Ayang Rinpoche

Ayang Rinpoche is also the founder of two monasteries, in cluding Thupten Shedup Janchub Ling at Bylakupee, Chogyab, and Ayang Tulku, Ayang being the name of a 435-year-old monastery in Kham (eastern Tibet) which is a branch of the Drikung main monastery.Perhaps no Tibetan lama is more identified with the transmission of Phowa to the West than His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ayang Rinpoche's Recent Phowa Course in Bodhgaya

This year Ayang Rinpoche's annual Phowa course in Bodhgaya will be January 17-26, 2017. Rinpoche teaches in both Tibetan and English. If you are attending and will need translation into another language, please bring a portable FM radio with earpiece and rechargeable batteries.

Find out more about the course and information about attending on our website.

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings. Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge, and your US tax-deductible donation will help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come. Donate any amount online or send a check to our address below.

Wishing you all the best,

Becky Loy
For the Amitabha Foundation USA

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bodhgaya Phowa Course January 17-26

Ayang Rinpoche is a world-renowned master of Phowa (transference of consciousness at the time of death). Rinpoche says, "My Phowa teaching is for a joyful end to one's life. While you are alive, don't forget about preparing for your death, as we don't know when or how our life will end." Read more about Phowa here. Every year Ayang Rinpoche offers his 10-day Phowa Course in the holy city of Bodhgaya, where the Buddha became enlightened. This year the course will be January 17-26, 2017.

Bodhgaya is extremely crowded this time of year, but if you would like to make last-minute arrangements to attend, you may find links to some travel arrangements and logistics and a Bodhgaya Teaching Site Map on our website. Here are direct links to the Daily Schedule and 2017 Flyer.

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings. Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge, and your US tax-deductible donation will help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come. Donate any amount online or send a check to our address below.

Happy New Year---May all beings benefit!

Becky Loy

For the Amitabha Foundation USA

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wealth Deity Ritual Prayers December 9-15, 2016

In this tenth lunar month, as 2016 and the Fire Monkey year are drawing to a close, Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in India will hold a wealth deity puja December 9-15, 2016. Ayang Rinpoche will be present in Bylakuppe for the Yangdrup and preside as Dorje Lopon over the ritual prayers.

A wealth deity puja, or Yangdrup, is an extensive ritual to generate "Yang", the powerful magnetizing properties associated with fortune and luck, which in turn creates all opportunities to ensure an abundance of wealth, prosperity and success in a person's personal, business and family life, as well as accomplishment in spiritual practice.

This year the annual Yangdrup will focus on Namsey, also known in Sanskrit as Vaishravana, a powerful god of wealth and fortune similar to the well-known Dzambhala. Lamas, monks and nuns at the monastery will also do Guru Rinpoche offering prayers during the Yangdrup.

The total cost of the Yangdrup is approximately $22,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones, including pets, living or dead, and would like to sponsor or donate towards tormas, butter lamps, tsog,  tea, meals, offerings for monks and nuns, or management and travel expenses, may send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country or directly to the monastery's account (see the information below). For a US-tax-deductible donation you may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation USA, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or make offerings online. Dedications must be received by December 13 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time.

Friday, November 4, 2016


Dorje Phurba

Dorje Phurba Drupchen November 2-8, 2016

Dear Jon,

At Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in South India they will hold their annual Vajrakilaya Drupchen (Great Accomplishment puja), November 2-8, 2016. Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) is one of the most effective yidam practices, which are the root of spiritual accomplishment. It is known in the Tibetan Buddhist world as the most powerful means of destroying the forces counteracting compassion and of purifying obscurations and negativity.  The phurba, or wisdom dagger, is a symbol of our unchangeable true nature of mind. Gen Tsewang Tharchin, Ayang Rinpoche's brother and abbot of the monastery, says, "Vajrakilaya is the best practice to clear away any kind of obstacles."

All the monastery's lamas, monks, nuns and associated lay people in the community will do elaborate offering prayers and chant the Vajrakilaya mantra for seven full days. There will be no official count of the mantras, but everyone is encouraged to participate by chanting the mantra at home.

OM BENZA KILI KILIYA SARWA BIGHANEN BAM HUNG PHAT

The total cost of the Drubchen is approximately $22,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones living or dead and would like to sponsor or donate towards meals, butter lamp, Tsog,  tea, alter, offerings for monks and nuns, management and travel expenses, may send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country or directly to the monastery's account (see the information below). For a US-tax-deductible donation you may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation USA, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or donate online. Dedications must be received by November 6 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time.


May all beings benefit!

Becky Loy

For the Amitabha Foundation USA
Ayany Rinpoche's Worldwide Teaching Schedule 

November 1-6, 2016  Hong Kong
True Nature of Mind Teachings, Milarepa Empowerment, Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment and Teachings
November 18-27, 2016  Tokyo, Japan
Phowa Course
http://tibet-tcc.sakura.ne.jp
January 17-26, 2017 Bodhgaya, India

Friday, October 7, 2016

Dear all:

We are sorry to announce that Shitro Empowerment and teaching in Dec 2016 at Taipei Amitabha foundation was postponed; due to schedule will be overlap with HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang in Taiwan trip.

We still waiting for His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche for further instruction and we are sorry for late announcement it may cause you any inconvenient.

Please kindly up date your offical web site for the new information

Best Regrads

Amitabha foundation Taipei

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

I want to remind our sangha that many parts of Ayang Rinpoche's San Jose Phowa Course are open to the public:
Nyingma Oral Transmission Blessing (Lung) - September 12, 9 AM
Vajrasattva meditation and teaching - September 12, 2 PM
Drikung Oral Transmission Blessing (Lung) - September 14, 9 AM
Three Excellences teaching - September 14, 2 PM
Buddha Amitabha meditation and teaching - September 15, 9 AM
Milarepa tsok offering prayer ceremony - September 16, 2 PM
Buddha Amitabha tsok offering and Liberation for Dead Beings prayer ceremony - September 18, 9 AM. 
Download the corrected Phowa Course schedule here.

Even if you aren't able to attend any part of the Phowa Course, you may connect with the activities by making a donation or sending in names to be included in the Liberation for Dead Beings prayer ceremony (Neydren). You may make an offering on behalf of all sentient beings, loved ones or pets, no matter how long ago they have passed. All names must be submitted by Friday, September 16 at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. Donations for the Liberation Prayers will support our Safe Childbirth in Tibet projectDonate online (add names when you check out) or send a check to our address below (reply to this email to add your names).

There is no charge to attend the Phowa Course or any of the teachings, empowerment or prayer ceremonies.

May all beings share in the merit of our activities,

Becky Loy
for the Amitabha Foundation USA
 
 
September 9-18, 2016  San Jose, California, USA
 
November 1-6, 2016  Hong Kong
True Nature of Mind Teachings, Milarepa Empowerment, Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment and Teachings

December 12-18, 2016  Taipei
Karma Lingpa Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Empowerment
January 17-26, 2017 Bodhgaya, India