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Lama Palden Drolma

The Resident Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation is Lama Palden Drolma, who completed the traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat under Kalu Rinpoche’s guidance in 1985. In 1986 she became one of the first Western women to be authorized as a lama in the Vajrayana tradition. In addition to Kalu Rinpoche, she has studied with many of the great Tibetan masters from all lineages.

Since 1986, Lama Palden’s teachings have translated Vajrayana Buddhist principles and practices in ways that make them accessible to Westerners. She has a deep interest in fostering psycho-spiritual awareness within daily life. She is a mother of two children.

Website: http://www.lamapalden.com


Workshops: Sukhasiddhi Foundation, founded in 1996 through the inspiration of His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, provides a vehicle for the teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism in the West, emphasizing the attainment of enlightenment through the Vajrayana's preliminary, development, and completion meditation practices. The Vajrayana and Mahamudra teachings at Sukhasiddhi are offered under the close guidance of Resident Lama Palden Drolma, and other visiting teachers.

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