Do you sometimes feel that something is holding you back... from living your life with fullness... from fully embodying the empowering and nurturing qualities — and polarities — inherent in being a woman?
Maybe you feel you’re living a life you didn’t choose, a narrative that’s been imposed upon you...
Or, perhaps, you sense you’re in need of a growth spurt — personally or spiritually.
As women, we can feel a constant inner pull — torn between being the person we were raised to be, who society tries to mold us into, and the fully awakened, authentic being that wants to emerge.
This pure nature of our being can also be muddied by cultural conditioning and jumbled about by the turbulence of current world affairs — men and women at odds, and the masculine and feminine within us struggling to find balance, too.
Revered by Tibetans as the most beloved of all female awakened beings, this fully enlightened deity is known as the Savioress... the one who “ferries beings across the ocean of samsara.”
She’s renowned for her swift and compassionate manner, inseparable from the absolute true nature, and personifies the full spectrum of the sacred feminine... She is both peaceful and wrathful, beautiful and powerful. She is the actuality of wisdom and sensuality, compassionate and sexual, pure in nature, yet fully manifest.
In Western culture, where we lack female archetypes that embody the complete range of our potential qualities, Tara provides a mirror, a reflection of our pure being — free of the narratives that may be controlling our lives, and manifest of the sacred feminine in its entirety...
Opening to Tara’s potent energies can awaken her peacefulness, wisdom, fierce clarity, compassion, and healing powers already within us... empowering and liberating us to step beyond duality and settle into the fullness of ourselves and our lives.
During this transformative hour with Lama Palden Drolma, one of the first Western women to be authorized as a Lama, you are invited to discover the healing blessing of Tara and receive a transmission of the sacred feminine.
During this enlightening hour with Lama Palden, you’ll discover that Tara is really no different than us — as she is already manifest within us. When we give her our heartfelt devotion, she can help us open to the full spectrum of sacred feminine qualities within and step into our own empowerment, allowing her to help us actualize who we truly are.
Lama Palden was authorized as a lama in 1986, by her root teacher, Kalu Rinpoche, following her completion of the traditional Tibetan three year, three month retreat.
She has been a student and practitioner of Buddhism and of Comparative Mysticism for over 40 years. She is known for her gift in helping her students actualize their innate wisdom and joy, and committed to supporting the balance between her students’ inner and outer lives, and to their individuation process.
The Healing Blessing of Tara will introduce you to the awakened feminine fully realized — a presence and way of being that is in all women, and that this sacred deity mirrors for us through her transcendence of duality, revealing a powerful path to a liberating self-awareness and awakening.
Lama Palden extends a depth of wisdom only possible through authentic lineage holders. Most importantly, she truly embodies Tara’s boundless compassion in a world desperately in need of true feminine grace.
— Miranda Macpherson, Author of The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation
Lama Palden Drolma teaches Tara from the depths of profound realization and her unique experience as one of the first women to become a Lama in the West. Her transmission of the living embodiment of Tara opened my heart and changed my life.
— James Coleman, PhD, Author of The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation
After many years of Buddhist meditation, I was fortunate to receive Tara practice and teachings from Lama Palden. Learning to connect, in devotion, with Tara’s enlightened mind and boundless love was like receiving a key to an inner door I had longed to open. Now, years latter, Tara supports me each day from within. Lama Palden’s crystal clear, wise, and caring teaching style brings the blessings of her great master teachers and lineage alive in our practice.
— Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Buddhist teacher
Truly one of the greatest gifts I have ever received is the Tibetan Buddhist teachings of Tara from Lama Palden. She may look like a regular person, but Lama Palden is actually a living dakini who transmits the teachings of Tara in a deeply personal way that connects us to an unfathomable network of support, rewiring our systems at a whole new level.
— Robin Winn, MFT
Lama Palden opened the door to the blessings and wisdom of Tara. Her guidance has helped me immensely. I will always be grateful.
— Rick Halsted, LAc
Lama Palden Drolma is the founder and Senior Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation. One of the few female Buddhist lamas in the world, her forthcoming book, Love On Every Breath, shares with modern readers a 1,000-year-old meditation that opens the heart and transforms suffering into love and healing. She completed the Tibetan Buddhist 3-year retreat in the Shangpa and Kagyu lineages under the previous Kalu Rinpoche’s guidance in 1985. In 1986 she became one of the first women to be authorized as a lama in the Buddhist tradition. In addition to Kalu Rinpoche, she has studied with many of the great Tibetan masters from all lineages.
With gratitude to her gurus, and love for people, Lama Palden transmits, trains, and mentors students, passing on the profound and precious meditations and teachings that enable one to completely awaken. She focuses on translating Tibetan Buddhist principles and practices in ways that make them accessible to Westerners. Lama Palden was profiled in Shambhala Sun magazine as one of the women “changing the face of Buddhism.”
Lama Palden’s background is in comparative mysticism and psychology. As a licensed psychotherapist she’s done groundbreaking work in the intersection of the spiritual and psychological aspects of our humanity. She’s deeply committed, as was her root guru, Khabje Kalu Rinpoche, to ecumenicalism and interspirituality.