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 

November Daily Schedule (Revised Nov. 12)

 

Ngondro Program Schedule

“Q&A ABOUT YOUR NGONDRO PRACTICE” NOVEMBER 14th @ 5:30pm PST
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche
Group Ngondro Accumulation Session NOVEMBER 18th @ 2pm PST
 
Open to local sangha and program participants - More Information

 

Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz

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

Next program: November 16th 6:30 PM

Healing with Tibetan Medicine
Frederico Trancoso

 

Lama Sonam Rinpoche Teaching December 16

Sa Tsa Creation & Consecration, a rare opportunity to prepare for the end of life

December 16 - 10 AM all day

 

 

Auction 2018 Promo 

Annual Auction---Coming Soon!

Please contribute an item to support Pema Osel Ling.

November 17-26, 2018

Please contact auction@vajrayana.org with your item to donate.

 

 

 

 

 

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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Dharma Treasures Bookstore

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Heart Teachings

Purchase DVDs and CDs of teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.