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, January 20, 2023

Opak Kyilkhor Chöling Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal Phowa Course March 16-22, 2023


His Eminence Choje Ayang Rinpoche has been conducting Phowa courses all over the world for over four decades. Rinpoche had plans to teach Phowa in Nepal too when the Amitabha Temple was completed. Unfortunately, it could not happen as planned, due to the Nepal earthquake in 2015 that damaged the newly constructed Amitabha Temple in Kopan.


When the renovation of the temple was complete, the Covid-19 pandemic followed soon thereafter. This affected the whole world and travel and public gatherings were restricted.


However, to fulfill the longtime requests and the fervent wish of many local devotees of Vajrayana followers, Rinpoche has now decided to bestow both the Nyingma and Drikung Lineage Phowa teachings at the Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center, Kopan, Buddanilkantha Nagarpalika Ward-11, Kathmandu Nepal.


For details, download the flyer here. Please note that there are commitments to taking the Phowa course. These are usually 150,000 Long (100 Syllable) Vajrasattva mantras with visualisation, 100,000 Buddha Amitabha mantra with visualisation, plus obtaining a Buddha Amitabha statue or thangka as a support for one's practice.


If Rinpoche offers the Introduction to the True Nature of the Mind, this will probably be after not before the Phowa course. However this has not been confirmed.

Monday, December 26, 2022


As you enjoy Holiday gift giving and time with family and friends, take a moment to remember how much you appreciate our most kind lama and how he embodies the loving kindness, compassion and wisdom you have come to treasure as a result of being introduced to the Buddha Dharma. H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche has brought the undeceiving truth of Dharma to thousands of fortunate practitioners, primarily through the practice of Phowa, the transference of consciousness to the enlightened state at the time of death.


Ayang Rinpoche has abandoned all selfish and personal aims to devote his life only to benefit others. Today, Rinpoche is responsible for nearly 400 monks, several monasteries in Tibet and India, the Amitabha Retreat Center in Nepal, a safe-childbirth program and clinic in Tibet, and ongoing projects to build temples and retreat centers in India.


All of these projects require considerable funding. Rinpoche has not been able to travel around the world for nearly three years–a time when he would ordinarily have received donations from his grateful students for bringing them precious Dharma teachings. By assisting a great Bodhisattva achieve his or her aims, we ourselves acquire great merit: a storehouse of goodness that will bless us in this and future lives.


We urge you to do all you can to help Rinpoche complete the visionary Amitabha Temple Project in Bodhgaya. This temple is designed for one purpose alone: to provide a range of practical benefits, deep solace and powerful inspiration to all people – regardless of religious faith – who visit or see it. Now is the best time for all his students to show their appreciation for Rinpoche’s extraordinary kindness and to support his vision for this Temple Project.


Read About the Amitabha Temple Project in Bodhgaya


We encourage you to make a Year-End donation now so Rinpoche will have the funds he needs to complete this project.