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, March 1, 2016

2016 News letter

The magnificent Buddha Amitabha temple and retreat center built in Nepal by His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche and consecrated in May 2013, was seriously damaged during the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Due to Rinpoche's foresight in building to the highest engineering standards, the retreat cottages were undamaged, as was the major temple structure. However, the superb frescoes and other artwork did suffer major damage, and there was considerable cracking in the structure. [View more photographs of the damage here.]

With the recent re-opening of the India-Nepal highway, work can now begin to repair the temple. We appeal to the generosity of all students and supporters of Rinpoche to assist in this great work. Even if you made an offering to support this work last year, please consider how this retreat center was created due to the great vision of H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche and will benefit countless beings, not only in the present day, but for generations to come.

Donations (tax-deductible in the US) can be made online or by mailing a check to:
Amitabha Foundation
Post Office Box 2572
Aptos, California 95001

If a US tax deduction is not necessary, you may make your donation directly to any of the various Amitabha Foundation organizations outside the United States or directly to the Amitabha Foundation Nepal account:
Account Number: 01104098701
Account Name: Amitabha Foundation
Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal
Swift Code: SCBLNPKA
Bank Address: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd, Naya Baneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
GPO Box : 3990; Fax : 977 - 1 - 4780762

Temple address: Amitabha Foundation
Buddha Nilkantha Nagarpalika
Area No. - 12
Kathmandu, Nepal
Ayang Rinpoche's Scheduled Teachings
Hong Kong
Phowa Course 
February 25 to March 6, 2016

Life Release
March 7, 2016

Rinpoche's other teachings in 2016 will be posted as soon as we receive his schedule.
Other Ways You Can Help
Nurse or Doctor Needed

Are you a trained nurse or physician who would be willing to volunteer your time in a rewarding setting? There is an urgent need at Ayang Rinpoche's monastery in Bylakuppe, South India for a new medical professional. Download a full description of the position here.

Click here to see Ani Samten's "Month in Pictures at the Monastery"

Can you Sponsor a Child?
The Amitabha Foundation has been facilitating sponsorships for monks and lay children and deserving adults since 1995.

T.Y. - Her father is deceased and she is being cared for by her grandmother. Her uncle is one of the monastery chant masters.

T.P. - He is a deaf, mute, partially paralyzed and mentally challenged Tibetan adult. He need help to purchase medicines.

Others are also waiting for your support. Read more about the program and begin your sponsorship by going to our website or contacting Becky at NY@amitabhafoundation.us.

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Becky Loy, Vice President and Treasurer
Amitabha Foundation
P.O. Box 2572
Aptos, California 95001