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 January Daily Puja Schedule (Updated 1/17/21)

Click Here for Daily Puja Streaming

 

   

 

 

We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for helping Pema Osel Ling through this challenging year. With Lama Sonam Rinpoche's and Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche's tireless commitment and our sangha's support, we have been able to stream daily  pujas and teachings from our shrine room - attended by hundreds around the world! We are so happy that we have been able to share the profound wisdom of dharma and offer a positive connection during this difficult time.

                                                                                                        Please enjoy our 2020 Yearbook!  

 

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We reached our Year End Goal! 

  

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We are overjoyed to tell you that we have reached the year-end  goal needed to replace the shrine roof and fix the water damage! 

Thank you again to everyone who helped protect our blessed shrine room and all the sacred treasures inside! 

 

 

  

We invite you to join us in the completion 

of the Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Mandala

a long held aspiration of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Rinpoche.

Dorje Drolo, the destroyer of obstacles, redirects powerful negative energies toward the

path of wisdom, compassion and enlightenment. 

We invite you to be part of this sacred project that is so needed in 2021!

 

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Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Mandala 2020

 

                 Lama Sonam Rinpoche at the Red Dorje Drolo Stupa
Click here for  Lama Sonam Rinpoche's teaching: Stupas: Unsurpassed Benefit in This Turbulent Time 
Learn more about the Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Mandala.

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100 Million Mantra Accumulation - Please help us add to our total! Turn in your mantra count to offerings@vajrayana.org.

As of January 12: 21,250,549 Vajra Guru Mantras

Thank you again to everyone helping with this great effort! 

 

 

 

 

 

 Video Recordings of Recent Teachings and Retreat Practice Sessions Still Available

Click the links below to make an offering and receive links to the recorded practice sessions and teachings.  

 

Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: Vajra Armor for the Time of Coronavirus (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”

 

Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche: The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

 

Monthly Ngondro Teachings with Lama Sonam Rinpoche (free access) July through December 2020 

 

 

 

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  

  

 

 

 

Enjoy our new 2019 Dharma Retreats and Programs Yearbook 

 

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We are happy to share our 2018 Dharma activity book 

2018 Dharma Programs Cover   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Dorje Drolo Stupa Mandala

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

 

 

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