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.


Monthly Puja Streaming & Upcoming Events: 

Click Here for Daily Puja Streaming


December Puja Schedule


Click Here for the Ngondro Program Schedule


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



Tulku Thadral Rinpoche beach 

Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lungs and Teachings on

An Overview of the Vajrayana Path

December 5th, 5-6:30 pm











 Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

By streaming only
December 8, 2022, 5-6:30 PM (PST)

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche 2018

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

December 10-11, 9 am - 12 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
By Streaming Only 











 Offering Gift e-card




Give Meaningful and Unique Gifts

and Support Pema Osel Ling

 ~ An offering in your loved one's name

~ A hand-crafted tsa-tsa

~ A gift certificate from Dharma Treasures

~ A beautiful Dudjom Treasure Vase









 2021 Yearbook Cover























With the greatest sorrow we share the news of the parinirvana of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche III


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 NOVEMBER 1 2022 the total recited is 62,290,148

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.