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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

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

 

 

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Join us the weekend of October 28-29, 2017 for Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche teaching on Dream Yoga.

There are important phases in our lives: the waking state, meditating, dreaming, dying, and the after-death experience. During this weekend retreat, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will elucidate the dream state. He will teach us how to recognize a dream as a dream, how to transform the dream, and how to continue to abide in naturally present luminosity. Rinpoche will also explain how to transition from dreaming to daytime experience. Rinpoche will guide us in Dream Yoga meditation and Pristine Mind meditation throughout the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Parinirvana and Dechö  

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Lotus Lights on the Ku-Dung Stupa for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, during his Fourth Dechö (Parinirvana anniversary), August 5-7, 2017.

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 Ku-Dung Stupa for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

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