Year End Fundraising 2023

 Washed out road

 Washed Out Road from 2023 Winter "Atmospheric Rivers"


 Thank You In Advance!

Thank You for choosing to support and protect this blessed land -

now and for the future - with your tax-deductible gift.


You may make a donation in a loved one's name and we will send you a link to a beautiful dedication e-card (*Details below) 


Year-End Fundraising goal this year is $109,400. We appreciate your generous support for these necessary projects (**see details below):


  • Professional storm-related tree work in Drubdra (Three-Year Retreat) - $13,500
  • Brush clearing in Drubdra - $5,000
  • Professional storm-related tree work at Pema Osel Ling - $15,000
  • Brush clearing at Pema Osel Ling - $15,000
  • 44 tons of Bentonite clay to seal Naga Offering Pond used for fire safety $21,400
  • Contractor crew to install clay and complete pond restoration - $21,500
  • Repair of flood-related damage to walkways - $18,000


Friend $25

Haul and Chip Broken Branches for One Hour


Supporter $54 

Rakes, Saws and Small Equipment


Auspicious Pillar $108

Walkway Repair Materials


Daka/Dakini $250 

Clear Scotch Broom for One Day


Founder $500

Buy One Ton of Bentonite Clay


Patron $1,000

Remove one Damaged Oak or Madrone


Year-End Benefactor $2,000

Pond Crew and Equipment for One Half Day


Donate any amount



Recurring donation - Split your donation over 3 months


Auspicious Pillar Recurring Pledge: $36 per month for 3 months ($108 total)


Daka/Dakini Recurring Pledge: $83 per month for 3 months ($249 total)


Founder Recurring Pledge: $167 per month for 3 months ($501 total)


Patron Recurring Pledge: $333 per month for 3 months ($999 total)


Consider becoming a Dharma Advocate with a donation of

$5,000 or more - because there are vital projects to be accomplished!

E-mail and we will contact you.



* If you are making an offering for loved ones, enter names in the PayPal form

or email We will send you a link to the e-card and 

will read their names at tsok on Jan. 20, the first Guru Rinpoche tsok of 2024.



You may also send a check to Vajrayana Foundation, 2013 Eureka Canyon Road, Watsonville, CA 95076


Click here for a legacy gift and other non-cash ways to support Pema Osel Ling 


**Why are we asking for your help now?

Often at this time of year we approach our sangha with a request to support our fire safety and storm-related activities. After the severe rains and snow in January and March, our property suffered washout of two roads, erosion of paths and walkways in our cabin area, and damage to many trees. In addition to carrying out our ordinary upkeep, we have extraordinary costs to remove dangerous trees and hanging branches, and repair storm-damaged grounds both at Pema Osel Ling and at Drubdra. In addition, we need to be vigilant in preparing for potential wildfires by continuing to clear brush and flammable debris around buildings.


Another major fire safety expense is to restore our Naga Offering Pond. The pond was instrumental in helping firefighters put out the devastating wildfire of 2008, which burned a portion of our property. Since that time, the pond leaked more and more and after the most recent winter storms, no longer held water, eliminating its usefulness in fighting wildfires.


Due to prior pledges from residents and sangha members, we have been able to carry out the first phase of clearing and preparing the pond. We are asking for your support to complete the sealing and full restoration of the pond. We feel this is a critical, long-term investment in the safety of Pema Osel Ling and our Three-Year Retreat facility.







By this accumulation of merit, may I obtain all-seeing omniscience

and may all faults be defeated.

The whirling, turbulent waves of birth, aging, sickness

and death—from this ocean of samsara, may I liberate beings.


 (Translated by Dungsé Thinley Norbu Rinpoché)