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 Events Schedule  

 

Monthly Puja Schedule

December Daily Puja Schedule

Holy Days and Special Pujas

December 21: Saturday, Dakini Day - Khandro T'huk T'hik Puja - 7:00 pm

December 26: Thursday, New Moon - Buddha Puja - 7:00 pm

December 28: Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s eight Dechö - 10:00 am

December 28: Trekcho Retreat (Restricted) Dec. 28th - Jan. 5th

  

 

 

Pond and wang tents 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Launched Our 2019 Year End Campaign on Lha Bab Duchen

Your Year-End Gift will preserve Pema Osel Ling as a place of refuge - now and for future generations!

 

 

 

 

 

           

Ngondro Program Schedule

 

  • December 15th @ 11:00 AM Pacific

Live stream webcast Group Ngondro Accumulation with Choying Wangmo

 

Wisdom Center Santa Cruz Schedule

Monthly Dharma Activities on the first Wednesday of the month in Downtown Santa Cruz with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche, Tulku Thadral Rinpoche (yearly guest appearance) and Drubpon Pema Rigdzin with translator Cy Kassoff translator
 
 
NEXT EVENT:
FEBRUARY 5TH

Drubpon Pema Rigdzin will lead a Concise Vajrakilaya Mantra Practice and give an explanation about the wrathful deity Vajrakilaya. One of the most powerful practices for removing obstacles, Vajrakilaya practice is traditionally done at the end of the year in Tibet, for cleansing and pacifying all the accumulated negativities and obstacles at the end of the year, making way for the new year afresh. 

A Vajrakilaya Gutor ritual, is an elaborate retreat and final purification ceremony at the end of the year will be offered at Pema Osel Ling’s  Annual Gutor-Losar Vajrakilaya Retreat 2020 — February 15-24, 2020 with the final burning of the Gutor Torma to which the public is invited. www.vajrayana.org

 

 

 In memory of Ama-la, 1922-2019

Amala Red DD Stupa

To make an offering to support the Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Completion Project in Ama-la's name click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are happy to share our 2018 Dharma activity book 

2018 Dharma Programs Cover   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Mandala - 
Time Now to Complete

Join us in this sacred endeavor!

Sponsor one of 120 stone stupas - Contact us for availability

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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Dharma Treasures Bookstore

Books, Thangkas, clothing, etc. You can also email us.

Heart Teachings

Purchase recordings of teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.