HE Choeje Ayang Rinpoche


Phowa Practice Day Schedule 2009-2010

These are the Full and New Moon days Rinpoche asks everyone who has taken his Phowa teachings to do practices.  

June 7                  Full Moon              
June 22               New Moon                                    
July 7                   Full Moon              
July 22                 New Moon
August 5             Full Moon
August 20            New Moon
September 4       Full Moon
September 18     New Moon
October 4           Full Moon
October 18         New Moon
November 2       Full Moon
November 16     New Moon
December 2       Full Moon
December 16     New Moon
December 31     Full Moon
January 15          New Moon
January 30          Full Moon
February 13        New Moon

Additional information about 2008 teachings

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An Introduction to Phowa

PHOWA (Transference of Consciousness at the Time of Death)

Brief Information about Ayang Rinpoche’s Phowa Teaching

Details will be given in the course

Ayang Rinpoche says, “My Phowa teaching is particularly for a joyful life ending. Don’t forget about making your death arrangement. We don’t know when or how our life will end.

“We have four major kinds of suffering in our lifetime: birth, sickness, old age and death. For those who are already grown up, birth suffering is over. For sickness suffering there are many helpers (our family and relatives, friends and community) and all different kinds of treatment. For old age suffering, no matter what different kinds of treatment we do to our body, we are going to get older each second, each hour, and each day. Ultimately, we cannot make ourselves younger.

“Death is our biggest suffering, and our biggest mistake is not to think about it. Our family members, relatives and friends cannot join us at our death moment. We are alone with the results of the positive, virtuous, good deeds we did in our life. These results are all that is with us, and is our self-protection.

“Phowa practice is the best way to free oneself from the suffering of the three Lower Realms and Bardo (Intermediate State). It is the easiest way to reach the Buddha Amitabha Pure land and the quickest way to attain Enlightenment.”

Ayang Rinpoche is a Phowa master highly recognized by many well-known Tibetan Buddhist lamas. Japanese scientists, using an EEG machine, also confirmed their findings. Motivated to benefit all beings, Ayang Rinpoche extensively travels the world teaching Phowa.


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The Three Excellences

Given by His Eminence ‘Choeje’ Ayang Rinpoche during the Phowa-course at Garchen Dharma Institute in Munich, Germany, May 2003 and at Amitabha Foundation Düsseldorf, Germany, June 2003, latter teaching being interpolated [within square brackets].

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This moment we will talk on the three excellences teaching, ya, three excellences teaching is: 1) How to do pure motivation, and then 2) when we do the practice, that moment, how to do perfect way practice, and then 3) after the practice how to do perfect way dedication prayer. Ya, these three which we call three excellences teaching. This three excellences teaching is very important. Whatever we do virtuous deed, always we have to try with the three excellences, virtue we have to do with the three excellences practice, ya this very important. Like this kind, with the three excellences, whatever we do virtuous deed, this virtue always that merit it will be increase, never decrease. And even if we do strong negative thought or negative deed, by this cannot be destroyed that virtuous deed (or merit from it). With three excellences virtue is permanent virtue, stable virtue, and without three excellences, whatever we do virtuous deed, that virtue just temporary virtue. If we do any negative deed or negative thought, just negative thought also can destroy easily. For example, many thousands eons even we done virtuous deed without three excellences, that virtue if we do strong anger thought, by this it will be destroyed complete. And then how much different with the three excellences virtue and without three excellences virtue, much different. For this purpose, even we are reciting just one round mala, mantra, that time also we must have three excellences together (with the reciting), this very important. Without three excellences, whatever you do virtuous deed, maybe almost we can say, your time waste. First we have to know about the three excellences, and then after always have to remember three excellences, whatever we do virtuous deed, with three excellences together you have to try. Many people they know about the three excellences, they received the teaching but not always pay attention on this, happens like this, therefore we have to try to know first what is the three excellences and second times all the time we don’t forget, whatever we do, even one pennic, one, how to say? German pesha? Even we give one cent to the needed people, that moment also we must have three excellences together, this very important. [Ya, during you giving that cent to the poor people, that moment, how to think? Strong loving-kindness, strong compassion, through this we have to give them. Don’t think something, ‘I’m great generous person, people will say, for this purpose I will give something like this.’ (laughing) Don’t think like this.]

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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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