Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja for the New Year

Chotrul Duchen, the Festival of Miracles (Image from Rigpawiki)


From February 17-23, Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, South India will hold the Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) puja to welcome in Losar and celebrate Chötrul Düchen, one of the four holy Buddhist festivals commemorating significant events in the life of the Buddha. During the first fifteen days of the year, the Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples to increase their devotion. During this time, it is believed that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times.

“It [Shitro] 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 teaching on the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities from Ayang Rinpoche’s 2009 Karma Lingpa Shitro empowerment in Garrison, NY.

True Lhamo said, “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 is the best opportunity.

If you would like to donate 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 persons or pets for whom you are requesting prayers. Donations sent through the Amitabha Foundation are tax deductible in the US.


To support Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, the Shitro puja, butterlamps, or tsok offerings:

Shitro sponsor
Names for prayers:

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