Shakyamuni Statue at the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya
We are sorry for the inconvenience to those who have already traveled to Bodhgaya to take Ayang Rinpoche’s 10-Levels Amitabha Teachings, but Rinpoche has changed his schedule for Bodhgaya this year. As there are many people from Nepal who wanted to practice Phowa for their loved ones who were lost during the April 2015 earthquake, Rinpoche could not disappoint them and had to change the schedule. He will now be giving his Phowa Course as well as Introducing True Nature of Mind Teachings.
December 24, 2015 – January 1, 2016 XXII Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya, the holy place of Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment.
January 2-4, 2016 – Interviews for those wanting to take his Introducing True Nature of Mind teachings. Everyone is required to have an interview before being allowed to attend these teachings.
January 5, 2016 – Introducing True Nature of Mind teachings
January 6, 2016 – Milarepa Tsog Offering Prayer
This is what Rinpoche wrote regarding taking the Introducing True Nature of Mind course in Bodhgaya.
“For those people who have not received Introducing True Nature of Mind Teaching from me before, a private interview will be scheduled from 29 December 2015 to 4 January 2016. If you have not received True Nature of Mind from me before, you are not allowed to receive the teaching without an interview. For those people who have received Introducing True Nature of Mind from me before, you can join the teaching if you want, but there is no need for an interview before the teaching.
People who need an Introducing True Nature of Mind interview must register for a particular day and time. When you reach Bodhgaya please register at the Amitabha Temple new construction site to the right of the Kalachakra ground. Please call Truelha at 09939994993 for more information.
When you register for your interview, you will receive a receipt. You must bring your receipt to your Introducing True Nature of Mind interview, and also to the teaching. Without that receipt you cannot attend the teaching.”
Please make your hotel and travel arrangements as soon as possible, as Bodhgaya is always full of pilgrims in December and January.
Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings. Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge, and your tax-deductible (in the US only) donation will help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come.