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

February 2016


Sponsor prayer flags and other Gutor/Losar activities











Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche's Parinirvana

Letter from Yangsi Dudjom Rinpoche Sangye Pema Zhepa

Letter from Letter from Lama Sonam Rinpoche





















HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche's Parinirvana 









Prayers and Practices





2015 Year-End Giving

Your year end tax-deductible donation will help ensure that Pema Osel Ling continues to thrive as a place where you and others can be immersed in the blessings of the Buddha Dharma.







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 Ngondo Accumulation Group at Pema Osel Ling        

       ~  Open to everyone

Next Meeting, Sunday Feb 20--- 10AM to 1PM  at the Shrine Room

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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 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.