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.
Feb 28, 2016
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.]
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:
Post Office Box 2572
Aptos, California 95001
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
Buddha Nilkantha Nagarpalika
Area No. – 12