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



ROAD UPDATE: Eureka Canyon Road from the Corralitos Market is OPEN, but drive carefully.

The road over Summit and Highland Way, including Eureka Canyon Road above Pema Osel Ling, is under construction and is scheduled to be closed between 8:30 AM and noon and 1 to 4 PM weekdays through April 26. If you come this way, please drive carefully and expect significant delays.

(Updated April 20, 2017)

 

 

LSR_RiwoSangChod.JPGRiwo Sang Chod (Smoke Offering) Puja at Platforms Beach in Aptos, April 22 at 10 AM

Please join us for an Earth Day celebration at the beach this Saturday. Click here for directions. Everyone is welcome to bring incense and/or a tsok offering to share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ShrineRoomGRthrone2_1_.jpgPlease join us for our annual Summer Retreat (Registration will reopen soon!)

June 1-10 Wrathful Black Hayagriva, with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

June 2-4 Oral Transmission for Longchenpa's Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning, with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

June 11-15 Troma Ngondro Teachings and Practice, with Sangye Khandro

June 16-20 Troma Trekchod Teachings and Intermediate Length Troma Sadhana Practice, with Sangye Khandro

June 22-23 Shitro Nagso (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) with Ney Dren, Ceremony to Liberate Dead Beings

June 25-July 3 Collection of Seven Treasures Guru Rinpoche Drupchen and Children's Retreat

July 3 Dance Day

 

 

 

 

 

Read HH Dudjom Yangsi Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche's inspiring letter to the Pema Osel Ling sangha about our Gutor Losar Vajrakilaya Retreat and the special Dharma Protector practice we did.

 

 

 

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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

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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.