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 Puja Schedule  

August Daily Puja Schedule

Holy Days and Special Pujas

Sunday, August 25, 8 am - Dakini Day - Troma Trö-Chung

Friday, August 30, 8 am - New Moon - Buddha Puja

   

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Living a Spiritual Life: Advice on How to Meditate

Lama Sonam Rinpoche

Aug 17, 2019  ~ 2:00 PM Pacific Time
 
You are invited to a LIVESTREAM webcast from the Wisdom Center
 
You must register in advance for this webcast:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

 

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Sixth Dechö

August 15, 2019 - Video Streaming Available to view

Dorsem Lama Chopa 

 

We invite you to listen to Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's dharma talk in Seattle, April 17, 1993 - An Evening of Stories.

 

 

LTR Text 2

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngondro Program Schedule Link 

Livestream Webcasts Ngondro Teachings and Accumulation

  • August 17, 2-3:30 pm - Living a Spiritual Life: Advice on How to Meditate, with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche (Live streaming)

  • August 18, 11 am - 12:15 pm - Group Ngondro Accumulation (Live streaming) with Choying Wangmo (Regina)

 

 

Wisdom Center Santa Cruz Schedule Link

Monthly Teachings and empowerments with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche or special sessions with Vajrayana Foundation senior students

 

Next programs:

August 17, 2-3:30 pm

Living a Spiritual Life: Advice on How to Meditate, with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche (Live streaming available)

You are invited to a LIVESTREAM webcast from the Wisdom Center
 
You must register in advance for this webcast:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.
 

September 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

Tibetan Chod Healing Ceremony, with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin (Frederico Trancoso)

Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amala Red DD Stupa

In memory of Ama-la, 1922-2019

To make an offering to support the Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Completion Project click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are happy to share our 2018 Dharma activity book 

2018 Dharma Programs Cover    

 

 

 

 

 

Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Mandala - Time Now to Complete

Join us in this sacred endeavor!

Sponsor one of 120 stone stupas - Contact us for availability

Stupa mandala 3D Stone stupa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Parinirvana

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Lotus Lights on the Ku-Dung Stupa for 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:

 English PDF

 Tibetan PDF

 Original Tibetan Handwriting PDF

 

 

 

 

 

Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche's Parinirvana

July 5, 2018

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Here is a beautiful letter by Lama Sonam Rinpoche

 

Read the inspiring post by Kunzang Dechen Chodron

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

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Dharma Treasures Bookstore

Books, Thangkas, clothing, etc. You can also email us.

Heart Teachings

Purchase recordings of teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.