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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Guru Rinpoche Tsok Offering Prayer June 16


On June 16, the tenth day of the lunar month and Guru Rinpoche's most auspicious day of the year, the annual Guru Rinpoche Tsog offering prayer will be performed at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Bylakuppe, India. Anyone who wishes to make an offering and dedicate it to their loved ones, living or dead, may do so through the Amitabha Foundation in their respective countries.

To those who are new, Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, is a highly revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. His name, meaning "Lotus-Born," signifies the belief that he was miraculously born from a lotus flower. Credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century, he is regarded by many Tibetan Buddhists as a second Buddha and is deeply venerated for his teachings and spiritual achievements.

Read more about Guru Rinpoche's life and legacy on our website.

To make a tax-deductible donation in the US to sponsor the Guru Rinpoche Tsok Offering Prayer, please click here or mail your check made out to Amitabha Foundation, to PO Box 2572, Aptos, CA 95001. To have your dedication included in the Prayer Ceremony, please send your donation by June 14 at 10 pm (Pacific).

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

April Phowa Course in Nepal Postponed


We are sorry to announce that H.E. Choeje Ayang Rinpoche has indefinitely postponed his upcoming Phowa Course in Nepal, originally scheduled for April 11-18, 2024.

Please see Rinpoche’s letter to the sangha, below.

Rinpoche works tirelessly to benefit beings. At this important time, when his health doesn't allow him to travel and teach, we can make offerings to help Rinpoche accomplish his vast Dharma activity quickly.

With love and devotion to our precious Rinpoche,

The Amitabha Foundation USA Sangha

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Send contributions through Amitabha Foundation in your own country, directly to the monastery’s account, or donate online.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Guru Dragpo puja will be held February 2-8, 2024


At the end of each lunar year, it is a tradition at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery to make offerings and perform the puja of Guru Dragpo, a wrathful form of Guru Rinpoche. This clears away negativity and obstacles on both physical and spiritual levels, to prepare for a New Year of opportunity, abundance and good fortune.

The annual Guru Dragpo puja will be held February 2-8, 2024 at Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling. Tibetan New Year (Losar), is February 10th this year, the first day of the Wood Dragon Year. You are welcome to make offerings to support the puja and make donations in honor of loved ones.


Shitro Puja and Ceremony to Liberate Dead Beings

February 18-24



The annual Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja to celebrate the beginning of the lunar new year will begin on February 18th and will conclude on the Full Moon Day of the Miracle Month, February 24th. Read Ayang Rinpoche's short teaching about the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities.

Ayang Rinpoche says the Ceremony to Liberate Dead Beings is the best time to dedicate prayers for the departed beings. Anyone who would like to make offerings and dedicate prayers to family members, friends, loved ones or pets who have passed, please make your offering and send in names of the deceased by Thursday, February 22 at 5 pm (Pacific time) to be included in the prayer list for the Liberation Ceremony.



Thank you for supporting Ayang Rinpoche's activities! We wish you and your loved ones a joyful and prosperous Year of the Wood Dragon,

Your Amitabha Foundation vajra brothers and sisters


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dzambhala, or Wealth Deity Offering Prayer, December 2-6


Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in South India, Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling, will hold their annual Dzambhala, or Wealth Deity Offering Prayer, December 2-6.

Dzambhala is an emanation of Buddha Ratnasambhava, whose enlightened activity is increasing and whose essence is generosity. He is portrayed riding a snow lion and holding victory banner and a jewel-spitting mongoose. Some view the mongoose as triumphant over snakes or nagas, the keepers of wealth.

The offering prayer is also referred to as a Yangdrup, meaning a ritual to generate “Yang”, the powerful magnetizing properties associated with fortune and luck. This in turn creates all opportunities to ensure accomplishment in spiritual practice, as well as an abundance of wealth, prosperity, success, good fortune, luck, long life and wisdom in a person’s personal, business and family life.

