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, December 25, 2015

The holiday season inspires us to remember the things for which we are truly grateful, and to practice generosity out of loving kindness and compassion for others. Today we are urging you to make a long-lasting difference in the lives of Tibetan nomads in Ayang Rinpoche's birthplace area. 

In 2004 Rinpoche asked members of the Amitabha Foundation to try to find out why so many women were dying in childbirth. Since then, we have made strides in reducing maternal and infant mortality by sponsoring a clinic, doctors and a midwife, and training families in using clean birthing kits for safe home childbirth. Your donation today will help repair the clinic roof and keep salaries paid and medicines and clean birthing kits purchased for 2016. Please, can you help us now with a year-end, tax-deductible donation? Visit our website for pictures and more details.
  • $1,008 will repair 1 section of roof or re-plaster and paint 2 rooms
  • $512 will pay the head doctor and clinic administrator's salaries for 1 month
  • $252 will pay the midwife's salary for 3 weeks
  • $108 will buy a month's supply of medicines
  • $52 will buy 1 clean birthing kit, with prenatal vitamins
  • $25 will pay for gasoline for 1 ambulance trip to hospital
Click here for Donation 
Or send your check to Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

10 Levels Amitabha and Introduction to True Nature of Mind In Bodhgaya Schudule

Dear Dharma brothers and sisters,
Last year after the Bodhgaya Phowa course, many people requested Rinpoche for the Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teaching and the 10 Levels Buddha Amitabha Teachings. Since the True Nature of Mind Teachings need private interview with each person, it takes many days. Therefore, the annual Phowa course in Bodhgaya had to be replaced this year by the True Nature of Mind Teaching and the 10 Levels Buddha Amitabha Teachings.

For those people who have not received Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teaching from Rinpoche earlier, private interviews will be required, which is scheduled from December 29, 2015 to January 4, 2016. If you have not received the True Nature of Mind teaching from Rinpoche before, you will not be permitted to receive the TNM teachings without the interview. For those who have received Introduction to True Nature of Mind teaching from Rinpoche earlier, interview is not required and may attend the teaching if you are interested.
Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teaching is on January 5, 2016; and Milarepa Tsog Offering Prayer is January 6, 2015. The 10 Level Buddha Amitabha Teaching and Practice is from December 24-28, 2015. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Amitabha Phowa Course Hong Kong 2016

Ayang Rinpoche will teach Phowa Course in Hong Kong from Feb 25 - Mar 03, 2016.  More details is posted here

Monday, November 30, 2015

10 Levels Amitabha and Introduction to True Nature of Mind In Bodhgaya

December 24-28, 2015 Ayang Rinpoche will give his Amitabha 10-Level Teachings in Bodhgaya, the holy place of Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment.
December 29-January 4, 2016 he will hold interviews for those wanting to take his Introduction to True Nature of Mind teachings. Everyone is required to have an interview before being allowed to attend these teachings.
January 5, 2016 Rinpoche will give his Introduction to True Nature of Mind teachings
[NOTE: There will be no Phowa Course in Bodhgaya this winter.]
Please make your hotel and travel arrangements as soon as possible, as Bodhgaya is always full of pilgrims in December and January.

Bodhgaya Logistics and Travel Information and Bodhgaya teachings 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 teachings.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

San Francisco Phowa Course Update

We are happy to announce that Rinpoche will be arriving in San Francisco Friday, September 11. If you would like to greet him at the airport, he will arrive at 8:18 pm on United Airlines flight UA1731 at SFO.

Phowa Course
September 12-19, 2015
Download the revised daily schedule hereThere will be many sessions open to the public. 

September 12, 2015 - Buddha Amitabha Empowerment

September 20, 2015 - Achi  Chokyi Drolma Empowerment

1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
For more information please contact the organizer (th97quach@gmail.com).
Please join us in welcoming Rinpoche to the San Jose area!

Becky Loy

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

San Francisco Phowa Course is Pending......

Rinpoche will try to get visa again.  For the Phowa Course in San Francisco begin some day in September.

Friday, August 28, 2015

San Francisco Phowa Course Update

Because Ayang Rinpoche's Visa to USA is not approved.  For this reason,  the Phowa Course will not be locate in San Francisco, the course might location in Vancouver but still pending.  Sorry for all the inconvenience.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Phowa Course in San Francisco on September

September 1 - 11,  Phowa Course
September 10 Fundraising Dinner with Rinpoche
September 12 Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment
September 13 Boat Trip Ceremony of Ash Scattering for Loved Ones in the Ocean World Peace Prayer, White Dove Release
See Detail

Thursday, July 16, 2015

10 Levels October 1st to Oct 5th 2015.
Phowa course Feb 25to Mar 6th 2016
Venue: Tsim Sha Tsui District, Kai Fong Welfare Association 
136A Nathan Road, Kowloon Welfare Association 
Tel:852 2367 6111
Hot line for course detail information 
Tel:852 523 93712
Any of Rinpoche 's close disciples please fell free to call & e mail rosewong@gmail.com
Cel:852 938 98999 
For hotel detail research 

阿彌陀佛 十續教授: 2015年 10月1日 至 10月5日
破哇法教授: 2016年 2月25日 至 3月6日

地點:尖沙咀街坊福利會  香港 九龍 彌敦道136a (電話:+852-23676111)


https:// www.agoda.com

Monday, July 6, 2015

AYANG RINPOCHE Empowerment Schedule 2015

August    - Buddha Amitabha 10 Levels Teaching   - Toronto -  detail 
                                                                                                                          - Register info
August    - Vajrasattva Higher Levels Teaching       - Vancouver -  detail
Octocber - Phowa Empowerment & Teaching  - Vietnam -  detail

Friday, June 12, 2015

Vajrasattva Higher level teaching 2015

H. E. Ayang Rinpoche will be here in Vancouver to bestow this precious teaching. The last time he taught it was back in 2007. It is a rare opportunity to be able to learn this from Ayang Rinpoche.

