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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 WISDOM CENTER PROGRAM FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.

Amala Red DD Stupa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In memory of Ama-la, 1922-2019

For details of memorial pujas click here.

  

 

Vajrayana Foundation Monthly Puja Schedule 

February Daily Puja Schedule (Revised 2/11/19)

Holy Days and Special Pujas

February 12 - Cremation Ceremony for Ama-la Pema Chhuing - Dorsem Lama Chopa, at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 9 am

February 13 - Medicine Budha Day, Orgyen Menlha, 8 am

February 14 - Shitro Puja for Ama-la Pema Chhuing, 9 am (all day)

February 15 - Guru Rinpoche Day, Tsokye T'huk T'hik, 7 pm

February 19 - Full Moon and Chotrul Duchen, Buddha Puja, 7 pm

February 21 - Shitro Puja for Ama-la Pema Chhuing, 9 am (all day)

February 28 - Shitro Puja for Ama-la Pema Chhuing, 9 am (all day)

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF THE EARTH PIG!

 Year of the Earth Pig EM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Artwork by E. Mideke 

 

We are happy to share our 2018 Dharma activity book 

2018 Dharma Programs Cover  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngondro Program Schedule

February 11 @ 5pm PST Monthly Webcast Ngondro Teaching with Lama Sonam Rinpoche

February 23 @ 11am PST  Webcast Group Ngondro Accumulation
 
MARCH 2 @ 1pm PST Monthly Webcast Ngondro Teaching with Lama Sonam Rinpoche  OPEN TO ALL, A teaching on "advice on what to do for contradictory instructions from different teachers" 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/37c210d80810c786cde7dc3c8da9331e 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

March 11 @ 5:30 pm PST Webcast Group Ngondro Accumulation

 

 

Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz

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

 

Next program: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER  - Wednesday, February 13, 6:00 - 8:30 pm 

Tibetan Healing Ceremony Chod 
with Frederico Trancoso

 

 

 

 

 Joyful Lotus Stupa Mandala - Time Now to Complete

Join us in this sacred endeavor!

Stupa mandala 3D Stone stupa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Parinirvana

Tsedrub_Tharchin_Ngakpa_Text_touch_up_copy Lotus Lights 2017

 

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

Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche BW

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.