HE Choeje Ayang Rinpoche


Ayang Rinpoche’s California visit DELAYED

Due to unexpected circumstances, Ayang Rinpoche’s arrival in the US has been delayed, and his Phowa Course can not start as scheduled on September 01, 2015. Rinpoche said that we can gather together to recite Amitabha mantra and practice visualization while we are waiting for him. If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, or have already arrived in San Jose from out of town planning to attend this retreat, please contact the organizer (th97quach@gmail.com or 408-923-8888) and let her know if you are coming for Amitabha mantra recitation accumulation and visualization sessions.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Rinpoche’s teaching schedule for California and more in 2015

Please see the attached flyer detailing Ayang Rinpoche’s teachings and other activities in San Jose, California. The Phowa Course is September 1-11. We are also pleased to announce that Rinpoche will also give the Achi Chökyi Drolma Empowerment September 12. Click here for the detailed schedule.

The fundraising dinner with Rinpoche to support earthquake relief efforts and repair of the Amitabha Retreat Center in Nepal has been rescheduled to September 10. There will also be a boat trip on San Francisco Bay for the scattering of ashes of loved ones, a prayer for world peace, and the release of white doves on September 13. Click here for more details of these two events.

Click here for the registration form. Contact Silvie at 408-923-8888 or th97quach@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Please note: We are still waiting for confirmation of Rinpoche’s US visa.


Here are links to Rinpoche’s other upcoming teachings and activities.

Toronto, Canada

August 8-12, 2015, Amitabha 10-Levels; August 13-15, Introduction to True Nature of Mind interviews and teaching; and August 16, Achi empowerment. Please contact Ivy Zhu at ivyzhu@gmail.com for details and to register. Here are the updated schedule and guidelines.

Read about their online fundraising auction August 1-12 here.

Vancouver, Canada

August 22-26, 2015, Vajrasattva Outer, Inner and Secret Teachings. Click here for details. Please contact Amitabha Foundation Vancouver at 604-726-5106 or amitabhafoundation.vancouver@gmail.com to register.


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

October 9-27, 2015, Phowa Course. Click here for details.


Bodhgaya, India

December 24-28, 2015, Amitabha 10-Level Teachings; December 29-January 4, 2016,Interviews for Introduction to True Nature of Mind (mandatory to take teachings); January 5, 2016, Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings [NOTE: There will be no Phowa Course in Bodhgaya this year.]


Rinpoche to teach in the US and Canada Fall 2015

Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land (courtesy of Rubin Museum)

H.E. Choje Ayang Rinpoche will teach in the US and Canada August-September 2015.

Toronto August 8-12, Amitabha 10-Levels Teaching; August 13-15, Introduction to True Nature of Mind interviews and teaching; and August 16, Achi empowerment. Please contact Ivy Zhu at info@termafoundation.org for details and to register. Download the 2015 Toronto Schedule and more information.

Vancouver August 22-26, Vajrasattva Outer, Inner and Secret Teachings. Please contact Amitabha Foundation Vancouver at 604-726-5106 or amitabhafoundation.vancouver@gmail.com for details and to register.

The Toronto and Vancouver schedules will be posted as soon as they are available.

San Jose, California September 1-11, Phowa Course. For the daily teaching and practice schedule, please see the Revised San Jose 2015 Phowa schedule. Rinpoche strongly advises participants to attend the full course. Additional activities with Rinpoche, including a fundraiser to support earthquake relief efforts and repair of the Amitabha Retreat Center in Nepal, are being planned for September 12 and 13. Click here for the registration form. Contact Silvie at 408-923-8888 or tq222015@att.net to register or for more information. We want to give everyone as much notice as possible so they can plan their vacation and travel schedules, but please be advised that we are still waiting for Ayang Rinpoche’s USA visa to be renewed.

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
Bank Address Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd, Naya Baneswor, Kathmandu, NepalGPO Box : 3990, Nepal


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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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