HE Choeje Ayang Rinpoche


HH Karmapa recommends Long Life Practices for Ayang Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche

True Lhamo sends this letter to all of Rinpoche’s students, with requests that we all support Long Life prayers for our precious guru, Chöje Ayang Rinpoche: “This is the year of the horse. H.E Ayang Rinpoche, having been born in the year of the horse, is predicted to experience or encounter difficulties. Indeed, this is proving to be correct as Rinpoche’s health has suffered to some extent. Unfortunately, doctors he had been consulting were unable to diagnose his illness, which led to prescription of drugs that were not right. As a result, he is facing some difficulties with his lungs. Fortunately, a few months ago a prominent doctor diagnosed the problem and is prescribing the correct medication for Rinpoche. For H.E Ayang Rinpoche’s long life and to remove his obstacles, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje has instructed us to perform 1,600,000 times Tara prayers and 300,000 times Guru Rinpoche Tsog offering prayers. These are huge prayers and will require significant resources in the monastery to complete them as soon as possible. For this reason, we appeal to all of H. E. Ayang Rinpoche’s disciples to donate towards this urgent activity. Please send donations to:

Account Name: Drikung Charitable Society
Account Number: 17082200011214
Bank Name: Syndicate Bank
Bank Address: P.O. Bylakuppe-571104, Mysore District, Karnataka State, India
Swift Codes: US Dollars: SYNBIN BB 118 BKTRUS 33
UK Pound:  SYNBIN BB 118 BARCCB 22
Euro: SYNBIN BB 118 DUTCHBANK-953492610
Swiss Franc: SYNBIN BB 118 UBSWCH2H 80A

Thank you all, Amitabha Foundation and Drikung Charitable Society”

Those of you who would like to receive a US tax deduction for your contribution may use this link to pay by credit card or PayPal. You may also send a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to 11 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14607. If you live in Canada, Australia, Asia or Europe you may also make your donation through any of the Amitabha Foundations. Here is a link to the contact information for our sister organizations.

Even if you are not able to make a financial contribution to the cost of the pujas, you may make an auspicious connection by reciting the 7-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche or the White Tara Mantra OM TARE TUTARE TURE MAMA AYUR JNANA PUNYE PUSH TING KURU SOHA.

Phowa, Achi and 10-Levels Buddha Amitabha Teachings and Empowerments in Australia

Ayang Rinpoche in Sydney 2011

Teachings will be given in English and translated into Vietnamese. For full brochure and contact information: Sydney Teachings 2014

Fri Nov 28 Rinpoche arrives in Sydney.
Sun Nov 30    2pm Public Talk: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Dying.Vietnamese Community Cultural Centre

6/8 Bibbys Place, Bonnyrigg NSW 2177.


Dec 1 – 10   8am-7pm


Phowa Course.St Joseph’s Retreat Centre

30 Tyson Rd., Bringelly. NSW 2556

Residential, meals provided, airport pickup available.

Registration essential and is at www.amitabhafoundation.org.au

Friday Dec 12   6pm Fund-raising Dinner, Entertainment and Auction with Sydney Vietnamese Community.Liberty Plaza

Level 2, 256-278 Chapel Rd, Bankstown.

Tickets $50 per person.

Thurs Dec 18   10am-6pm Achi Chokyi Drolma empowerment, teaching and practice.Amitabha Foundation

79 Edgeworth David Ave.,Waitara.

Dec 19 – 23   10am-6pm Amitabha 10-Levels empowerment, teaching and practice.Amitabha Foundation

79 Edgeworth David Ave., Waitara.

Sun Dec 28 Rinpoche leaves Sydney.

European Teaching Tour 2014

Ayang Rinpoche will be teaching in Europe during September through November, 2014.

For additional information, please contact the hosts: 2014 Europe contacts

Sept 1 Delhi to Vienna, Austria
Sept 2-4 *Guru Drakpo Empowerment and Teachings
Sept 5-14 *Phowa course near Graz, Austria (Details)
Sept 16 Graz, Austria to Schmiedeberg, Germany
Sept 17-26 Phowa course in Schmiedeberg
Sept 29 Schmiedeberg to Berlin
Oct 1 – 5 Teaching in Berlin
Oct 7 Berlin to Paris
Oct 9– 14 Teachings in Paris (Schedule and Registration form)
Oct 16 Paris to  Rancon, France
Oct 18-27 Phowa course in Rancon (Schedule and Information)
Oct  29 Rancon  to Achen
Oct 31 – Nov 4 10 Levels Buddha Amitabha in Aachen (Information)
Nov 6 Aachen-Paris
Nov 14 Paris to Delhi


Bylakuppe temple construction update

True Lhamo provided these new photos taken in September 2014 of the temple construction at Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe. If you would like to make a donation to help support the monks, pujas or construction at the monastery, please click here.

Bylakuppe 2014-1 Bylakuppe 2014-2 Bylakuppe 2014-5 Bylakuppe 2014-3 Bylakuppe 2014-4





Ayang Gompa in Tibet to be consecrated August 8, 2014

Ayang Gompa Tibet 2013

The present Ayang Rinpoche is the seventh incarnation of the founder of Ayang Monastery in Eastern Tibet (Kham), which was built more than 400 years ago as a branch of the main Drikung monastery. When Rinpoche returned to his birthplace area in the early 2000′s for the first time since leaving Tibet in 1959, he decided that the original monastery was too remote and that the nomad community and the monks would benefit from having it relocated.  Rinpoche received permission from the Chinese government to relocate it on the shores of Nying-je Tso (“The Lake of Compassion”), about 3 hours west of Jyekundo (Chinese, Yushu) in Qinghai province. The new monastery has been under construction since 2003.  Damaged in the great 2010 Yushu earthquake, it is now nearly complete. To see a slide show of monastery photos click here. Ayang Rinpoche will be visiting his monastery in Eastern Tibet for the consecration ceremony, August 8, 2014. To make an auspicious connection with the new monastery and the ceremonies surrounding the consecration, sponsor butterlamps, tsok, tea and bread for the monks, money offerings for the monks and lamas, or ritual offerings (statues, mandalas, bumpas, bowls, capalas, etc.).

Consecration sponsor

Rinpoche will also be visiting the clinic to see the new solar electricity and heating system and meet the doctors, midwife and Community Health Educators who have been working for our Safe Home Childbirth program. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful medical and public health professionals, grantors and individual donors who have supported our Tibetan health and education projects over the past 10 years, especially those who donated to and shared our June GlobalGiving campaign.

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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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