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The Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin Library & Archives


As you may have noted, our programs are usually free of charge. If you are able to make a donation, it will help us go further in 2024 when we hope to publish more books, provide more classes, and help many more practitioners on their journey. We are grateful for a gift of any amount for monthly expenses, specific projects, or endowment.

We Welcome Your One-Time or Recurring Monthly Donation





Projects and Needs for 2024

Publications in Process

Chariot of Liberation (2nd Edition)

The Unobstructed Way (commentaries on The Jewel Ornament of Liberation)

The Practice of Being: Mind and Meditation in the Buddhist Tradition

Mahamudra Lineage: The Direct Path to Enlightenment

Steppingstones to Enlightenment (selections from seminars on the Paramitas)

Recollections from the Heart (a memoir by Lady Rich)

Conversations with Ordinary People (selections from discussion period at various seminars)


On-line Courses and Programs


  • New Moon practice and study of the Sadhana of Mahamudra

  • Vajrayogini teachings from The Indestructible Path: The Sadhana of the Coemergent Mother.

  • Protecting the Mind: Discipline Beyond Hope and Fear

  • Patience: The Armor of Non-Aggression

  • Shambhala Teachings from Radiating Confidence: The Shambhala Warrior’s Way of Fearless Wisdom
    and Level I Programs

  • Mahamudra Teachings from Chariot of Liberation


  • Shambhala Day

  • Milarepa Day

  • Parinirvana of Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

  • Parinirvana of Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin

  • Parinirvana of Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche


Needs: Project Development Costs ($9,000) and Ongoing Operation Costs ($6,000)

• Our top priority: planning, editing, designing, and printing books as well as formatting digital editions and other teaching materials.

• Continuing improvement of main website for addition of more content.

• Upgrading the Timeline of Teachings for easier access and improved search function.

• Transcribing and digital archiving of the Vajra Regent’s teachings, poetry, and artworks.

• Assistance to help organize the physical archives, now located in Boulder, Colorado.

• Storage of archives, artworks, and relics.

• Website hosting, security, and software updates for, and the Timeline of Teachings at

• Subscriptions for communications (Constant Contact and email program), for programs and courses (Zoom), and for finance (PayPal).

• Office expenses and administration.

We Welcome Your One-Time or Recurring Monthly Donation


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About Our Ongoing Work

The preservation and publishing of all the works of the Vajra Regent are the result of long hours of dedicated work in conservation, archiving, digitizing, transcribing, editing, and administering the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin Library. This work has gone forward under the leadership of Lady Lila Rich, the Library & Archives director, and a steering committee of volunteers. A generous but small group of supporters have provided some necessary funds for preserving the core collection of audio and video recordings in digital format. And, since the Vajra Regent’s parinirvana in 1990, more than 100 students have volunteered their time in the ongoing transcribing of the collected teachings of the Vajra Regent.

We have built the foundation of the Library & Archives’ holdings and resources, and in order to go forward and share these brilliant teachings more widely, we need to create an energetic and broad base of support. 

We invite and encourage your participation. We greatly appreciate donations of any amount. All donations are tax-deductible and can be set up as automatic monthly withdrawals through our website. As a supporter, you will receive regular updates on the activities of the Library & Archives.

Thank You!!

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