May 8, 2016
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.
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!
Apr 20, 2016
Drikung Kagyu Dharma Protector Achi Chokyi Drolma
The annual 100,000 Achi Tsog Offering Puja at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe will begin April 20 and last until April 26, 2016.
Those who would like to make an auspicious connection with the Achi Tsok Offering Puja may send their donations to the Drikung Charitable Society account. For a tax deductible donation in the U.S., please send your check to the Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or donate online below.
Here is an edited excerpt of a short biography of Achi Chokyi Drolma, given by Ayang Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia in 2004:
Achi Chokyi Drolma is an emanation of Vajra Yogini and Tara. She was born in the central area of Tibet. Beginning at a young age she was very special. She had great compassion and always practiced Tara, and she taught the Tara prayer for everyone in the village. When she grew older she prophesized that in the future there would be a new Buddhadharma lineage, and that she would be that lineage’s Dharma protector, whereupon she wrote protector offering prayers. Several generations later, her great grandson Jigten Sumgon started the Drikung lineage and she did become the main lineage Dharma protector.
She moved to Eastern Tibet, married and had 4 sons. Her most holy practice place is in East Tibet. At her death she attained the Great Rainbow Body. Her entire body become rainbows and light, leaving only her hair and nails. Like this, with no need to change this physical body, she went to the Pure Land.
On the relative level Achi was like the Dharma protector. But on the ultimate level, Achi had already attained the 10th Bhumi of a Bodhisattva. In this way, Achi was already enlightened. Achi’s activity in Tibet is very famous. All the Tibetan people, especially the older generation people, know very well about her great activity, how it is so helpful because it is very fast. In Tibet, some great masters say that Achi is exactly the same as the Buddha, and if we pray to Achi, then by our Achi practice we will achieve enlightenment, or we will attain the Pure Land at our death moment.
Apr 1, 2016
Please save the dates for Rinpoche’s 2016 visit to the US and Canada. More information will follow.
Mar 1, 2016
February 25 to March 6, 2016 Phowa Course
Here is the full schedule:
For questions, or to register contact Rosaline Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
March 7, 2016 Life Release
H E Ayang Rinpoche will lead a life release on 7th March 2016 (Monday). For those who want to participate, please register in person at Amitabha Foundation Hong Kong center. Fee for each person is HK$100. (The center will open during practice on Friday, 7pm to 8:30pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm), or to register at Amitabha Foundation’s counter at the Phowa teaching in February (Venue: Tsim Sha Tsui District Kaifong Welfare Association Hall). Participants will be admitted on board by ticket. First come first serve. Quota: 300 persons. All fee collected will be donated to Ayang Rinpcohe’s Nepal Retreat Center Renovation works (To avoid lost of admission ticket by post, please register in person)
For those who want to donate for the life release, you may bring the donations to the Hong Kong center directly, or send a cheque (payable to Amitabha Foundation Limited), to Amitabha Foundation, Flat A, 13/F, Waldorf Mansion, 2-6 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Write “Life Release” at the back of the cheque, and please provide the donor’s name and postal address. For enquiry about the life release, please call or whatsapp to 51065460 or 96669220 for Mr Lau.