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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Vajrayana Foundation Monthly Puja Schedule 

July Schedule

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Parinirvana and Dechö  

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Lotus Lights on the Ku-Dung Stupa for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

 

 

Rinpoche's Fifth Dechö will be July 27, 2018: Dorsem Lama Chöpa practice, with teachings by H.H. Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche.

Please click here for details and to make offerings.

Registration is now open. Cost for the full day is $10 (no charge for the practice sessions or teachings by H.H. Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche, but lunch is included).

 

 

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

 

 

  

 

 

 

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