Vajrayana Foundation 28th Drupchen Annual Summer Retreat

Guru Rinpoche, sculpted by Kyabje Dugnse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
Pema Osel Ling Shrine Room, Santa Cruz Mountains

June 12-20 – Troma Nagmo with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche
June 21-27 – Black Hayagriva with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche
June 28-30 – Shitro Ngakso
July 3-11 – Drupchen and Children’s 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.

Summer Retreat is open to everyone.  You are welcome to come for 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.

Daily Schedule