The annual Guru Dragpo puja at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, India, begins February 19, 2017 and continues for 7 days through February 25, 2017. Guru Dragpo is practiced at the end of the Tibetan lunar year to dispel obstacles and purify any remaining negativities in order to usher in happiness and prosperity for the New Year (Losar), which is February 27th this year.
You may participate at home by reciting the Guru Dragpo short mantra:
OM AH HUNG ARTSIK NIRTSIK NAMO BHAGAWATE HUNG HUNG AH HUNG HUNG PHAT//
You may also participate by reciting the Guru Rinpoche mantra (see below) or the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche. Click here for Ayang Rinpoche’s teaching on the Seven-Line Prayer, and the prayer in Tibetan and English.
OM AH HUNG BENZRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG//
Ayang Rinpoche has said that anyone sponsoring Dharma activities gains the same merit as the practitioners. If you would like to make a US tax-deductible contribution to the Guru Dragpo puja using PayPal or your credit card, please select the amount of your donation below. The full cost of the puja for 280 monks, nuns, khenpos and lamas is $21,650. Here are some suggestions, but your donation of any amount will be appreciated and will be like a drop of water mixed in an ocean of merit. You may include a dedication for your offering in the name of a loved one, including pets. All names must be submitted to the Amitabha Foundation by February 22 at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.
You may also send a check in USD made out to Amitabha Foundation to: P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. and send the names for dedication to email@example.com.
For donors outside the United States, here is the link to make offerings directly to the monastery’s account through the Drikung Charitable Society.