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.

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

Saturday, August 6, 2016

San Jose Phowa Course venue update and daily schedule

Please note that the venue for Ayang Rinpoche's upcoming Phowa Course in San Jose has been changed.  The course will begin the evening of September 9 with a public talk, "Short Introduction to Phowa (Transference of Consciousness at the moment of death)".  This talk will be held at the San Jose Scottish Rite Center, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose, CA 95125. The remainder of the Phowa Course (September 10-18) will be held next door at the San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose, CA 95125, beginning with the Amitabha Empowerment at 6 PM September 10. Rinpoche urges everyone to attend the full course, including the tsok offering on the last day, Sunday, September 18. Download the daily schedule here.

Please note that there are many sessions that are open to the public, and we encourage all of you in the area to attend the Amitabha Empowerment, the Oral Transmission Blessings for Nyingma and Drikung Phowas, Milarepa tsok offering prayer, and the Vajrasattva and Amitabha meditation teachings during the week, if you cannot attend the full Phowa Course.

Teachings will be in English with Vietnamese translation. To register, or for more information, please email event.ca.usa@gmail.com.

I hope many of you can join us,

Becky Loy

For the Amitabha Foundation USA
and the Phowa Course organizer

Ayang Rinpoche's Worldwide Teaching Schedule

August 16-26, 2016  Toronto, Canada
September 2-4, 2016  Vancouver, Canada
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

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Annual Drubchens

We have annual Drubchens at the monasteries at Dechen Choekhor Ling in Mundgod and Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling in Bylakuppe.  The Annual Drubchen at Bylakuppe this year is Amitabha Buddha and will  begin from August 6 and last between 11-14 days depending on when the total count of 1 billion Buddha Amitabha mantra is accumulated.  The Drubchen will be presided by Khenpo Konchog Tashi. All the  Rinpoches, Khenpos, Monks, Nuns and Lay people will be chanting Buddha Amitabha mantras to accumulate the1 billion total during the Drubchen.
Ayang Rinpoche requests that all Buddhist practitioners and others associated with the Amitabha Foundation worldwide contribute to this practice and send their recitations of the Buddha Amitabha Mantra to accumulate the 1 billion total. Mantras may be accumulated and the totals sent in daily between August 6 to August 16. Send your mantra totals through the Amitabha Foundation in your own country, or directly to amitabhafoundation@yahoo.co.in or drikungcharitablesociety@yahoo.com.
The Buddha Amitabha mantra is OM AMI DEWA HRI.
The total expenses of the Drubchen is approximately $30,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones living or dead and like to sponsor or donate towards meals, butter lamp, Tsog,  tea, alter, offerings for monks and nuns, management and travel expenses,  may kindly send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in your own country or directly to the monastery’s account (see the information below).
Thank you.
DCS Administration

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Annual Bodhgaya Phowa Course

The finalised dates for the Annual Bodhgaya Phowa Course in Bodhgaya which is from January 17 to 26' 2017

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

100,000 Tsok Offering dedications due July 11

Tomorrow, Monday, July 11, is the last day to submit names of loved ones to be included on the prayer list for the Guru Rinpoche 100,000 Tsok Offering Puja being held at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Bylakuppe, South India on July 13 and 14. This year is the year of the fire monkey, an extremely auspicious time, as fire monkey is the birth year of Guru Rinpoche. Click here for photos from last year's puja.

The practice of offering tsok helps remove obstacles and obscurations; accumulate merit and wisdom; and bring peace, positive circumstances, and liberation, as we dedicate the merit to all beings. To offer tsok, butter lamps, tea or money for the monks and lamas, or just to make an auspicious connection with the 100,000 Guru Rinpoche Tsok Offering Puja, and to dedicate the merit in the name of a loved one, please make a US-tax-deductible offering online using a credit card or PayPal, or send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. If you send a check, please email me your names by Monday, July 11 at 5 PM Pacific time.

Also, please visit our website for updated information on Rinpoche's 2016 teaching schedule.

May all beings benefit!
Becky Loy

For H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche 
and everyone at the Amitabha Foundation USA