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.

Pema Osel Ling is Currently Closed to Visitors

Monthly Puja Streaming & Upcoming Events: 

 

Click Here for August Daily Puja Schedule

 

Click Here for Daily Puja Streaming

  

 

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Seventh Dechö - Aug 3, 9 am.

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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Decho (Parinirvana Anniversary), Dorsem Lama Chöpa Puja by Streaming and Recording

  

(Click Here for more information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pema Osel Ling Needs Your Help!

Donate Now

   Make offerings for Tsok, Lamps, Riwo Sangchod, Digital Texts, Streaming or a general donation to support Pema Osel Ling

 

 

 

 

 

Ngondro Teaching: The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma

 
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche
 
Saturday, August 8th @ 11am (Pacific)
By Streaming (details coming soon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

100 Million Mantra Accumulation - Please help us add to our total!

As of August 1: 7,313,223 Vajra Guru Mantras 

 

 

Guru Rinpoche statue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a special Guru Rinpoche Day practice of the Collection of Seven Treasures 

Here are the links to stream the morning and afternoon sessions.
 
There is no charge but offerings for tsok, lamps or streaming are most welcome. All offerings support Pema Osel Ling through this difficult time. 
 
 

 

 

 Video Recordings of Recent Teachings and Retreat Practice Sessions Still Available

Click the links below to make an offering and receive links to the practice sessions and teachings. All recordings will be available for several months.

 

 

Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Vajra Armor for the Time of Coronatirus (March 28-29) and Vajra Armor for the Time of Coronavirus (April 14)

 

 

Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche, Sam Bercholz and Amy Green: Ngondro (Preliminary Practices)

 

 

Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Guru Rinpoche: Powerful Protection for This Time

 

 

Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Riwo Sangchod (Mountain Smoke Offering)

 

 

Practice Retreat and Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Orgyen Khandro Norlha Wealth and Longevity

 

 

Practice Retreat and Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Troma Ngondro and Four Feasts of Chod

 

 

Practice Retreat and Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Shitro Ngakso and Neydren Ceremony to Help the Deceased

 

 

Practice Retreat and Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Guru Rinpoche 100 Million Mantra Accumulation, “Meaning and Benefit of the Vajra Guru Mantra”

 

 

 

Click the following links to download a copy of: 

The Prayer That Freed Sakya From Disease

Prayers to Eliminate Disease

Four Prayers and Mantras to Recite During the Coronavirus Pandemic  

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Click here for the Ngondro Program Schedule

Livestream monthly teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche and Drubpn Pema Rigdzin

and group Ngondro Accumulation sessions

with Choying Wangmo (Regina) FOR PROGRAM MEMBERS ONLY

 
 
 

 

 

 

Enjoy our new 2019 Dharma Retreats and Programs Yearbook 

 

2019 Yearbook Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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

 

 

Become a Member

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

 

 

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Purchase recordings of teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.