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.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja

Dear Sangha,
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.

"Anyone 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 prayersNames 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),

Becky Loy
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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The annual Guru Dragpo puja


The annual Guru Dragpo puja at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Bylakuppe, India, begins February 19, 2017 and continues for 7 days through February 25, 2017. Guru Dragpo is practiced at the end of the Tibetan lunar year to dispel obstacles and purify any remaining negativities in order to usher in happiness and prosperity for the New Year (Losar), which is February 27th this year.

You may participate at home by reciting the Guru Dragpo short mantra:


OM AH HUNG ARTSIK NIRTSIK NAMO BHAGAWATE HUNG HUNG AH HUNG HUNG PHAT//

You may also participate by reciting the Guru Rinpoche mantra (see below) or the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche. Click here for Ayang Rinpoche's teaching on the Seven-Line Prayer, and the prayer in Tibetan and English.


OM AH HUNG BENZRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG//

Ayang Rinpoche has said that anyone sponsoring Dharma activities gains the same merit as the practitioners. Make a US tax-deductible contribution to the Guru Dragpo puja using PayPal or your credit card by clicking here. Your donation of any amount will be appreciated and will be like a drop of water mixed in an ocean of merit. 

Monks Creating Guru Dragpo Tormas
You may include a dedication for your offering in the name of a loved one, living or deceased, including pets. All names must be submitted to the Amitabha Foundation by February 22 at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.

You may also send a check in USD made out to Amitabha Foundation to: P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. and send the names for dedication to info@amitabhafoundation.us.


Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Fire Rooster!

Becky Loy
for H. E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche and the Amitabha Foundation



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ayang Rinpoche's Recent Phowa Course in Bodhgaya

This year Ayang Rinpoche's annual Phowa course in Bodhgaya will be January 17-26, 2017. Rinpoche teaches in both Tibetan and English. If you are attending and will need translation into another language, please bring a portable FM radio with earpiece and rechargeable batteries.

Find out more about the course and information about attending on our website.

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings. Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge, and your US tax-deductible donation will help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come. Donate any amount online or send a check to our address below.

Wishing you all the best,

Becky Loy
For the Amitabha Foundation USA

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bodhgaya Phowa Course January 17-26

Ayang Rinpoche is a world-renowned master of Phowa (transference of consciousness at the time of death). Rinpoche says, "My Phowa teaching is for a joyful end to one's life. While you are alive, don't forget about preparing for your death, as we don't know when or how our life will end." Read more about Phowa here. Every year Ayang Rinpoche offers his 10-day Phowa Course in the holy city of Bodhgaya, where the Buddha became enlightened. This year the course will be January 17-26, 2017.

Bodhgaya is extremely crowded this time of year, but if you would like to make last-minute arrangements to attend, you may find links to some travel arrangements and logistics and a Bodhgaya Teaching Site Map on our website. Here are direct links to the Daily Schedule and 2017 Flyer.

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings. Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge, and your US tax-deductible donation will help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come. Donate any amount online or send a check to our address below.

Happy New Year---May all beings benefit!

Becky Loy

For the Amitabha Foundation USA