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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Monthly Puja Streaming & Upcoming Events: 


Click Here for Daily Puja Streaming Links


Daily Puja Schedule September 2023


Daily Puja Schedule October 2023


Click Here for the Ngondro Program Schedule and here for Links to Monthly Teachings


Make Offerings for the teachers, or for Tsok, Butter Lamps or general support - Names of donors and loved ones will be read daily at tsok 






Tulku Thadral Rinpoche shrine room

New Series for our Monthly Ngondro Teachings:


Troma Ngakmo Ngondro Teachings

with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche


October 4, 2023 at 5pm

Livestream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6HPgefQwI


This will be the first in a series of teachings that Tulku Thadral Rinpoche will be giving on the Troma Ngakmo Ngondro. The teaching will include the Lung for this practice.


Live streaming every month of the Troma series will be free for everyone.

Access to the recorded teachings each month will be free for Ngondro Program members.

There will be a fee for others to access the recorded teachings (link available soon).



Ngondro program activities are free and open to all during the month of October:


Questions and Answers with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche


October 7th at 11am

Please bring your Ngondro Questions!

Q&A Registration Required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcu2qrD8rH9f2cOHTZPkASZIpemjC2QwS#/registration



Dudjom Tersar Accumulation Session with Choying Wangmo


October 20th at 9am

Practice the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro in a group setting

Accumulation Session Registration Required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcuiqqjIrG9T7bXNdFjeSFHaAlO9vZhIG#/registration




Five Taras and Four Lamas

Five Taras and Great Arhat Mandala Project 

Tara Statues installed May 10th













We Hope You Enjoy Our 2022 Pema Osel Ling Yearbook


Pema Osel Ling 2022 Yearbook Cover 


















Swift Rebirth Prayers for H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa


Dudjom Yangsi Passing Letter English 































Sangha Photo Siddhi Dung Nyen









Siddhi Dung Nyen


In 2020 we began accumulating the Vajra Guru Mantra to bring balance to the World


Our goal is 100 Million. 

We are over half way there! 

Please help us in our endeavor.


Send your mantra totals to offerings@vajrayana.org  




As of SEPTEMBER 1 2023 the total recited is 79.1 Million

Thank you for helping with this great effort!

Join us to start accumulating at any time and simply submit your totals, daily, weekly, monthly or otherwise to the email above. 





Become a Member

Support the Foundation through its membership program. Get 10% off retreats and at the Dharma Treasures gift shop.



Support the Foundation

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.



Make an offering

Make an offering for Tsok or butterlamps, for a specific date or dedication.



Make an offering

We thank you for your generous contributions.




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.