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

October Daily Puja Schedule

 

Holy Days and Special Pujas

Sunday, October 13, 8 am - Full Moon - Buddha Puja

Wednesday, October 23, 7 pm - Dakini Day - Khandro T'huk T'hik Puja

Monday, October 28, 7 pm - New Moon - Buddha Puja

 

Upcoming Retreats Schedule

Precious Pith Instructions with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

November 16 - 17, 2019

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Thanksgiving Retreat

November 29 - December 1, 2019

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Vajra Armor Healing Retreat 2019

December 2 - 8, 2019

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Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's Eighth Dechö

December 28, 2019

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Trekchod Retreat

December 28 - January 5, 2019/2020  

 

Ngondro Program Schedule 

  • October 12th @ 10 AM Pacific   POSTPONED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE
Live stream webcast Teaching with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin
topic TBA
  • October 16th @ 5:30 PM Pacific
Live stream webcast Group Ngondro Accumulation with Choying Wangmo aka Regina
 
 

Wisdom Center Santa Cruz Schedule

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

 

Next program:

November 6th @ 6:30~8:00 PM

Honoring and Recalling our Dead
with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

Drubpon Pema Rigdzin will discuss death and dying, followed by a traditional ritual providing guidance for our dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Dharma Treasures Bookstore

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Heart Teachings

Purchase recordings of teachings by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Rinchen Barwa

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's Torma collection available for purchase.