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Shitro Empowerment in Hong Kong

Over one thousand sangha members attended Ayang Rinpoche’s recent 4-day 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities (Shitro) empowerment hosted by the Amitabha Foundation Hong Kong. The ceremonies, which were translated into Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and English, concluded with a powerful Shitro puja and tsok offering officiated by 13 khenpos, lamas and monks from Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, and from the Palyul Nyingma centers in Hong Kong and Taiwan. View more photos on Facebook.

 

Preparing the venue

 

Creating the 100 deities mandala shrine

 

East side of the shrine

 

East side of the mandala

 

Ayang Rinpoche, khenpos, lamas and monks

 

Amitayus shrine for long life

 

Receiving siddhis (accomplishment blessings) on the last day

Upcoming Schedule: Taiwan, Bodhgaya

November 10-19, 2017

Phowa Course, Taipei, Taiwan

Course Schedule; for more information or to register amitabhfoundationtw@gmail.com

 

January 5-14, 2018

Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya, India

 

 

Ogyen Lhamo, Rinpoche’s mother-in-law, passes

Ayang Rinpoche Carries Out Phowa Ceremony for Ogyen Lhamo

Ogyen Lhamo, the mother of Ayang Rinpoche’s wife True Lhamo, passed away on August 11, Friday at 8:15 am in Bylakuppe, South India. She was 86. 

(Left) Ogyen Lhamo and (Right) Ogyen Lhamo with Lama Kalsang Rinpoche, Truelha’s father and founder of Kagyu Nalanda Monastery, India

 

A Jinsek (fire offering) cremation ceremony for Ogyen Lhamo was performed yesterday in Bylakuppe, South India, by five different monasteries: Namdroling, presided by Lama Sonam Gyamtso; Drukpa Kagyu, presided by Khenpo Nyedon; Karma Kagyu, presided by Terton Samten Lingpa; Sakya, presided by Lama Kunga Lobsang; and Drikung Kagyu, presided by Ayang Rinpoche.

If you would like to make an offering to Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in memory of Ogyen Lhamo, please do so below, or send a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to Post Office Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. Donations made through the Amitabha Foundation US are tax deductible in the US only. Rinpoche has indicated that all donations made in her name will be used for the 49 days prayer rituals and to build a memorial stupa for her.

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Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings in Toronto, May 13-14

Ayang Rinpoche will give Introduction to the True Nature of Mind teachings in Toronto, May 13-14, 2017, 9:00am—12:00pm & 3:00pm—6:00pm. For more information and to register, download the flyer in English, Chinese and Vietnamese here.

You can choose any of the following ways to register for the course:

1. Please click the link :http://amitabhafoundation.ca/2017-tnm/
2. Email us at info@amitabhafoundation.ca,
3. Join us in wechat group for registration
4. Text message to 647-909-3288
Suggestion Donation: Free to attend

Address: 781 Warden AVE. Toronto, ON, M1L 4C2

Pre-requirements:  You must have taken refuge ordination before. If this is your first time attending the True Nature of Mind teaching, you must first have an interview with Ayang Rinpoche.  If you attended Ayang Rinpoche’s True Nature of Mind teaching before, you don’t need to be interviewed again and can directly register for the course.

If you need an interview for this teaching, please register with Toronto Amitabha Foundation ASAP. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, and indicate that you need an interview. If you require a receipt mailed from us, please also provide your mailing address.

More details regarding this teaching will be found  online.

100 Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) Puja in Bylakuppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From March 6-12, 2017, Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, South India will hold the annual Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja to welcome in Losar (Tibetan New Year, February 27) and celebrate Chötrul Düchen (March 12). Chötrul Düchen is one of the four holy Buddhist festivals commemorating significant events in the life of the Buddha. During the first fifteen days of the new year, the Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples to increase their devotion. During this time, it is believed that the effects of positive actions are multiplied ten million times.

Ayang Rinpoche said about the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities practice, “It is the essence of the 6,400,000 Dzogchen tantras, and merely hearing this teaching cuts through birth in the lower realms; merely understanding it causes one to travel to the ground of great bliss (mahasukha); bringing its meaning to mind causes one to accomplish the irreversible state of the spontaneously arisen awareness holder.  For everyone who connects with this teaching there will be great purpose and meaning.” H.E. Ayang Rinpoche, 2009 (Trans. Tyler Dewar). Read a short excerpt of this teaching from Ayang Rinpoche’s 2009 Karma Lingpa Shitro empowerment in Garrison, New York.

“Any one who has family members, friends or loved ones who have died and would like to make donations and dedicate it to them, it [Shitro] is the best opportunity.”  If you would like to make offerings to support the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Puja online please use the link below. You may also send a cheque to the Amitabha Foundation in your own country (see links on our homepage). Email the names of persons or pets for whom you are requesting prayers (either living or who have passed) to info@amitabhafoundation.us. Names of loved ones must be received by March 9, 2017 to be included in the prayer list for the monastery, but offerings are welcome at any time.

Support the 2017 Shitro puja with butterlamps, tsok, money offerings and tea/meals for the monks and lamas with an online donation using PayPal or your credit card:


Puja sponsor
Names for prayers:



You may also send your donation directly to the monastery’s bank account using the information below.

Account Number 17082200011214
Account Name Drikung Charitable Society
Bank Name Syndicate Bank, Bylakuppe -571104 Branch
Bank Address Kagyudpa Monastic InstituteP.O.Bylakuppe 571104, Mysore District Karnataka State, India

Swift Codes for:

  • US dollars: SYNBIN BB 118 BKTRUS 33
  • UK Pound: SYNBIN BB 118 BARCCB 22
  • Euro: SYNBIN BB 118 DUTCH BANK-953492610
  • Swiss Franc: SYNBINN BB 118 UBSWCH2H 80A

 

Click here to see a list of all the annual pujas at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, with the lunar calendar dates. The Western calendar dates will be posted as soon as they are announced.

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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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