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Tibet Safe Childbirth Project – Year End Update

A New Tibetan Medicine Business to Support the Rima Clinic in Eastern Tibet


Midwife Yongzhi dispenses traditional Tibetan medicines in the clinic 

Doctor O Yul Tsering demonstrates his grinding machine, used to prepare traditional medicines

During our annual trip to Rima in August of 2018 we provided funding for salaries for the clinic staff and to purchase another year’s worth of clean Birthing Kits. We also worked with the clinic staff to develop a business plan, as they have been wanting to create a self-supporting medicine making business for several years. We were able to make significant progress this year, due to a small grant awarded by the Rowell Fund. This is helping to fulfill a promise we made in 2004 at the beginning of our Safe Childbirth project to His Holiness the Seventeen Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who asked us to incorporate traditional medicines as we built and staffed a new clinic in this area.

Please help us continue our work providing health care and education in this rural Tibetan community, particularly to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants. Make a one-time or recurring donation today.


Safe Childbirth Donation




Safe Childbirth Sponsorship



Other ways to support the Amitabha Foundation and Ayang Rinpoche’s religious and humanitarian projects (contact info@amitabhafoundation.us for details):

(1)  Make a gift of stock.

(2)  List the Amitabha Foundation (EIN 95-4111288) as a beneficiary on your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement account, or in your will.

(3)  If you are over 70 ½ years old, request that your IRA administrator make your required minimum distribution to the Amitabha Foundation, and save on your taxes while benefitting our charitable activities.

(4) Visit our website to donate directly to Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery account.

Traditional herbal mixtures ready to grind; Finished herbal medicine; Dispensary; Clinic hallway

 

 

 

2019 Bodhgaya 10-Levels Buddha Amitabha and Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings

Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will offer teachings on Buddha Amitabha Ten Levels and Introduction to True Nature of Mind this year in Bodhgaya instead of his Phowa Course.

  • December 30 – January 3  Amitabha Ten Levels Teachings
  • January 4-5  Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings

In order to take the Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings, you must have a personal interview with Rinpoche between December 25-29 in Bodhgaya and receive his permission to take the teachings, or have received prior permission from Rinpoche.

For those of you who are attending and don’t understand Tibetan, please bring an AM/FM radio with ear buds or head phones to listen to simultaneous translation of English and other languages.

Click here for information about logistics related to Bodhgaya and the location of the teachings.

Rinpoche will give these teachings in Bodhgaya again free of charge. You can make a year-end US tax-deductible donation to help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come.


Bodhgaya Teaching Sponsorship



Dzambhala Wealth Deity Puja in Bylakuppe

Wealth deity, Dzambhala

 

Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in India will hold its annual Wealth Deity Puja November 10-16, 2018.

A wealth deity puja, or Yangdrup, is an extensive ritual to generate “Yang”, the powerful magnetizing properties associated with fortune and luck. This in turn creates all opportunities to ensure accomplishment in spiritual practice, as well as an abundance of wealth, prosperity, success, good fortune, luck, long life and wisdom in a person’s personal, business and family life.

This year the annual Yangdrup will focus on Namsey, also known in Sanskrit as Vaishravana, a powerful god of wealth and fortune similar to the well-known Dzambhala. Lamas, monks and nuns at the monastery will also do Guru Rinpoche offering prayers during the Yangdrup.

The total cost of the Yangdrup is approximately $22,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones, including pets, living or dead, and would like to sponsor or donate towards tormas, butter lamps, tsog,  tea, meals, offerings for monks and nuns, or 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. Dedications must be received by November 14 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time. Donations are welcome anytime.


Puja sponsor
Names for prayers:



Liberation Prayers at Phowa Course in Hawaii October 21

Rinpoche will carry out the Liberation of Dead Beings Ceremony (Neydren) on October 21 during the Amitabha Tsok. To participate, submit the names of your deceased loved ones with your offering below.


Liberation Prayers
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H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will give his Phowa Course in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 11-21, 2018. Rinpoche will teach in English, with Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese translation provided.

There is no fee to attend the Phowa Course, but registration is strongly recommended to reserve your space. There are opportunities to sponsor the Phowa Course during registration, by credit card below, and by sending a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001.

Venue: Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial, Alfred Los Bano Hall
2685 N. Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI 96819

Hawaii Phowa Course Information Sheet:
English
Vietnamese
Chinese

Hawaii Phowa Course Daily Schedule:
English
Vietnamese
Chinese

Register Today!

Make an auspicious connection with Rinpoche’s first Phowa Course in Hawaii by making an offering of any amount. During registration and in the Phowa Course Information Sheet you will find other opportunities for sponsoring the course (Rinpoche’s, attendants’ and translators’ airfare, accommodations and meals; venue rental, etc.). Please email info@amitabhafoundation.us for details.


Phowa Course sponsor



Dorje Phurba Drupchen in Bylakuppe

Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) Drupchen October 12-18, 2018

Dedications due by 5 PM Monday, October 15

At Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in South India they will hold their annual Vajrakilaya Drupchen (Great Accomplishment puja), October 12-18, 2018. Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) is one of the most effective yidam practices, which are the root of spiritual accomplishment. It is known in the Tibetan Buddhist world as the most powerful means of destroying the forces counteracting compassion and of purifying obscurations and negativity.  The phurba, or wisdom dagger, is a symbol of our unchangeable true nature of mind. Gen Tsewang Tharchin, Ayang Rinpoche’s brother and abbot of the monastery, says, “Vajrakilaya is the best practice to clear away any kind of obstacles.”

All the monastery’s lamas, monks, nuns and associated lay people in the community will do elaborate offering prayers and chant the Vajrakilaya mantra for seven full days. There will be no official count of the mantras, but everyone is encouraged to participate by chanting the mantra at home.

OM BENZA KILI KILIYA SARWA BIGHANEN BAM HUNG PHAT

The total cost of the Drubchen is approximately $22,000. 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. Dedications must be received by October 15 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time. Offerings will be forwarded to the monastery after that date as well.


Puja sponsor
Names for prayers:



 

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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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