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


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




 Summer Retreat May 14 - June 16



Guru Rinpoche Statue

June 10 - Guru Rinpoche Seven Treasures Empowerment 

Three Year Retreat Cabin

Private Retreat Experiences in our Three-Year Retreat Facility

1 to 6 Months, Beginning in June and September
Limited Spots Availible!





Tulku Thadral Rinpoche shrine room

Troma Ngondro Teachings

Troma Ngondro Oral Reading Transmission

with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

Catch up on parts 1-6 here!









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 close!! 

Please help us in our endeavor.


Send your mantra totals to offerings@vajrayana.org  




As of May 1 2024 the total recited is 95 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.