Ayang Rinpoche holds annual Drubchens at his monasteries at Dechen Choekhor Ling in Mundgod and Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling in Bylakuppe. The Annual Drubchen at Bylakuppe this year is Amitabha Buddha and will begin August 6, the holy day of Chokhor Duchen, celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni’s first turning of the wheel of Dharma. The Amitabha Drupchen will last until approximately August 23, depending on when the total count of 1 billion Buddha Amitabha mantra is accumulated. The Vajra Master for the Drupchen is Khenpo Konchog Tashi. All the Rinpoches, Khenpos, Monks, Nuns and Lay people will be chanting Buddha Amitabha mantras to accumulate the 1 billion total during the Drubchen.
Ayang Rinpoche requests that all Buddhist practitioners and others associated with the Amitabha Foundation worldwide contribute
to this practice and send their recitations of the Buddha Amitabha Mantra to accumulate the 1 billion total. Mantras may be accumulated and the totals sent in daily between August 6 and August 16.
Send your mantra totals through the Amitabha Foundation in your own country, or directly to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please do not send your mantra totals to more than one email address.
The Buddha Amitabha mantra is OM AMI DEWA HRI.
The total expenses of the Drubchen is approximately $30,000. 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.