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Nedren Ceremony for Liberation of Dead Beings

Ayang Rinpoche performs the Nedren Ceremony of Liberating Dead Beings

 

At the conclusion of this year’s Phowa Course in Bodhgaya, Ayang Rinpoche will carry out  a Liberation for Dead Beings prayer ceremony (Nedren).

This is a ceremony to help sentient beings who have died and are wandering in the bardo. Through symbols, seed syllables and traditional rituals, the dead being’s consciousness is drawn in and transferred to Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land. This ceremony is not only effective for beings who have recently died but can even be done many years after one’s passing.

You may make an offering on behalf of loved ones or pets, or any other beings, no matter how long ago they have passed. All names must be submitted by Wednesday, January 10 at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. Donations for the Liberation Prayers are tax-deductible in the USA, and support Ayang Rinpoche’s Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya.


Liberation Prayers
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2018 Bodhgaya Phowa Course–Revised Daily Schedule

Rinpoche and Phowa participants circumambulating the Mahabodhi stupa

Chöje Ayang Rinpoche offers his 10-day Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya, India, January 5-14, 2018. For those of you who are attending and don’t understand Tibetan, please bring an AM/FM radio with ear buds or head phones to listen to simultaneous translation of English and other languages.

Download the Revised Daily Schedule, or click here for more information about logistics related to Bodhgaya and the Phowa course.

Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge. Make a year-end US tax-deductible donation to help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come.


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Wealth Deity Puja in Bylakuppe

Namsey, also known as Vaishravana, a form of the wealth deity Dzambhala

 

In this tenth lunar month, as 2017 and the year of the Fire Rooster is drawing to a close, Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in India will hold its annual Wealth Deity Puja December 3-9, 2017.

A wealth deity puja, or Yangdrup, is an extensive 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.

This year the annual Yangdrup will focus on Namsey, also known in Sanskrit as Vaishravana, a powerful god of wealth and fortune similar to the well-known Dzambhala. Lamas, monks and nuns at the monastery will also do Guru Rinpoche offering prayers during the Yangdrup.

The total cost of the Yangdrup is approximately $22,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones, including pets, living or dead, and would like to sponsor or donate towards tormas, butter lamps, tsog,  tea, meals, offerings for monks and nuns, or management and travel expenses, may send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country or directly to the monastery’s account (see the information below). For a US-tax-deductible donation you may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation USA, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or use the PayPal button below. Dedications must be received by December 7 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time.


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Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) Drupchen November 11-17, 2017

 

At Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in South India they will hold their annual Vajrakilaya Drupchen (Great Accomplishment puja), November 11-17, 2017. Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) is one of the most effective yidam practices, which are the root of spiritual accomplishment. It 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. Gen Tsewang Tharchin, Ayang Rinpoche’s brother and abbot of the monastery, says, “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 seven full days. There will be no official count of the mantras, but everyone is encouraged to participate by chanting the mantra at home.

OM BENZA KILI KILIYA SARWA BIGHANEN BAM HUNG PHAT

The total cost of the Drubchen is approximately $22,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones living or dead and would like to sponsor or donate towards meals, butter lamp, Tsog,  tea, alter, offerings for monks and nuns, management and travel expenses, may send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country or directly to the monastery’s account (see the information below). For a US-tax-deductible donation you may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation USA, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or use the PayPal button below. Dedications must be received by November 15 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time. Offerings will be forwarded after that date as well.


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800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Maha Parinirvana

The 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Maha Parinirvana will take place in Dehradun, India October 19-25, 2017. The main teachings and programs will be live streamed from 19th – 25th October 2017 between 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM India Standard Time. All devotees in every corner of the earth are invited to live steam the teachings and other programs.

 

This link will be updated automatically to reflect the current live stream over the course of the 7 days program.

 

For further information, please go to jigtensumgon800th.com, or contact the organizers at: info@jigtensumgon800th.com

International Drikung Kagyu Council
PO 48 Kulhan, Sahastradhara Road, Dehra Dun 248001, India

 

Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery will be sending lamas, khenpos and monks to Dehradun to participate in the ceremony. You are welcome to help sponsor their travel and offering expenses with a tax-deductible donation. Send your check to Amitabha Foundation, P. O. Box 2572, Aptos, CA 95001 or donate online:


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You may also wire your offering directly to Drikung Charitable Society, although this will not be tax deductible in the US.

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HE Choeje Ayang Rinpoche

Considered the world's living Phowa master – a lineage-holder of both the Nyingma and Drikung Phowa he continues the unbroken line of Drikung Phowa lamas from Buddha Vajradhara.



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