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New Global Giving Campaign to Support Safe Childbirth in Tibet

Dr. Ngagay checking a newborn at Rima Village Clinic

In honor of the U.S. holiday of Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016, we are kicking off a new fundraising campaign through Global Giving to support our clinic in Tibet. In 2014 we raised $27,165 and in 2015 another $5,025 for our Safe Childbirth in Tibet project through Global Giving. Our success was due to the exceptional generosity of friends of the Amitabha Foundation, and their friends reached through Facebook, Twitter and other online social media.

Our goal this year is to raise $30,000, enough to pay health workers’ salaries for 1 year, provide training and supplies to reduce infant mortality and purchase a new ambulance for the Rima Village Clinic in Ayang Rinpoche’s birthplace area in Eastern Tibet. Read more about our Global Giving project here, or make a donation now. You can pay online or by check.

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Even if you have very limited financial resources, you can help us raise money for this important cause by creating your own personalized fundraising page for this project. You could set one up to commemorate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, your birthday, your wedding, the marathon you’re about to run, your new business venture, to remember a loved one, or for any other reason you can think of!

Share our project on Twitter or Facebook, so we can reach others who will care about saving mothers’ and infants’ lives in this remote area on the Tibetan Plateau. Every new person you connect with could make the difference in providing a clean home birth with an educated birth attendant and access to emergency care.

Thank you for caring!

Fundraising appeal to repair Amitabha Retreat Center in Nepal Opak Kyilkhor Chöling

Opak Kyilkhor Choling, Nepal

The magnificent Buddha Amitabha temple and retreat center built in Nepal by His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche and consecrated in May 2013, was seriously damaged during the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.

Due to Rinpoche’s foresight in building to the highest engineering standards, the retreat cottages were undamaged, as was the major temple structure. However, the superb frescoes and other artwork did suffer major damage, and there was considerable cracking in the structure. [View more photographs of the damage here.]

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With the recent re-opening of the India-Nepal highway, work can now begin to repair the temple. We appeal to the generosity of all students and supporters of Rinpoche to assist in this great work. Even if you made an offering to support this work last year, please consider how this retreat center was created due to the great vision of H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche and will benefit countless beings, not only in the present day, but for generations to come.

Donations (tax-deductible in the US) can be made online (see below) or by mailing a check to:

Amitabha Foundation

Post Office Box 2572

Aptos, California 95001

 


Nepal Repairs



If a US tax deduction is not necessary, please make your donations directly to the various Amitabha Foundation organizations outside the United States or directly to the Amitabha Foundation Nepal account:
Account Number 01104098701
Account Name Amitabha Foundation
Bank Name Standard Chartered Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal
Swift Code SCBLNPKA
Bank Address: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd, Naya Baneswor, Kathmandu, NepalGPO Box : 3990Fax : 977 – 1 – 4780762

Temple address: Amitabha Foundation
Kapan
Buddha Nilkantha Nagarpalika
Area No. – 12
Kathmandu, Nepal

Long Life Ceremony (Tenshug) Underway

The Tenshug (Long Life) Ceremony for H. E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche at Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling Monastery in Bylakuppe continues April 30 to May 3 2015.

Read more about the Tenshug ceremony.  For additional photos visit H.E. Choeje Ayang Rinpoche on Facebook. Offerings to support the ceremony are welcome.

Tenshug shrine

Long Life Shrine (photo by Ani Samten)

H.E. Togden Rinpoche Arrives for Tenshug in Bylakuppe

Togden Rinpoche in Bylakuppe

H.E. Togden Rinpoche, Dorje Lopon for Ayang Rinpoche’s Tenshug (photo by Ani Samten)

H.E. Ayang Rinpoche welcoming H.E. Togden Rinpoche to his monastery in Bylakuppe, India

H.E. Ayang Rinpoche Supervises the Preparations for the Tenshug

Effigy for Tenshug in Bylakuppe

Effigy of Ayang Rinpoche for his Tenshug (photo by Ani Samten)

 

 

Nepal Earthquake Prayers and Support

Ayang Rinpoche advises all our sangha members to chant as many Buddha Amitabha mantras and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche as possible for the people affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Rinpoche has arranged that donations can be made for humanitarian earthquake relief as well as for repair of the Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center temple. Please scroll down to find the links.

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You may send your donations directly to the Amitabha Foundation Nepal account (see below; indicate either “Nepal relief” or “temple repair”), or make a US tax-deductible donation by credit card or PayPal for Humanitarian Relief or Temple Repair. You may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation, P. O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. Please indicate on your check either “Nepal relief” or “temple repair”, or how you would like the funds divided.

For direct wire transfer to Amitabha Foundation Nepal:

Account Number 01104098701
Account Name Amitabha Foundation
Bank Name Standard Chartered Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal
Swift Code SCBLNPKA
Bank Address Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd, Naya Baneswor, Kathmandu, NepalGPO Box : 3990, Nepal

 

Ayang Gompa in Tibet to be consecrated August 8, 2014

Ayang Gompa Tibet 2013

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 visited the area in 2003, 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 that time.  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 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.).


Consecration sponsor



Rinpoche will also be visiting the clinic to see the new solar electricity and heating system and meet the doctors, midwife and Community Health Educators who have been working for our Safe Home Childbirth program. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful medical and public health professionals, grantors and individual donors who have supported our Tibetan health and education projects over the past 10 years, especially those who donated to and shared our June GlobalGiving campaign.

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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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