Twenty-Third Annual Phowa Course in Bodhgaya: MAP

mahabodhi2January 17-26, 2017 Bodhgaya, India

XXIII Annual Phowa Course flyer and daily schedule

See below for a MAP TO THE TEACHING LOCATION.

Ayang Rinpoche is a world-renowned master of Phowa (transference of consciousness at the time of death). Rinpoche says, “My Phowa teaching is for a joyful end to one’s life. While you are alive, don’t forget about preparing for your death, as we don’t know when or how our life will end.” Read more about Phowa here. Every year Ayang Rinpoche offers his 10-day Phowa Course in the holy city of Bodhgaya, where the Buddha became enlightened. The next course is January 17-26, 2017.

Bodhgaya is extremely crowded this time of year, but if you would like to make last-minute arrangements to attend, see above for links to the detailed flyer and daily schedule, and these other helpful links:

Bodhgaya Logistics and Travel Information and Bodhgaya Teachings Site Map

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings. Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge, and your US tax-deductible donation will help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come.




The Amitabha Foundation is dedicated to helping anyone who wishes to learn about the one inevitable event of every sentient being – DEATH. On the surface, it may seem to be a morbid subject that people may not want to deal with. Some may not even want to think about it. But according to His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche, “If one knows how to die, then one will truly know how to live this life to the fullest without wasting any time on frivolous activities.” Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 7.27.56 PM

Annual Wealth Deity Puja (Yangdrup) in Bylakuppe

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Namsey, also known as Vaishravana, a form of the wealth deity Dzambhala

In this tenth lunar month, as 2016 and the Fire Monkey year are drawing to a close, Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in India will hold a wealth deity puja December 9-15, 2016. Ayang Rinpoche will be present in Bylakuppe for the Yangdrup and preside as Dorje Lopon over the ritual prayers.

A wealth deity puja, or Yangdrup, is an extensive ritual to generate “Yang”, the powerful magnetizing properties associated with fortune and luck, which in turn creates all opportunities to ensure an abundance of wealth, prosperity and success in a person’s personal, business and family life, as well as accomplishment in spiritual practice.

This year the annual Yangdrup will focus on Namsey, also known in Sanskrit as Vaishravana, a powerful god of wealth and fortune similar to the well-known Dzambhala. Lamas, monks and nuns at the monastery will also do Guru Rinpoche offering prayers during the Yangdrup.

The total cost of the Yangdrup is approximately $22,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones, including pets, living or dead, and would like to sponsor or donate towards tormas, butter lamps, tsog,  tea, meals, offerings for monks and nuns, or management and travel expenses, may send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country or directly to the monastery’s account (see the information below). For a US-tax-deductible donation you may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation USA, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or use the PayPal button below. Dedications must be received by December 13 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time.


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Monks relaxing

Monks at Ayang Rinpoche's Monastery in Bylakuppe

Monks at Ayang Rinpoche’s Monastery in Bylakuppe

Click here for more photos and commentary by Ani Samten about life in Bylakuppe.

Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) pujas in Bylakuppe

Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) Drupchen November 2-8, 2016

 

At Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in South India they will hold their annual Vajrakilaya Drupchen (Great Accomplishment puja), November 2-8, 2016. Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) is one of the most effective yidam practices, which are the root of spiritual accomplishment. It is known in the Tibetan Buddhist world as the most powerful means of destroying the forces counteracting compassion and of purifying obscurations and negativity.  The phurba, or wisdom dagger, is a symbol of our unchangeable true nature of mind. Gen Tsewang Tharchin, Ayang Rinpoche’s brother and abbot of the monastery, says, “Vajrakilaya is the best practice to clear away any kind of obstacles.”

All the monastery’s lamas, monks, nuns and associated lay people in the community will do elaborate offering prayers and chant the Vajrakilaya mantra for seven full days. There will be no official count of the mantras, but everyone is encouraged to participate by chanting the mantra at home.

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The total cost of the Drubchen is approximately $22,000. People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones living or dead and would like to sponsor or donate towards meals, butter lamp, Tsog,  tea, alter, offerings for monks and nuns, management and travel expenses, may send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country or directly to the monastery’s account (see the information below). For a US-tax-deductible donation you may also send a check in USD to Amitabha Foundation USA, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or use the PayPal button below. Dedications must be received by November 6 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time.


Puja sponsor
Names for prayers:



 

Ayang Rinpoche’s Global Travel and Teaching Schedule

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mahabodhi2January 17-26, 2017 Bodhgaya, India

XXIII Annual Phowa Course

Bodhgaya Logistics and Travel Information and Bodhgaya teachings site map

Rinpoche invites everyone, whether or not they can make a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya this year, to make an auspicious connection by sponsoring the teachings. Rinpoche gives the teachings in Bodhgaya every year free of charge, and your tax-deductible (in the US only) donation will help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come.


Phowa Sponsorship