Retreats

Ayang Rinpoche’s REVISED 2013 Teaching Schedule in North America

**Only the Eugene, Oregon and San Francisco Bay Area, California schedules have been changed.

 

Mexico City
July 24-August 2 Mexico 2013 Final schedule
10 Levels Buddha Amitabha and Introduction to True Nature of Mind ayang@verdeclaro.net
Kittery, Maine
August 6-11 Kittery 2013 Schedule
10 Levels Buddha Amitabha Website
802-387-5254 maine@amitabhafoundation.us
Rochester, New York
August 15-19 Rochester 2013 Schedule
Vajrasattva Retreat and Ceremony for the Liberation of Dead Beings Website
585-261-7094 NY@amitabhafoundation.us
Toronto, Ontario
August 24-September 2 Toronto 2013 Phowa schedule
Phowa Course (English, Chinese and Vietnamese) Website
416-225-9888 info@termafoundation.org
Edmonton, Alberta
September 6-11 Edmonton 2013 Schedule
Milarepa Empowerment and Introduction to True Nature of Mind metaweave@shaw.ca
780-221-2374
Vancouver, British Columbia
September 14-23 Vancouver Phowa Schedule 2013
Phowa Course (English and Chinese) Website
604-726-5106 amitabhafoundation.vancouver@gmail.com
Eugene, Oregon
September 27-October 6 Eugene Revised 2013 schedule
Phowa Course Website
541-359-3588 phowa@saraha.org
San Francisco Bay Area, California
October 10-14 SF Area Revised 2013 Schedule to follow
Buddha Amitabha Empowerment and Teachings (English and Vietnamese, in San Jose) and Vajrayogini Empowerment (in Alameda) SF@amitabhafoundation.us
408-389-4424 or 585-261-7094

Download the 2013 North America schedule and contacts.

PHOWA COURSE: His Eminence Chöje Ayang Rinpoche is the world’s most highly regarded Master of Phowa, the transference of consciousness at the time of death. Rinpoche refers to training in Phowa as ”the Tibetan Buddhist way of fearless living, dying and liberation”.  Read more about Ayang Rinpoche and Phowa here.

BUDDHA AMITABHA 10 LEVELS MEDITATION TEACHING: This teaching also comes from the Namchö (Space Dharma) tradition of Mingyur Dorje. These teachings encompass the complete path of Buddhist meditation practice, including calm abiding (shamata), the development stage of visualizing oneself as a deity surrounded by the Pure Land of Amitabha, the completion stage of resting in the True Nature of Mind (rigpa), and the union of development and completion stages together. Included are teachings on Dream Yoga and Clear Light Yoga, both components of the Six Yogas of Naropa.

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRUE NATURE OF MIND: In these “pointing out” instructions, Rinpoche directly introduces practitioners to their Buddha Nature, pure awareness or rigpa.  Through this introduction and subsequent practice, one can calm, focus and direct the mind beyond ordinary thoughts and emotions. Rinpoche requires a personal interview before accepting students for this teaching.

VAJRASATTVA DRUPCHOE: The practice of Vajrasattva, and the recitation of Vajrasattva’s 100-syllable mantra, are common to all Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and are an essential component of the preliminary practices, or Ngondro, and all other development stage practices in Vajrayana. Vajrasattva practice is extraordinarily rich and beautiful, containing highly effective methods to heal ourselves and others and to purify negative karma. “Drupchoe” is literally an offering in the form of practice.