Shangpa teachings and practices.

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Deeper Study Programs

Sukhasiddhi offers an ongoing series of progressive programs which provide the opportunity to study and learn Tibetan Buddhist practices and teachings within a supportive cohort of fellow students. These programs cover the full range of teachings and practices normally only available through the traditional three-year intensive retreat. Upon completing the most advanced level of training, students may continue onto community dharma leader or teacher training if invited to do so by Lama Palden. There are 4 different programs currently available. Check our calendar for times and dates.

The Dharma Program

This is an ongoing program of the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy, and an introduction to Vajrayana practice. Dharma Training Program participants move through the curriculum at their own pace. Completion of the program occurs when all prerequisites have been completed.

Program Details

The Bodhi Program

This program covers Buddhist philosophy in more depth, and  focuses on the four Ngondro foundational practices. The program is offered in one year modules, and completion of the Ngondro practices generally requires three years.

Program Details

The Shangpa Program

For meditators who want to continue to learn and engage with the advanced training and meditations on the Five Golden Dharmas, the fruit of the Shangpa lineage from the two enlightened female masters of the 11th century, Niguma and Sukhasiddhi.

Program Details

The Lineage Program

This program is for the most dedicated practitioners, who have completed the Shangpa program and want to continue learning new practices until completion of the entire cycle of the Shangpa teachings and practices.

Program Details

“In being loving and affectionate towards others, you can discover affection and kindness towards yourself.”
– Lama Palden

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