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 

April Daily Puja Schedule

Holy Days and Special Pujas

April 19 - Full Moon - Buddha Puja 6:30 pm

April 29 - Dakini Day - Khandro T'huk T'hik, 7 pm

 

 

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2019 Annual Ngondro Retreat

Live Streaming! Connect here.

April 13-14 Weekend Teachings on Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's

A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, with Sam Bercholz

April 15-21 Teachings and Guided Practice of the Dudjom Tersar Preliminary Practices

with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche, Amy Green and Frederico Trancoso 

 
 
 

 

Amala Red DD Stupa

In memory of Ama-la, 1922-2019

To make an offering to support the Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Completion Project click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are happy to share our 2018 Dharma activity book 

2018 Dharma Programs Cover  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngondro Program Schedule

April 13-21, 2019 - Annual Ngondro Retreat

 

Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz

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

Next program: May 10th, 6:30-8:00 pm

START WHERE YOU ARE:
Finding your way on the spiritual path
with Drupon Frederico Trancoso
 
$10 No one will be turned away for lack of funds
 

 

 

 

 

 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

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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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Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.