"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Lama Palden Drolma

Lama Palden was authorized as a lama in 1986 by her root teacher, Khabje Kalu Rinpoche. She has been a student and practitioner of Buddhism for over 35 years, and of Comparative Mysticism for over 40 years. She is the founding teacher of Sukhasiddhi Foundation in Marin County, a Tibetan Buddhist center in the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. Lama Palden has a deep interest in helping to make the teachings and practices of Vajrayana Buddhism accessible and practical for Westerners. In 2009 she co-founded Zen Heart Vajra Heart with Lew Richmond, a Zen teacher and personal disciple of Suzuki Roshi's. She is also a co-founder of the Feminine Wisdom School due to her dedication to help actualize the deep feminine wisdom for individuals and for humanity as a whole. They are currently running a year-long pilot program entitled "Unfolding the Sacred Feminine." Also a licensed therapist, she is engaged in facilitating psycho-spiritual integration and development. She was a founder of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.

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