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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Online auction to benefit the sacred texts library at Pema Osel Ling Shrine

 July 31 - August 20  Read more and bid online

 

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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.