Date: 22 - 26 August 2015
Venue: Amitabha Foundation, Vancouver
            4025 Triumph Street
            Burnaby, BC
            V5C 1Z1
Suggested Donation for this five days event C$300

All proceeds will be for Ayang Rinpoche to help in the restoration of the damages done to the beautiful temple in Nepal and his other projects.

Please reply to this email for registration as well as send a cheque made out to Amitabha Foundation, Vancouver by mail.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

the retreat center in Nepal after earthquake

Click here to see the photos of retreat center in Nepal after earthquake

Ayang Rinpoche advises all our sangha members to chant as many Buddha Amitabha mantras and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche as possible for the benefit of people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. In addition, he has arranged that donations can be made for humanitarian earthquake relief as well as for repair of the Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center temple through his Amitabha Foundation organization in Nepal.

You may send your donations directly to the Amitabha Foundation Nepal account (see below; indicate either “Nepal relief” or "temple repair"), or make a US tax-deductible donation by credit card or PayPal for Humanitarian Relief or Temple Repair.

You may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation, P. O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. Please indicate on your check either “Nepal relief” or "temple repair", or how you would like the funds divided.

With prayers for all those affected,

Monday, April 20, 2015


Tenshug (Long Life) Ceremony for H. E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche

At Thupten Shedrub Jangchul Ling Monastery in Bylakuppe, 1-3 May 2015
A Tenshug is a special ritual offered to high lamas to create the necessary merits and conditions for them to extend their lives. When a Master is manifesting illness or uncertainty in living, students should arrange a tenshug offering done in all its completeness.When the Master lives long, the Buddha Dharma will grow and benefit beings. The Buddha Dharma’s growth is dependent on Masters. H.E Choeje Ayang Rinpoche is the Founder and Director of all Amitabha Foundation
organizations around the world, the Drikung Charitable Society, ThuptenShedrubJangchul Ling Monastery in Bylakuppe, DechenChoeku Ling Monastery in Mundgod, Serlung Monastery in Kollegal, Amitabha Meditation Center in Kalimpong and Bodhgaya in India and the Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center in Nepal. Ayang Rinpoche is one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist
masters who had introduced Buddha Dharma to the West in the early seventies, following the advice and instruction of HH the XVIthGyalwang Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. He is also the first Drikung Master instrumental in introducing the Drikung Lineage to the West. Many high lamas had recommended a Tenshug (long life offering) for H.E Choje Ayang Rinpoche last year in 2014, when it was the obstacle year for Rinpoche according to Tibetan calendar, the horse year in which Rinpoche was born. At that time we did extensive White Tara
and Amitayus tsok offering prayers. Following the advice of the masters, Rinpoche has now accepted the Tenshug offering. H.E Choeje Togden Rinpoche, the spiritual Dharma Master and leader of Drikung Kagyu Lineage in Ladakh will be the Vajra Master of the ceremony and offer the Tenshug to Ayang Rinpoche.
The Tenshug (long Life offering) will commence with an elaborate Tsedrup (long life puja/ritual prayer) dedicated to the long life of H.E Ayang Rinpoche, that will last for 3 consecutive days from 30 April to 2 May 2015. The extensive prayers, with chanting lasting from morning until night, will be conducted at the Thupten Shedrup Janchubling Monastery of Ayang Rinpoche in Bylakuppe, by Tulkus, Khenpos and monks, including others attending the ceremony from outside. It will culminate in a grand long life Tenshug offering to HE Ayang Rinpoche on the
auspicious full moon day of 3 May 2015, the day of Buddha Amitabha, with meditation, recitation of Sutras and taking Eight Mahayana Precepts. It is considered an auspicious day in the Tibetan Calendar with positive deeds performed at this time being especially potent for Buddha Dharma in general and for the flourishing of the enlightened activities of Rinpoche. For those students who wish to attend the ceremony, kindly confirm by sending an email to
amitabhafoundation@yahoo.co.in and a copy to drikungcharitablesociety@yahoo.com. Alternately, you may call the monastery at +91 8223 254220. For those who are not able to attend this special occasion, we suggest you dedicate your practice and prayers for Rinpoche’s Kindly send any donations towards the Tenshug expenses to the bank details mentioned below,
or for those desiring to make small donations by PayPal or credit card, or receive a US tax-deduction for their donation, please go to www.amitabhafoundation.us.
Beneficiary Name: Drikung Charitable Society

Beneficiary Account No:17082200011214

Bank Name: Syndicate Bank

Bank Address: B M Road, P.O.Bylakuppe- 571104, Mysore District, PeriyapatnaTaluk, Karnataka

IFS Code: SYNB0001708

Swift Code: SYNBINBB118

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The sixth annual Chinese New Year Vajrasattva 24 hours practice

The sixth annual Chinese New Year Vajrasattva 24 hours practice is upon us again.

This year the practice will begin at 6:00pm on 18th February and will end at 6:00pm on 19th February 2015.

During this short retreat, participants are to refrain from talking and also abstain from intake of solid food. Please bring any liquid such as soya milk or milk, tea or coffee for this retreat. 

Participants are to recite the Vajrasattva long mantra out loud for a period of two hours and may rest their voice for an hour. Depending on the number of participants, we will assign a schedule of recitation and rest for this 24 hour period.  However, at least two people must be reciting the long mantra out loud during this period.

If you are not able to join for the entire 24 hours period, you are welcome to join in any time during this period.

Hope to see you at the center for this practice;