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, August 17, 2020


The annual Dorje Phagmo Prayer Ceremony (puja) at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Bylakuppe will be held this year August 31 - September 4.

Dorje Phagmo (Skt. Vajra Varahi) is a form of Vajra Yogini. She is one of the main deities for self-visualization in Ngöndro (preliminary practices) and other generation stage meditations practiced by all the lineages in Vajrayana Buddhism.

The main guardian deity of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, Achi Chökyi Drolma, is an emanation of Vajra Yogini.

Ayang Rinpoche said about Vajra Yogini (Sydney, March 2018)

"Among all the wisdom dakinis, Vajra Yogini is the highest. She represents the True Nature of Mind, Prajnaparamita, the mother of all the Buddhas of the three times and ten directions." 


Visit our website for Vajra Yogini's mantras.


Make an auspicious connection with the Dorje Phagmo Puja and help support the monastery at this challenging time by sending an offering to the Drikung Charitable Society account


For a tax-deductible donation in the U.S., please send your check to the Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or donate online


You may send names for dedication to info@amitabhafoundation.us until August 30 at 5 PM Pacific time. Donations are welcome at any time.

May all beings benefit!



For Ayang Rinpoche and everyone at Amitabha Foundation USA


Becky Loy, Treasurer

Amitabha Foundation

P.O. Box 2572

Aptos, California 95001




Phowa Practice with Ayang Rinpoche 

Full Moon Days (to be announced)

Here are the scheduled times for different countries:

USA Hawaii - 12:30 am

Canada/ USA West Coast - 3:30 am

Canada/ USA East Coast - 6:30 am

Paris - 12.30 pm

Moscow - 13.30 (1:30 pm)

India - 16.00 (4:00 pm)

Vietnam - 17.30 (5:30 pm)

Hong Kong / Taiwan - 18.30 (6:30 pm)

Japan - 19.30 (7:30 pm)

Sydney - 20.30 (8:30 pm)