About us

The Vajrayana Foundation is a Tibetan Buddhist retreat and teaching center founded by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche. It is a Nyingma center in the Dudjom Tersar tradition. Also a non-profit organization, it was created by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche to establish the Buddha Dharma in the West. The main retreat center for the Vajrayana Foundation is Pema Osel Ling (Lotus Land of Clear Light), located in Santa Cruz, California.

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Vajrayana Foundation Monthly Puja Schedule 

Summer Retreat Schedule through June 24

 

DRUPCHEN SESSION SCHEDULE FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Siddhis and Fire Pujas Ending Session 3 AM to 10 AM (approximate ending time)

 Pond and Gate

 

Vajrayana Foundation Annual Summer Retreat with His Holiness Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche

 

June 1 through June 24, 2018

  • Dudjom Tersar Empowerments - June 5 to June 12
  • Namchak Putri Vajrakilaya Mendrup Drupchen  - June 13-22 SESSIONS JUNE 15 to 21 are 7:30 AM to 1 PM and 2:30 to 8:30 PM (approximate ending time); June 22 Siddhis and Fire Pujas times TBD
  • Collection of Seven Treasures Guru Rinpoche Tsok and our annual sacred dancing - June 23
  • Tenshuk (Long Life Ceremony) for H.H. Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche - June 24 (Details to follow)

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Namchak Putri Vajrakilaya Mendrup Drupchen

Registration now open. Retreat is Open but you MUST register to attend, and attend at least one full day.

There is no need to re-register for those who have already registered for Drupchen and Children's Retreat

Daily Schedule

 

 

Dudjom Tersar Empowerments and Oral Transmissions

Thank you for making this historic event such a success!

Sampa Lhundrupma Prayer Rinpoche recommended during the empowerments is available here through Dharma Treasures or download here for tablet.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Parinirvana and Dechö  

Tsedrub_Tharchin_Ngakpa_Text_touch_up_copy Lotus Lights 2017

 

 

Lotus Lights on the Ku-Dung Stupa for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche passed into Parinirvana on July 22, 2013. Rinpoche's Fifth Dechö will be July 27, 2018

Rinpoche asked Pema Dechen to give his Final Words of Advice (Shal Chem in Tibetan) after he passed:

 English PDF

 Tibetan PDF

 Original Tibetan Handwriting PDF

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Dharma Treasures Bookstore

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Heart Teachings

Purchase DVDs and CDs of teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.