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.