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.

Upcoming Events


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Vajrayana Foundation Monthly Daily Puja Schedule

November 2015 

flags_004.jpgTHANKSGIVING RETREAT - November 27-29
Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche to teach and lead practice on Black Hayagriva

THANKSGIVING DAY - November 26 Puja and Dinner

Event Schedule

Ride Share





10 Days of Jinseks (Fire Pujas) for Completion of Drubdra

Read about the meaning of Pacifying Jinsek and share the

blessings by making offerings and dedications.













Our Second Annual Auction is Open Now Through November 29, 2015

Support our Mamaki ("All Things Water") Projects

Check it out!












Tulku Thadral Rinpoche: Pema Osel Ling
December 2015

tt2.JPG Extensive Biography 

Tulku Thadral Rinpoche will address the Ngondro Accumulation Group Sunday December 6 at Pema Osel Ling on The Dzogchen View and how to integrate it into Ngondro Practice from 10-11:30 AM. Everyone is welcome! 






Second Annual Vajrayana Foundation Auction

November 19-29


Please donate one of your treasures to support Pema Osel Ling!

Contact auction@vajrayana.org to arrange.

The Auction catalog will be posted soon!

All proceeds support the Mamaki ("All Things Water") projects.









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 Ngondo Accumulation Group at Pema Osel Ling        

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Next Meeting -  Sundays,  10AM to 1PM  at the Shrine Room

  • November 15th
  • December 6th

Contact Regina if interested in attending: 760 892-5260  OR  eMail: ngondro@vajrayana.org
Visit the new Dudjom Tersar Ngondro webpage for me info: www.dudjomtersarngondro.com
The About.me internet presence profile: https://about.me/DujdomTersarNgondro


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Nepal Earthquake - Message from Lama Sonam Rinpoche


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 Losar Greeting from Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche













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2014 Yearbook Report

Read all about our activities last year.


















Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Parinirvana


Lama Tharchin Rinpoche passed into Parinirvana on July 22, 2013

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


The Stupa for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Read more and make a donation to this project.















Become a Member

Support the Foundation through its membership program. Get 10% off retreats and at the Dharma Treasures gift shop.



Support the Foundation

You can provide any level of financial support you want to whichever project or program you'd like to sponsor. We have many "thank you" gifts available as a show of our gratitude for your help.



Make an offering

Make an offering for Tsok or butterlamps, for a specific date or dedication.



Make an offering

We thank you for your generous contributions.




Dharma Treasures Bookstore

Books, Thangkas, clothing, etc. You can also call (831) 761-6274 or email us.

Heart Teachings

Purchase DVDs and CDs of teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.