HE Choeje Ayang Rinpoche


In Bodhgaya: 10 Levels Amitabha and Introduction to True Nature of Mind

Mahabodhi Statue

Shakyamuni Statue at the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya

December 24-28, 2015 Ayang Rinpoche will give his Amitabha 10-Level Teachings in Bodhgaya, the holy place of Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment.

December 29-January 4, 2016 he will hold interviews for those wanting to take his Introduction to True Nature of Mind teachings. Everyone is required to have an interview before being allowed to attend these teachings.

January 5, 2016 Rinpoche will give his Introduction to True Nature of Mind teachings

[NOTE: There will be no Phowa Course in Bodhgaya this winter.]

Please make your hotel and travel arrangements as soon as possible, as Bodhgaya is always full of pilgrims in December and January.

Bodhgaya Logistics and Travel Information and Bodhgaya teachings site map

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings.


Yellow Dzambhala puja November 20-26 in Bylakuppe

Dzambhala at Amitabha Retreat Center in Nepal

The annual Dzambhala puja, also called Yangdrup, at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe will be held this year from November 20-26. Yellow Dzambhala is an emanation of Ratnasambhava, one of the five buddha families, whose enlightened activity is increasing and whose essence is generosity. Some people practice Dzambhala to achieve spiritual prosperity, although this deity is also associated with wealth and prosperity in the material world. Dzambhala practice is said to bring wealth, prosperity, success, good fortune and luck, long life and wisdom. He is depicted holding a mongoose spouting jewels.

Ayang Rinpoche has said that anyone sponsoring Dharma activities gains the same merit as the practitioners. The full cost of the puja for 280 monks, nuns, khenpos and lamas is $21,650. The monastery will appreciate your donation of any amount (tax deductible for US donors). It will be like a drop of water mixed with an ocean of merit.

Names of loved ones for dedication prayers will be accepted until November 18, 2015.


Dzambhala puja sponsor
Names for prayers:

You may also send a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001

For those who want to chant the Dzambhala mantra:  OM DZAMBHALA DJARDIN DJAYA SOHA.

May all beings benefit!

San Jose Phowa Course & Achi Empowerment *Venue Change*

We are happy to announce that Rinpoche will be arriving in San Francisco Friday, September 11. If you would like to greet him at the airport, he will arrive at 8:18 pm on United Airlines flight UA1731 at SFO.
Phowa Course
September 12-19, 2015
Download the revised daily schedule here. There will be many sessions open to the public.
September 12, 2015, 2 PM – Buddha Amitabha Empowerment
September 20, 2015, 11 AM – Achi  Chokyi Drolma Empowerment
Note change in venues:

September 12-15: 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
September 16-22: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111

For more information please contact the organizer (th97quach@gmail.com).


Ayang Rinpoche’s California visit DELAYED

Due to unexpected circumstances, Ayang Rinpoche’s arrival in the US has been delayed, and his Phowa Course can not start as scheduled on September 01, 2015. Rinpoche said that we can gather together to recite Amitabha mantra and practice visualization while we are waiting for him. If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, or have already arrived in San Jose from out of town planning to attend this retreat, please contact the organizer (th97quach@gmail.com or 408-923-8888) and let her know if you are coming for Amitabha mantra recitation accumulation and visualization sessions.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Rinpoche’s teaching schedule for California and more in 2015

Please see the attached flyer detailing Ayang Rinpoche’s teachings and other activities in San Jose, California. The Phowa Course is September 1-11. We are also pleased to announce that Rinpoche will also give the Achi Chökyi Drolma Empowerment September 12. Click here for the detailed schedule.

The fundraising dinner with Rinpoche to support earthquake relief efforts and repair of the Amitabha Retreat Center in Nepal has been rescheduled to September 10. There will also be a boat trip on San Francisco Bay for the scattering of ashes of loved ones, a prayer for world peace, and the release of white doves on September 13. Click here for more details of these two events.

Click here for the registration form. Contact Silvie at 408-923-8888 or th97quach@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Please note: We are still waiting for confirmation of Rinpoche’s US visa.


Here are links to Rinpoche’s other upcoming teachings and activities.

Toronto, Canada

August 8-12, 2015, Amitabha 10-Levels; August 13-15, Introduction to True Nature of Mind interviews and teaching; and August 16, Achi empowerment. Please contact Ivy Zhu at ivyzhu@gmail.com for details and to register. Here are the updated schedule and guidelines.

Read about their online fundraising auction August 1-12 here.

Vancouver, Canada

August 22-26, 2015, Vajrasattva Outer, Inner and Secret Teachings. Click here for details. Please contact Amitabha Foundation Vancouver at 604-726-5106 or amitabhafoundation.vancouver@gmail.com to register.


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

October 9-27, 2015, Phowa Course. Click here for details.


Bodhgaya, India

December 24-28, 2015, Amitabha 10-Level Teachings; December 29-January 4, 2016,Interviews for Introduction to True Nature of Mind (mandatory to take teachings); January 5, 2016, Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings [NOTE: There will be no Phowa Course in Bodhgaya this year.]


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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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