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.

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