People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones, including pets, living or passed, may make offerings for tormas, butter lamps, tsog, tea, meals, offerings for monks and nuns, or other puja expenses, by sending in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country, directly to the monastery’s account, or by donating online. Donations are tax-deductible in the US.

May merit increase and all beings benefit!

Sunday, October 22, 2023


Dear Sangha,

At Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in South India, Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling, they are holding their annual Vajrakilaya Drupchoe Puja, October 20-24, 2023.

Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) is known in the Tibetan Buddhist world as the most powerful means of destroying the forces counteracting compassion and of purifying obscurations and negativity. The phurba, or wisdom dagger, is a symbol of our unchangeable true nature of mind. “Vajrakilaya is the best practice to clear away any kind of obstacles.”

All the monastery’s lamas, monks, nuns and associated lay people in the community will do elaborate offering prayers and chant the Vajrakilaya mantra for five full days. Everyone is welcome to participate by chanting the mantra at home (click here for details).

You are also welcome to make offerings to remove obstacles for yourself, your business, or for a loved one, including pets, whether they are living or deceased. Send donations to the Amitabha Foundation in your own country, or 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 here. Dedications submitted by October 23 at 5 pm (Pacific) will be posted in the temple for the conclusion of the Drubchoe.

May merit increase and all beings benefit,

Your friends at the Amitabha Foundation

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Monday, September 4, 2023


Dear Sangha,

The annual Vajrayogini (Dorje Phagmo) Drupchö (extensive prayer ceremony) concluded September 2, 2023 at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe.


Ayang Rinpoche said about Vajrayogini: “Among all the wisdom dakinis, Vajrayogini is the highest. She represents the True Nature of Mind, Prajnaparamita, the mother of all the Buddhas of the three times and ten directions.” (Sydney, March 2018)


You may still send offerings to support the cost of the Vajrayogini Drupchö and make dedications in the name of a loved one. 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 hereDedications submitted by September 12th at 5 pm Pacific time will be posted in the temple for the conclusion of the Yarney Summer Retreat.

May all beings benefit by our generosity,

Your friends at the Amitabha Foundation

"Between the hermit meditating in the mountains

And the donor who provides his or her sustenance,

There is a link that will lead them to enlightenment together. Dedication of merit is the very heart of this link." [Jetsun Milarepa]

Thursday, August 17, 2023


Dear Sangha,

Yarney, or the annual summer retreat, has begun at Thubten Shedrup Jangchupling, Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, India. The retreat for all the monks and lamas will continue through September 14th.

This is a tradition that goes back to the time of Buddha. Its original purpose was to allow monks to gather and shelter from the monsoon rains and to take time to reflect, pray, meditate, and listen to dharma teachings. 

The first day of the Yarney began with Sojong, a practice for repairing broken vows and replenishing positive virtues, in which many local lay practitioners participate.

During Yarney, a special wooden monastic bell, used since the time of Buddha, is rung to call for lunch and morning prayers. The monks take breakfast and lunch in the temple with the traditional monks’ begging bowl. Each evening, everyone recites aspiration prayers (monlam). Read more and support Yarney here.

On Saturdays, there are philosophy discussions led by the khenpos and loppons, and on Sundays, selected monks display their philosophical debate skills, which leads to lots of laughter and fun for the rest of the monks.

On the last day of Yarney, the monks circumambulate the Amitabha and Achi Temples. Then, for the next three days, the monks have a picnic and party, with games and entertainment. Please click here for more details and photos.


Ayang Rinpoche reminds us that another benefit of the retreat is that it gives faithful patrons an opportunity to accumulate merit. It is considered very important for lay people to participate in these virtuous activities through actions such as making offerings for shrine expenses and sponsoring tea and special meals for the sangha.

Support Yarney and dedicate your offering to loved ones, living or deceased. Please send your donation and names by September 12th to be included on the prayer list. Donate online now or visit our website for more options.

May all beings benefit!

Your friends at the Amitabha Foundation

Support Ayang Rinpoche's Projects to Benefit Beings for Generations