Sukhasiddhi Sundays2020-04-03T17:28:43-07:00

Sukhasiddhi Sundays

Join us Sunday mornings April 26 to May 31, 2020 for an online community time of Buddhist practices and teachings, shared in an accessible and approachable way for Westerners.

Join Us

Sukhasiddhi Sundays

Join us online Sunday mornings April 26 to May 31, 2020 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 beginning April 26, 2020 as we come together as equals, in our inclusive online 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 beginning April 26, 2020 as we come together as equals, in our inclusive online 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: Tara Who Dispels Epidemics

In the first of three segments, Lama Döndrup will teach and lead the powerful healing practice of Tara Who Dispels Epidemics (Jetsun Drolma Ritö Loma Gyönma). Tara Who Dispels Epidemics is one the 21 forms of Tara. She protects from contagious diseases, pandemics and fevers by destroying them and bringing ease, health, and well-being. In this practice, we call upon Tara to enact her activity of dispelling epidemics through visualization and chanting of her mantra. The direct and uncomplicated form of 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 two, Lama Döndrup will continue 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.

 

 

Segment 3: Medicine Buddha Practice

In this third segment, Lama Döndrup will lead the Medicine Buddha practice. Upon enlightenment, Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla) made 12 vows. One of these vows was the vow to heal those who are experiencing illness, particularly illnesses for which there is no known cure. This practice helps us to uncover and access our innate capacity to heal and it also is effective in purifying karma before and after death. It is an excellent practice for working with the current health crisis that we as human beings are experiencing as a global community. It provides an avenue for being of benefit to oneself and others at a time when circumstances seem beyond our control. To participate in this segment, participants must have had the Medicine Buddha teaching, which is being given online on the weekend of April 18-19, 2020, and will be available by recording.

Medicine Buddha Retreat Information

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

Segment 1: Tara Who Dispels Epidemics

In the first of three segments, Lama Döndrup will teach and lead the powerful healing practice of Tara Who Dispels Epidemics (Jetsun Drolma Ritö Loma Gyönma). Tara Who Dispels Epidemics is one the 21 forms of Tara. She protects from contagious diseases, pandemics and fevers by destroying them and bringing ease, health, and well-being. In this practice, we call upon Tara to enact her activity of dispelling epidemics through visualization and chanting of her mantra. The direct and uncomplicated form of 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.

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Segment 2: Five Wisdoms: Working with Difficult Emotions

In segment two, Lama Döndrup will continue 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.

Segment 3: Medicine Buddha Practice

n this third segment, Lama Döndrup will lead the Medicine Buddha practice. Upon enlightenment, Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla) made 12 vows. One of these vows was the vow to heal those who are experiencing illness, particularly illnesses for which there is no known cure. This practice helps us to uncover and access our innate capacity to heal and it also is effective in purifying karma before and after death. It is an excellent practice for working with the current health crisis that we as human beings are experiencing as a global community. It provides an avenue for being of benefit to oneself and others at a time when circumstances seem beyond our control. To participate in this segment, participants must have had the Medicine Buddha teaching, which is being given online on the weekend of April 18-19, 2020, and will be available by recording. Click here for information on the retreat.

Join Us:

Join us online Sundays from April 26 to May 31 2020,
from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm on Zoom.

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

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Tara Who Dispels Epidemics (all practitioners)

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

  • 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Medicine Buddha Practice (teaching required)

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

Cost of the series is a sliding scale from $0 to $225

Register Now

Join Us:

Join us online Sundays from April 26 to May 31 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: Tara Who Dispels Epidemics (all practitioners)

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

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Medicine Buddha Practice (teaching required)

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

Cost of the series is a sliding scale from $0 to $225

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.

During the coronavirus period, while our center is closed, all of our classes and events are offered online, through Zoom or Facebook.

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.