Dorje Phagmo Annual Puja


Dorje Phagmo (Vajra Varahi / Vajra Yogini)

The annual Dorje Phagmo Prayer Ceremony (puja) at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe will be held this year August 31 – September 4.

 

Dorje Phagmo (Skt. Vajra Varahi) is a form of Vajra Yogini. She is one of the main deities for self-visualization in Ngöndro (preliminary practices) and other generation stage meditations practiced by all the lineages in Vajrayana Buddhism.

 

The main guardian deity of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, Achi Chökyi Drolma, is an emanation of Vajra Yogini.

 

Ayang Rinpoche said about Vajra Yogini: “Among all the wisdom dakinis, Vajra Yogini is the highest. She represents the True Nature of Mind, Prajnaparamita, the mother of all the Buddhas of the three times and ten directions.” (Sydney, March 2018)

 

Those who would like to make an auspicious connection with the Dorje Phagmo Puja may send their donations to the Drikung Charitable Society account. For a tax deductible donation in the U.S., please send your check to the Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or donate online below. You may send names for dedication to info@amitabhafoundation.us until August 30 at 5 PM Pacific time. Donations are welcome at any time.


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Vajra Yogini Long Mantra:

OM OM OM SARWA BUDDHA DAKINI BENZRA WARANANIYE BENZRA BERO TSANIYE

HUNG HUNG HUNG PHET PHET PHET SOHA

Vajra Yogini Short Mantra:

OM BENZRA BEROTSANIYE HARINISA HUNG HUNG PHET SOHA

Teaching and Sukhavati Prayer with Rinpoche July 5

Our most kind guru, H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche, will offer a review for his qualified students on how to visualize when doing Phowa for others. The teaching will be followed by group chanting of the long Aspiration of Sukhavati prayer.

If you have previously taken Rinpoche full Phowa Course, you may join by live streaming on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

This practice is private, and only available to Rinpoche’s students who have completed his Phowa Course.

Here are the scheduled times for different countries:
USA Hawaii – 12:30 am
Canada/ USA West Coast – 3:30 am
Canada/ USA East Coast – 6:30 am
Paris – 12.30 pm
Moscow – 13.30 (1:30 pm)
India – 16.00 (4:00 pm)
Vietnam – 17.30 (5:30 pm)
Hong Kong / Taiwan – 18.30 (6:30 pm)
Japan – 19.30 (7:30 pm)
Sydney – 20.30 (8:30 pm)

These are the new links to connect online:
YouTube link:
https://youtu.be/u-VY6NnfY84

Zoom Link:
This is reserved for students in China and other countries that cannot connect to YouTube.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82862485450?pwd=Z09VU29JQU1pNENBUE1PU014eStqdz09
Meeting room ID: 828 6248 5450
Password: 267169

 

Please consider making an offering for Rinpoche’s Cultural Center and Phowa teachings in Bodhgaya, or for one of his other spiritual and humanitarian projects here.

Private Phowa Practice with Rinpoche and Birthday Celebration

H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will again lead his qualified students in Nyingma Phowa Practice and long Aspiration of Sukhavati prayer by live streaming on June 5, 2020, the holy day of Saga Dawa Duchen (celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana). The practice will be dedicated to all those who have died from the coronavirus and from natural death. This practice is private, and only available to Rinpoche’s students who have completed his Phowa Course. Please do not violate this sacred samaya and join only if you are qualified.

 

Since it is Rinpoche’s birthday according to the lunar calendar, students have expressed their wish to do the long life prayer of Rinpoche after the phowa practice and offer greetings and scarf online.

 

Here is the scheduled time table for the different countries (all on June 5, 2020):

USA Hawaii – 12:30 am
Canada/ USA West Coast – 3:30 am
Canada/ USA East Coast – 6:30 am
Paris – 12.30 pm
Moscow – 13.30  (1:30 pm)
India – 16.00 (4:00 pm)
Vietnam – 17.30 (5:30 pm)
Hong Kong / Taiwan – 18.30 (6:30 pm)
Japan – 19.30 (7:30 pm)
Sydney – 20.30 (8:30 pm)

 

These are new links to connect either through Zoom or YouTube. 

Zoom Link:
Password: 267169

 

Please consider making an offering for Rinpoche’s Cultural Center and Phowa teachings in Bodhgaya, or for one of his other spiritual and humanitarian projects, either through the Amitabha Foundation USA, your local Amitabha Foundation, or directly to the Drikung Charitable Society (links found here).

Achi Chokyi Drolma Protector Puja

Achi Chökyi Drölma

The annual 100,000 Tsog Offering Puja for the Protector Deity Achi Chökyi Drölma at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe will be held May 5-11, 2020.

Those who would like to make an auspicious connection with the Wisdom Protector Achi and the Tsok Offering Puja may send their donations to the Drikung Charitable Society account. For a tax deductible donation in the U.S., please send your check to the Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001, or donate online below. You may send names of loved ones, living or deceased, for dedication to info@amitabhafoundation.us until May 10 at 5 PM Pacific time. Donations are welcome at anytime.


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Here is an edited excerpt of a short biography of Achi Chokyi Drolma, given by Ayang Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia in 2004:

Achi Chokyi Drolma is an emanation of Vajra Yogini and Tara. She was born in the central area of Tibet. Beginning at a young age she was very special. She had great compassion and always practiced Tara, and she taught the Tara prayer for everyone in the village. When she grew older she prophesized that in the future there would be a new Buddhadharma lineage, and that she would be that lineage’s Dharma protector, whereupon she wrote protector offering prayers. Several generations later, her great grandson Jigten Sumgon started the Drikung lineage and she did become the main lineage Dharma protector.

She moved to Eastern Tibet, married and had 4 sons. Her most holy practice place is in East Tibet. At her death she attained the Great Rainbow Body. Her entire body become rainbows and light, leaving only her hair and nails. Like this, with no need to change this physical body, she went to the Pure Land.

On the relative level Achi was like the Dharma protector. But on the ultimate level, Achi had already attained the 10th Bhumi of a Bodhisattva. In this way, Achi was already enlightened. Achi’s activity in Tibet is very famous. All the Tibetan people, especially the older generation people, know very well about her great activity, how it is so helpful because it is very fast. In Tibet, some great masters say that Achi is exactly the same as the Buddha, and if we pray to Achi, then by our Achi practice we will achieve enlightenment, or we will attain the Pure Land at our death moment.

Thank you, Rinpoche, for streaming Phowa practice

On May 7, Rinpoche led nearly 700 of his students who streamed from around the world in a Nyingma Phowa practice dedicated to all those who have died from the coronavirus and from natural death. At the end, Rinpoche had these words for us (rough transcript):

 

“As much you can, do Phowa more, not only today, for all these dead beings all over the world. It will be great helpful.

 

“Most countries everywhere are locked down. Everyone is staying in the home. We have a lot of time to do Phowa for dead beings. Try best everyone, all Phowa practitioners. At this time it is very much needed, Phowa for all these beings.

 

“By this disease everywhere is locked down. This is not so bad; is good. We have best time for the Dharma practice. Otherwise, nothing to do in the home. This time, we must take good opportunity for Dharma practice. Phowa, do more for all the dead beings. We do Phowa for other dead beings, this is our Phowa practitioner duty. For this purpose we did Phowa course. For this purpose, not only for oneself death moment going to the Pure Land, not only this, as much as we can help all the dead beings to free from suffering oceans, attain to the Amitabha Pure Land. For those dead beings to reach a Pure Land, the Phowa practice is the best method.  For this, everybody try best, not only today.”