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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As part of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Dechö ceremonies, we encourage you to watch Rinpoche teach on the Maha Guru prayer, the bittersweet song Yeshe Tsogyal sang as Guru Rinpoche prepared to leave Tibet. In this four hour intimate teaching Rinpoche relates the incredible meaning and intention that lies behind this prayer. Download the text. Video from Heart Teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.
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:
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