Western New Year Greeting from Rinpoche

Bodhgaya Phowa Course venue

Ayang Rinpoche’s Phowa Course will be held at the Mahabodhi Society of India, January 13-22, 2020.

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Every year Rinpoche’s teachings in Bodhgaya are given free of charge. Help sponsor the teachings, and make an auspicious connection with the Bodhgaya Phowa Course this year with a US-tax-deductible donation.


Venue for 2020 Bodhgaya teachings

Accomplishing the Wealth Deity – Yangdrup Puja

Wealth Deity, Dzambhala, at Amitabha Retreat Center in Nepal


Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in India will hold its annual Yangdrup, or Wealth Deity Puja December 10-14, 2019.

Yangdrup, is an extensive ritual to generate “Yang”, the powerful magnetizing properties associated with fortune and luck. This in turn creates all opportunities to ensure accomplishment in spiritual practice, as well as an abundance of wealth, prosperity, success, good fortune, luck, long life and wisdom in a person’s personal, business and family life.

Lamas, monks and nuns at the monastery will also do Guru Rinpoche offering prayers during the Yangdrup.

People who wish to dedicate prayers for their loved ones, including pets, living or dead, and would like to sponsor or donate towards tormas, butter lamps, tsog,  tea, meals, offerings for monks and nuns, or all other puja expenses, may send in their contributions through Amitabha Foundation in their own country or 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 PayPal button below. Dedications must be received by December 12 at 5 PM (Pacific Standard) to be sent to the monastery in time. Donations are welcome any time.

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Dorje Phagmo Puja in Bylakuppe *Date Change*

Dorje Phagmo (Vajravarahi / Vajrayogini)

Please note that the 5-day Puja (Prayer Ceremony) for Dorje Phagmo is now being held September 9-13, 2019 at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe. Dorje Phagmo (Skt. Vajravarahi) is a form of Vajrayogini. Vajrayogini 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 Vajrayogini.


Ayang Rinpoche said about Vajrayogini: “Among all the wisdom dakinis, Vajrayogini 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 September 10 at 5 PM Pacific time. Donations are welcome at any time.

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Chokhor Duchen – Great Wheel Day

Ayang Rinpoche Blesses Deer in Sarnath, Where the Buddha First Turned the Wheel of Dharma


Sunday, August 4th, is Chökhor Düchen, one of the four “Great Wheel” days in Buddhism. Known as the Celebration of Turning the Wheel of Dharma, it marks the first time the Buddha began to teach the path to enlightenment.


This is an especially auspicious day to practice and to make offerings to generate wisdom and merit. It is said that the effects of positive deeds are multiplied ten million times.


Take this opportunity to support one of Ayang Rinpoche’s cultural and humanitarian projects. Make a US tax-deductible offering online or by sending a check to Amitabha Foundation, P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, CA 95001, or by donating to your local Amitabha Foundation organization.



Dharma Wheel and Deer Atop Amitabha Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal