HE Choeje Ayang Rinpoche


2015 Phowa Course in Bodhgaya dates announced

Ayang Rinpoche’s next Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya, India will be held 8-17 January 2015. It has not been confirmed yet, but Rinpoche usually gives his Introduction to the True Nature of Mind teachings in odd-numbered years, so this will likely follow directly after the Phowa Course. There will be an opportunity for those who are able to stay after the course to practice together with Rinpoche’s assistant for several additional days. For more information click here.

Upcoming teachings in Taipei and Hong Kong

25 April – 10 May 2014   Taipei, Taiwan (Download the Taipei Vajrasattva retreat schedule as a PDF. For more information click here.)

Outer, Inner, Secret and Innermost Secret Vajrasattva Teachings, Empowerment and Practice Retreat

Achi protector Empowerment and teaching

Blessing ceremony

Phowa group practice

Hong Kong  

13-17 May 2014

Sponsored by Peace of Mind Mercy Foundation.  Call 9726 8469 (via whatsapp). Download the Vajrasattva Teaching daily schedule Hong Kong as a PDF. For more information click here.

Outer, Inner, Secret and Innermost Secret Vajrasattva Teachings, Empowerment and Practice Retreat

Fish release in Vietnam

During Ayang Rinpoche’s recent teaching visit in Vietnam, he led a fish release to save life and accumulate merit for the benefit of all beings.

Vietnam Phowa Course and Teachings

Rinpoche will teach his Phowa Course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 14-23. He will also give the Amitabha Empowerment and teachings in Dong Thap, Binh Duong, and Ha Noi . Please see the Vietnam Schedule for details.

Guru Dragpo Puja at Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling

Guru Dragpo (Wrathful Guru Rinpoche)
Guru Dragpo (Wrathful Guru Rinpoche)

The annual Guru Dragpo puja at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, South India, begins February 22 and continues for 7 days through February 28. Guru Drakpo is practiced at the end of the year to dispel obstacles and purify any remaining negativities in order to usher in happiness and prosperity for the New Year (Losar).

You may participate at home by reciting the Guru Dragpo short mantra:

Guru Dragpo short mantra


You may also participate by reciting the Guru Rinpoche mantra (see below) or the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche. Click here for Ayang Rinpoche’s teaching on the Seven-Line Prayer, and the prayer in Tibetan and English.

Vajra Guru mantra


Ayang Rinpoche has said that anyone sponsoring Dharma activities gains the same merit as the practitioners. If you would like to make a US tax-deductible contribution to the Guru Dragpo puja using PayPal or your credit card, please select the amount of your donation below. The full cost of the puja for 280 monks, nuns, khenpos and lamas is $21,650. Here are some suggestions, but your donation of any amount will be appreciated and will be like a drop of water mixed in an ocean of merit.

Guru Dragpo sponsor

You may also send a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to: 11 South Goodman Street Rochester, New York 14607.

For donors outside the United States, here is the link to make offerings directly to the monastery’s account through the Drikung Charitable Society.

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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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