Annual Summer Retreat 2016



(for individual retreats please use the links below)


Please Note Daily Drupchen Start Time is 6 AM






“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 we will offer the following retreats/ events: 

Troma Nagmo Ngondro with Sangye Khandro  June 14 - 23  REGISTER

Black Hayagriva 
June 24 - July 1   

Troma Nagmo Empowerment with Gyepa Rinpoche July 2  REGISTER

Shitro Ngagso with Nyedren Ceremony July 3-4    REGISTER

Collection of Seven Treasures Drupchen July 6-14  REGISTER

Children's Retreat July 6-14  REGISTER


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 section to see what these are.  




Location: Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville , CA 95076

Date: June 14, 2016, 10 a.m. - July 14, 2016, 8 p.m.