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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

21st Annual Phowa Course 2015

The Twenty-First Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya will be held 8-17 January 2015. Ayang Rinpoche gives his 10-day Phowa Course annually at the holy place of Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment, Bodhgaya. The course is free to participants. Rinpoche encourages everyone to attend the entire course, and to stay through the last day for the Tsok Offering Prayers.

Please make your hotel and travel arrangements early as Bodhgaya will be unusually full of pilgrims in January. For your reference, please see the 2014 Daily Schedule Bodhgaya Phowa Course. We will post the 2015 daily schedule as soon as it becomes available.

Rinpoche gives the Introduction to the True Nature of Mind teachings following the Phowa Course in alternate years. The next teachings will be in 2015.

Bodhgaya logistics and travel information and Bodhgaya Phowa Course site map

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the Phowa Course. The teachings are free to participants, so sponsorship is essential to pay for all the arrangements, including venue and sound equipment rental, tea service, text and photo printing, travel and accommodations for Rinpoche and his attendants, etc. Please share the merit of your generosity in one of the following ways:

(1) Send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation, 11 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14607 USA (donations are tax deductible in the US);

(2) Wire your donation directly to theDrikung Charitable Society (not tax deductible);

(3) Pay by credit card or Paypal using the button below (donations are tax deductible in the US).