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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Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's Decho (parinirvana anniversary): Dec 21-23
Dorsem Lama Chopa (The Lama in the form of Buddha Vajrasattva) Practice

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Sponsor the publication of the Vajrasattva text

The Chariot of Great Merit

 

 

 

 

2014 Yearbook Report

Read all about our activities this year.

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Online auction to benefit our stupa-related projects

Now Closed---A great success, thanks to you!

We raised over $20,000 and want to thank everyone who

donated and bid for more than 150 items since August 2014.

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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Parinirvana

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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.

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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

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

 

 

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We thank you for your generous contributions.

 

 

 

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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.