100 Million Amitabha Mantras

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The 100 Million Mantra Amitabha Drupchen ran from March 31 to April 15 at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, Dechen Choekhor Ling, in Mundgod, South India.  The Tibetan Settlement in Mundgod is an overnight bus ride from Rinpoche’s main monastery in Bylakuppe. Thank you to everyone who participated.
The Amitabha Drupchen will last until  the total count of 100 million Buddha Amitabha mantra is accumulated. The Vajra Master for the Drupchen is Drikung Khenpo Konchog Tashi (pictured above). All the rinpoches, khenpos, monks, nuns and lay people in the settlement will be chanting Buddha Amitabha mantras to accumulate the 100 million total during the Drupchen. Ayang Rinpoche’s brother, Gen Tsewang Tharchin, will oversee the Thungdrub (accomplishment of the 100 million).
Ayang Rinpoche requests that all Buddhist practitioners and others associated with the Amitabha Foundation worldwide contribute to this practice and send their recitations of the Buddha Amitabha Mantra to accumulate the 100 million total. Mantras may be accumulated and the totals sent in daily beginning April 1 for approximately 10 days. Send your mantra totals directly to drikungcharitablesociety@yahoo.com. Please do not send your mantra totals to Amitabha Foundation USA.
The Buddha Amitabha mantra is OM AMI DEWA HRI.
People who would like to make an offering towards meals, butter lamps, tsog, tea, tormas, offerings for monks and nuns, travel expenses or other puja-related expenses, may send in their contributions 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 link below. You may dedicate the merit of your offering to your loved ones.

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Hawaii Phowa Course – New Dates October 11-21

Photo by Richard Josephson

We are pleased to announce that H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will be giving his Phowa Course in Hawaii in 2018. We are still early in the planning stage and have not identified a venue, but please save these dates:

October 11 – Public Talk

October 12-21 – Phowa Course

Information will be posted here as arrangements are finalized. Email the Amitabha Foundation USA if you are interested in receiving updates.

Teachings in Sydney, Australia March 30-April 3, 2018

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Vajrasattva and Achi in Toronto

Vajrasattva Mandala Mural, Amitabha Temple, Nepal

Ayang Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrasattva Empowerment and give the precious Outer, Inner, Secret and Innermost Secret Vajrasattva Teachings in Toronto July 17-21, 2018. Pre-requisites: You must have taken refuge ordination before and you should be able to recite Vajrasattva 100 syllable long mantra.

Rinpoche will also give the Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment and Teachings, July 22-23, 2018. The teaching event location will be announced shortly.

Register Online or for more information email amitabhafoundation.ca@gmail.com

100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Puja

 

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From February 23-March 1, 2018, Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, South India will hold the annual Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja to welcome in Losar (Tibetan New Year, February 16) and celebrate Chötrul Düchen (March 2). Chötrul Düchen is one of the four holy Buddhist festivals commemorating significant events in the life of the Buddha. During the first fifteen days of the new year, the Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples to increase their devotion. During this time, it is believed that the effects of positive actions are multiplied ten million times.

Ayang Rinpoche said about the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities practice, “It is the essence of the 6,400,000 Dzogchen tantras, and merely hearing this teaching cuts through birth in the lower realms; merely understanding it causes one to travel to the ground of great bliss (mahasukha); bringing its meaning to mind causes one to accomplish the irreversible state of the spontaneously arisen awareness holder.  For everyone who connects with this teaching there will be great purpose and meaning.” H.E. Ayang Rinpoche, 2009 (Trans. Tyler Dewar). Read a short excerpt of this teaching from Ayang Rinpoche’s 2009 Karma Lingpa Shitro empowerment in Garrison, New York.

“Any one who has family members, friends or loved ones who have died and would like to make donations and dedicate it to them, it [Shitro] is the best opportunity.”  If you would like to make offerings to support the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Puja online please use the link below, or send a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. Be sure to include the names of deceased persons or pets for whom you are requesting prayers. Names must be received by February 27, 2018 at 5 PM Pacific to be included in the prayer list for the monastery, but offerings are welcome at any time. Donations sent through the Amitabha Foundation are tax-deductible in the US.

Support the 2018 Shitro puja with butterlamps, tsok, or money offerings and tea/meals for the monks and lamas with an online donation using PayPal or your credit card:


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You may also send your donation directly to the monastery’s bank account using the information below (this will not be tax-deductible).

Account Number 17082200011214
Account Name Drikung Charitable Society
Bank Name Syndicate Bank, Bylakuppe -571104 Branch
Bank Address Kagyudpa Monastic InstituteP.O.Bylakuppe 571104, Mysore District Karnataka State, India

Swift Codes for:

  • US dollars: SYNBIN BB 118 BKTRUS 33
  • UK Pound: SYNBIN BB 118 BARCCB 22
  • Euro: SYNBIN BB 118 DUTCH BANK-953492610
  • Swiss Franc: SYNBINN BB 118 UBSWCH2H 80A

 

Click here to see a list of all the annual pujas at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, with the lunar calendar dates. The Western calendar dates will be posted as soon as they are announced.