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.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

True Nature Of Mind Practice

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

When the innate nature is not known, we chase the tail of thoughts. In other words, whenever something pops up we are immediately caught up in that, without hesitating for even a second. Another thing comes up, and we chase after that, and the same with a third and a fourth. There is no break in between. This is due to the two big villains, the two types of ignorance.

The great demon of co emergent ignorance is simply forgetting our natural state. The other ignorance is conceptualizing ignorance. That happens when you forget your natural state and immediately start to for a thought of what is now experienced. These two nasty demons fool all sentient beings, but in fact, they don’t come from anywhere else than one’s own lack of knowing. Sentient beings are basically fooling themselves, continuously. It does not need to be like this. When our self-existing wakefulness becomes stable in itself as undistracted nonmeditation, the twofold ignorance no longer has any control over us. Until that happens, try remaining in natural awareness. Isn’t it true that after a moment the two ignorances arrive? Again recognize, and they vanish without a trace. This is how to get used to rigpa. This is the root of true meditation training.

In the moment of seeing that mind essence is no “thing” to see ----- in that very instant, you no longer need the duality of something seen and someone that sees. This natural unity is called nonmeditation, because it is not created.

In addition to nonmeditation we need to train in non-distraction. As we train in this, it gradually becomes easier and easier, and the moments of rigpa last longer and longer. The training remains exactly the same: undistracted nonmeditation. That is the whole purpose of recognizing mind essence. That is the whole idea of the pointing out instruction.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Self Retreat

If one wishes to go on retreat at your own home for a few days or even one day, this is a suggested schedule that you can follow. Try as much as possible not to talk to others, nor to engage in other activities. Naturally do not watch television or listen to radio. During the reading sessions, read only materials pertaining to Buddha Dharma. Try to limit one practice each day. Example if you are practicing Vajrasattva, then you should practice Vajrasattva in all the practice sessions during the day. You can substitute your 4:00 pm practice session with another True Nature of Mind practice.

Daily retreat schedule
4:30 Refuge
4:45 Guru Yoga
5:45 Breakfast
6:45 Practice
8:45 Reading session
10:00 True Nature of Mind Practice
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Practice
3:00 Reading session
4:00 Practice
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Reading session
8:00 Practice
10:00 Closing dedication prayer

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Center Practice Schedule Updated

This coming Saturday on Oct 9, 2010 at 9:30 am will Amitabha Chok Offering instead of Profound Phowa practice.  You can bring some food for offering if you wish.  Thank you!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Amitabha Chok on October will be Cancel

Sorry everyone!!  The Amitabha Chok Offering on October 2nd will be Cancel.  So no need to go to the center.  Thank you  ( ^_^!)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Phowa Graphics

For those Vajra Brothers and Sisters who have taken the Phowa Course from Ayang Rinpoche. Here I have uploaded some Phowa Pictures for you to visualize in your practice.  You can download them one by one or one zip file that includes all images. Please click on this link

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya

The XVII Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya will be held December 25, 2010 – January 3, 2010.
For further information please click here to the website.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Phowa Course in KIEV, UKRAINE

For Ayang Rinpoche's Phowa Course information and registration form in Kiev, Ukraine Click here
for the schedule click here

Ayang Rinpoche flyer of Eugene Sept. 19-22, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

H. H. Ayang Rinpoche will bestow Phowa course, Vancouver, BC

     Ayang Rinpoche has agreed to bestow the precious Phowa teaching again in September of 2010 in Vancouver. It will be a full ten days of teachings, empowerments and practice.
We all know that death is the inevitable final event of our life. With this knowledge of Phowa, we will be able to transform this fearful and uncertain event into a glorious moment where we can take charge and achieve a better rebirth.
In the 8th century Buddha Amitabha transmitted Phowa practice, the transference of consciousness, to Padmasambhava. Since then, this practice had been passed from Guru to student uninterruptedly to present day. This “transference of consciousness” is the Tibetan Buddhist method for attaining a better rebirth, liberation or enlightenment at the moment of death or in the after-death Bardo. Phowa can appeal to those who, although ignorant of the vast traditions of Dharma, have a natural concern about their future death. Additionally, some of the signs of accomplishment of Phowa practice are physical and visible and often appear after only a short time of practice.
His Eminence K.C. Choeje Ayang Rinpoche was born into a nomadic family in eastern Tibet after numerous auspicious signs appeared. He was recognised to be a reincarnate Drikung Kagyu lama by a delegation of high lama including Ayang Drubchen Tenpal Nyinpa. Melong Drubchen, Traleg Kyamgon, Chabdra Rinpoche (the tutor Of H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon), and the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa. After finishing his studies and receiving many teachings he went on pilgrimage in Tibet to many of the holy places of Guru Rinpoche, doing a lengthy retreat at Phulung, where Guru Rinpoche practiced Phowa for a long time.

Date: 7th to 16th September, 2010
Donation : $400, early registration $350 before 1st August
Venue: 4025 Triumph St.
Email: amitabhafoundation.vancouver@gmail.com
Enquiries: 604 726 5106