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Sukhasiddhi Sundays

Join us Sunday mornings for a community time of Buddhist practices and teachings, shared in an accessible and approachable way for Westerners.

Join Us

Sukhasiddhi Sundays

Join us Sunday mornings for a community time of Buddhist practices and teachings, shared in an accessible and approachable way for Westerners.

Join Us

Our new Sunday series is an opportunity for both new and experienced practitioners to come together in community. Each Sunday we will offer three segments that offer principles of Buddhist teaching in a down-to-earth and accessible way. 

 

Lama Döndrup will guide you through the teachings in an order that makes sense, explaining how each practice is built and why its done. Her style of teaching will help you feel confident in your own understanding of ceremonies and teachings and support the natural unfolding of your innate wisdom.

 

We invite you to join us as we come together as equals, in our inclusive community, to practice and learn together.

Join Us

Our new Sunday series is an opportunity for both new and experienced practitioners to come together in community. Each Sunday we will offer three segments that offer principles of Buddhist teaching in a down-to-earth and accessible way. 

Lama Döndrup will guide you through the teachings in an order that makes sense, explaining how each practice is built and why its done. Her style of teaching will help you feel confident in your own understanding of ceremonies and teachings and support the natural unfolding of your innate wisdom.

We invite you to join us as we come together as equals, in our inclusive community, to practice and learn together.

Join Us

Each Sunday is offered in three segments—choose the segments that speak to your level of experience:

 

 

Segment 1: Green Tara Practice

In Segment 1, we will develop and nurture our relationship with the embodiment of compassion through a simple and direct Green Tara meditation practice. Green Tara, is the enlightened feminine embodiment of the awakened quality of compassion and she is committed to instantly come to the aid of any being in need. We engage in Tara practice to actively call on her to pacify our fear and the fear of all beings, and to protect us and all beings from danger. In doing so, we also cultivate these compassionate qualities in ourselves which are innate to each one of us, but are often obscured. The direct and uncomplicated form of Green Tara practice that Lama Döndrup will be leading is easily accessible for those new to Vajrayana/Tibetan practice. For experienced practitioners this practice is an ideal opportunity to enhance and deepen your relationship with this female manifestation of compassion.

 

 

Segment 2: Five Wisdoms: Working with Difficult Emotions

In Segment 2, Lama Döndrup will lead an exploration of the fundamental premise of Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism which teaches each of us that we are primordially pure and that we innately possess all the wisdom and compassion of an awakened being. Because we do not yet recognize this, we experience the energy of these awakened qualities in an obscured way. Rather than experiencing wisdom, we experience difficult emotions as we are tossed about by the challenges in our life. The teaching of the Five Wisdoms is a way for us to understand our potential and recognize the wisdom that lies dormant within each emotion. We learn that when we liberate the contracted energy of emotions we experience boundless clarity, spaciousness, equanimity, discernment, and capacity to act. This segment is accessible to both new and experienced practitioners.

 

 

Segment 3: Chöd Ritual

The third segment is a ritual designed for seasoned practitioners. For this series, the puja will be a Chöd practice. Machig Labrdrön’s Chöd practice is a radical method that cultivates fearlessness and compassion while cutting through ego-fixation and severing false concepts about the world of appearances. The profound and beautiful Chöd practice uses chanting, visualization, and music to welcome difficult mind states and harmful forces that ordinarily give rise to fear and reactivity. We make offerings which nourish and satisfy them, and in the process we come to see the equality of all phenomena and our indestructible true nature.

Each Sunday is offered in three segments—choose the segments that speak to your level of experience:

Segment 1: Green Tara Practice

In Segment 1, we will develop and nurture our relationship with the embodiment of compassion through a simple and direct Green Tara meditation practice. Green Tara, is the enlightened feminine embodiment of the awakened quality of compassion and she is committed to instantly come to the aid of any being in need. We engage in Tara practice to actively call on her to pacify our fear and the fear of all beings, and to protect us and all beings from danger. In doing so, we also cultivate these compassionate qualities in ourselves which are innate to each one of us, but are often obscured. The direct and uncomplicated form of Green Tara practice that Lama Döndrup will be leading is easily accessible for those new to Vajrayana/Tibetan practice. For experienced practitioners this practice is an ideal opportunity to enhance and deepen your relationship with this female manifestation of compassion.

Segment 2: Five Wisdoms: Working with Difficult Emotions

In Segment 2, Lama Döndrup will lead an exploration of the fundamental premise of Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism which teaches each of us that we are primordially pure and that we innately possess all the wisdom and compassion of an awakened being. Because we do not yet recognize this, we experience the energy of these awakened qualities in an obscured way. Rather than experiencing wisdom, we experience difficult emotions as we are tossed about by the challenges in our life. The teaching of the Five Wisdoms is a way for us to understand our potential and recognize the wisdom that lies dormant within each emotion. We learn that when we liberate the contracted energy of emotions we experience boundless clarity, spaciousness, equanimity, discernment, and capacity to act. This segment is accessible to both new and experienced practitioners.

Segment 3: Chöd Ritual

The third segment is a ritual designed for seasoned practitioners. For this series, the puja will be a Chöd practice. Machig Labrdrön’s Chöd practice is a radical method that cultivates fearlessness and compassion while cutting through ego-fixation and severing false concepts about the world of appearances. The profound and beautiful Chöd practice uses chanting, visualization, and music to welcome difficult mind states and harmful forces that ordinarily give rise to fear and reactivity. We make offerings which nourish and satisfy them, and in the process we come to see the equality of all phenomena and our indestructible true nature.

Join Us:

Join us Sundays from January 19 to February 23, 2020,
from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm.

Participate in the segments that speak to your level of experience:

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Green Tara Practice (all practitioners)

  • 10:15 am – 11:30 am: Five Wisdoms: Working with Difficult Emotions (all practitioners)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Chöd Ritual (experienced practitioners)

You may participate in the full series or drop-in on days you are able.

We are located in Marin County at 771 Center Blvd, Fairfax, CA.

Register Now

Join Us:

Join us Sundays from January 19 to March 1, 2020,
from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm.

Participate in the segments that speak to your level of experience:

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Green Tara Practice (all practitioners)

10:15 am – 11:30 am: Five Wisdoms: Working with Difficult Emotions (all practitioners)

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Chöd Ritual (experienced practitioners)

You may participate in the full series or drop-in on days you are able.

We are located in Marin County at 771 Center Blvd, Fairfax, CA.

Register Now

The Hosting Community:

Sukhasiddhi Foundation is a home for Tibetan Buddhism in the West. We offer a range of meditation, classes, retreats, and study programs for people at all levels. Our emphasis is on the cultivation of both wisdom and love. We are a community of mutual respect, loving kindness, and joy.

The Hosting Community:

Sukhasiddhi Foundation is a home for Tibetan Buddhism in the West. We offer a range of meditation, classes, retreats, and study programs for people at all levels. Our emphasis is on the cultivation of both wisdom and love. We are a community of mutual respect, loving kindness, and joy.

Sign up for our email list for upcoming events, classes, retreats and community offerings. 

Sign up for our email list for upcoming events, classes, retreats and community offerings.