Annual Summer Retreat 2017 : June 1st - July 3rd, 2017



Register for the full summer here. To register for individual retreats, see below.



Text List for all retreats

Pre-Retreat Information


Make offerings for Summer Retreat 

“Summer Retreat is our Dharma Party, where we gather together. It makes me happy. It also makes HH Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche happy because even though their physical body is not with us, their wisdom mind is always watching from Dharmakaya and their compassion and penetration of wisdom blessings is continuous. With practice, teachings, faith and devotion, their wisdom blessings penetrate deeply so we can truly hit the target. I am encouraging all of you to come to Summer Retreat.”  

~Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche began Vajrayana Foundation’s annual month-long Summer Retreat over 25 years ago as his main vehicle for passing the Dudjom Tersar practices on to the Sangha. In this, he was tirelessly assisted by resident lamas, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche and Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche, who continue to carry out Rinpoche’s intentions to this day.


This year, the year of the Female Fird Bird, we will be conducting the 25th consecutive Drupchen during Summer Retreat here at Pema Osel Ling. Please join us in marking this auspicious occasion and continuing the tradition established by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche with the profound practice of the Collection of Seven Treasures: The Mind Accomplishment of the Lama Drupchen.

This year we will offer the following retreats: 

Black Hayagriva - June 1st - 10th


Oral Transmission for Longchenpa's Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning (Tib. Tsig don rinpoche dzod) - June 2-4


Troma Nagmo: Ngondro - June 11th - 15th and Trekchö Teachings and Sadhana Practice - June 16th - 20th


Shitro Ngagso with Ney Dren Ceremony - June 22nd & 23rd


Seven Treasures Guru Rinpoche Drupchen and Children's Retreat - June 25th - July 3rd


Summer Retreat is open to everyone.  You are welcome to do the entire Summer, a single retreat, a few days or a couple of sessions --- as your schedule allows --- either as a commuter or as an onsite guest. Regarding Drupchen, it is suggested you come to the whole retreat. If you are only to attend partially, restrictions apply. Please visit the Drupchen page at the link above to see what these are.  




Thu, Jun. 1 - Mon, Jul. 3, 2017
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Pacific


Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
United States