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.
All lamas, monks, nuns, and lay people at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Mundgod, South India will be accumulating 100 million Buddha Amitabha mantras beginning today, March 31st, and lasting until the total count of 100 million Buddha Amitabha mantras is accomplished. Read more about the Drupchen.
Ayang Rinpoche requests that everyone associated with the Amitabha Foundation worldwide send their recitations of the Buddha Amitabha Mantra to contribute toward the 100 million total.
Send your mantra totals daily to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buddha Amitabha mantra is OM AMI DEWA HRI.
We also invite you to make an offering towards meals, butter lamps, tsog, tea, tormas, offerings for monks and nuns, travel or other puja-related expenses and dedicate the merit of your offering to your loved ones.
We are pleased to announce that H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will be giving hisPhowa Course in Hawaii in 2018. We are still early in the planning stages and have not identified a venue, but please save these dates:
In honor of Mother's Day, and for all motherly sentient beings, we want to remind you about our Safe Home Childbirth in Tibet
project. Not only have we been improving birth outcomes since 2004, we
have also been supporting the general health of all the nomads in Rima,
Ayang Rinpoche's birthplace area. See pictures and read details of our visit to Rima in July, 2016.With the help of many donors we were able to accomplish so much last year!
Clinic roof replacement, exterior painting, and repair of interior water damage ($17,275)
51 meter well at the clinic ($3,050)
New training program for three barefoot doctors apprenticing with Rima Clinic's doctor
Training at Yushu County Hospital for two midwives
100 Clean Birthing Kits ($4,000)
Stable infant vaccination program
5-Year evaluation of Community Health Educator program
This year we need to raise $15,000 to pay salaries for 2
doctors, 3 medical trainees, 1 midwife and a new midwife trainee, and
the head Community Health Educator. In addition, it will cost $6,000 for 150 birthing kits. The clinic staff has also asked us to raise funds to purchase grinding and rolling machines to make their own traditional Tibetan medicines.
This is an excellent business idea to bring in much-needed income to
the clinic and make it sustainable into the future. The head doctor has
all the necessary knowledge and can train his apprentices to identify
and harvest herbal compounds for the medicines. He has estimated it will
cost $25-30,000 in initial start-up costs.
Many people and organizations have contributed to support our work in Tibet for the past 14 years. You can make a difference in the lives of these nomad families.
A small investment can have a big impact on saving the lives of mothers
and infants, and on the overall health of an entire community.
Support the clinic with a one-time or a recurring monthly donation by going to our website or sending a check to our address below.
May your generosity benefit all motherly sentient beings!
From March 6-12, 2017, Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Bylakuppe, South India will hold the annual Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja to welcome in Losar (Tibetan New Year, February 27) and celebrate the Buddha's Miracle Days, Chötrul Düchen (March 12). During this time, it is believed that the effects of positive actions are multiplied ten million times.
Ayang Rinpoche said about the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities practice, "It
is the essence of the 6,400,000 Dzogchen tantras, and merely hearing
this teaching cuts through birth in the lower realms; merely
understanding it causes one to travel to the ground of great bliss
(mahasukha); bringing its meaning to mind causes one to accomplish the
irreversible state of the spontaneously arisen awareness holder. For everyone who connects with this teaching there will be great purpose and meaning." H.E. Ayang Rinpoche, 2009. Read a short excerpt of this teaching.
who has family members, friends or loved ones who have died and would
like to make donations and dedicate it to them, it [Shitro] is the best
opportunity." Click here to make offerings for butterlamps, tsok, shrine tormas, or money offerings and tea/meals for the monks and lamas. Be sure to include the names of persons or pets for whom you are requesting prayers. Names must be received by March 9, 2017 to be included in the prayer list for the monastery, but offerings are welcome at any time.
Click here to see a list of all the annual pujas at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery, with the lunar calendar dates. The Western calendar dates will be posted as soon as they are announced.
Wishing you Losar Tashi Delek (a Happy and Auspicious New Year),
for H. E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche and the Amitabha Foundation USA
Reminder: Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Bylakuppe needs a volunteer nurse or someone with some medical experience to care for the daily health and hygiene needs of the young monks in South India. The minimum commitment is 6 months. For more information, download a complete job description here. To apply, send your resume to Ani Samten at the monastery.