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Lama Tharchin Rinpoche came to the United States to teach the Dharma at the request of his root teacher Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. He established the Vajrayana Foundation in 1988 and soon after, built Pema Osel Ling as a place where the Dudjom Tersar lineage could be practiced and preserved for countless generations to come.


To support that goal, in 2002 Lama Tharchin Rinpoche started our current membership program, setting dues and guidelines which we still follow.


“This is a very important Dharma center because it holds the life of the Dharma --- outwardly (with the ritual aspect), inwardly (with the teachings) and secretly (with the practice of those who wish to reach enlightenment, including the three-year retreat). Therefore, I want each of you to demonstrate your involvement with this Dharma center by taking responsibility. That’s my wish. If I live, I’m satisfied, if I’m dead, I’m satisfied. You don’t have to do anything but take care of the center. That’s number one."  [Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, 2002]


Nearly 20 years later, the membership program is more important than ever in sustaining Pema Osel Ling. Lama Sonam Rinpoche says that, "[Lama Tharchin] Rinpoche made a sublime dharma fire and our job is to add the wood to keep it lit.”


We sincerely appreciate those who have such confidence in Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's vision, and in Dudjom Rinpoche Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche’s and Lama Sonam Rinpoche's guidance, that they commit to a monthly membership donation.


Members receive a 10% discount off the price of on-site retreats and purchases at the Dharma Treasures gift shop, as well as annual Thank You gifts. Of course, the most important benefit of membership is knowing that you are helping to support Pema Osel Ling as a place where everyone can learn and practice the authentic Dharma, and to enrich their connection with the Dudjom Tersar lineage. 


If Pema Osel Ling is valuable to you as a place where you can find refuge, spiritual inspiration and renewal, and if you want to preserve this for generations to come, please show your support by joining our membership program.


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