Sep 22, 2014
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.
Sep 15, 2014
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.
Jul 16, 2014
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.).
Jul 5, 2014
- Konchog Gelek, Rima Clinic Administrator, inspects the new solar array
We made our goal of $25,000–and more– in only 4 weeks!
Due to the generosity of so many supporters our GlobalGiving Safe Childbirth in Rural Tibet project was fully funded in less than one month. We raised $26,151 in donations and received bonuses totaling $4,500 from GlobalGiving during the June Challenge.
We are so grateful to everyone for making it possible to pay our doctors’ and midwife’s salary for one year and to install electricity in our clinic in Tibet. The electricity will bring light and heat to the clinic, make it possible to freeze and store vaccines and other medicines safely, and to run the ultrasound and other medical equipment. The clinic serves 30-50 people per day, or nearly 15,000 patients annually.
Any additional donations can be made directly to Amitabha Foundation and will go towards further training for our new midwife, clean birthing kits (which cost approximately $50 each, and include soap and a towel for the birth attendant, clean plastic sheet for the mother to lie on, clean blade and string for cutting and tying the umbilical cord, towels to dry the newborn, hat and blanket for the baby, and a 9 month supply of prenatal vitamins.), and a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to replace the ambulance that has served the community since 2007. The vehicle and registration fees will cost approximately $20,000. Having a reliable source of transportation to hospital has already saved several mothers’ and infants’ lives in our community.
We sincerely thank the 250 people who donated and many others who spread our story through Facebook and their other social networks for helping us reach and surpass our $25,000 goal so quickly. Check out photos of the new solar electricity installation here. Because of GlobalGiving and YOU we will be able to pay the balance due for the installation, and get caught up with salaries for our clinic staff.
Jun 6, 2014
We are using Global Giving, an international fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations, to raise money for our clinic and safe childbirth program in Tibet. Because of everyone’s generosity, we will now be listed as a permanent partner with Global Giving. We have already raised a total of $22,194 toward our goal of $25,000. We are currently in first place among all the projects, so we have a good chance to receive an additional $5,000 in bonuses on June 30, 2014. You can check the Leaderboard to follow our progress. Make a donation online or by check or wire transfer today, to help take us to the goal!!
Make checks payable to GlobalGiving Foundation, put “Amitabha Foundation Project #17151″ in the memo line, and mail it to: GlobalGiving, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20005
Click here to read about our project and to help! Your donation and support through your social media network benefits the Tibetan nomads in Ayang Rinpoche’s birthplace area immediately, and also gives us access to corporate sponsorship and grants, and a broader base of donors for our public health work. Make a donation in someone’s name and they will receive a card acknowledging your gift.