Liberation of Dead Beings and Shitro Puja

Shitro Mandala 2017 Neydren Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning on March 3, Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, South India will hold the annual Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja to celebrate the beginning of the new year. The puja concludes on Chotrul Duchen, March 9, the celebration of the time when Buddha displayed miracles to increase his disciples’ devotion. On Great Wheel Days such as this, it is believed that the effects of positive actions are multiplied ten million times.

Ayang Rinpoche said about the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities practice:

“It 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).

The Shitro puja includes the Ceremony to Liberate Dead Beings Anyone who would like to make offerings and dedicate prayers to family members, friends, loved ones or pets who have passed, this is the best opportunity. Names must be received by Saturday, March 7 at 5 pm (Pacific time) to be included in the prayer list for the Liberation Ceremony, but offerings are welcome at any time.

 

To make offerings, use the link below or send a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. Donations sent through the Amitabha Foundation are tax deductible in the US.


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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 Code SYNBINBB087

 

Click here to see a list of all the annual pujas at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, with the lunar calendar dates. The Western calendar dates will be posted as soon as they are announced.

Completion of Guru Dragpo Drubchoe – Photos


Annual wrathful Guru Rinpoche (Guru Dragpo) Drupchoe

Presided over by H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche at Thupten Shedrup Jangchub Ling Monastery, Bylakuppe

 

Please enjoy these photos and a short video here of the annual Guru Dragpo Drupchoe. Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event and sent in names of loved ones for dedication of merit.

Guru Dragpo Drubchoe, Bylakuppe Monastery, February 16-22

The annual Guru Dragpo puja at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, India, begins February 16 and continues through February 22, 2020. Guru Dragpo, the wrathful form of Guru Rinpoche, 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 24th this year.

You may participate at home by reciting the Guru Dragpo short mantra:

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.

Vajra Guru mantra

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. Deadline to submit names has passed, but any new donations will still help cover the cost of the puja and bring merit and benefit.


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You may also send a check in USD made out to Amitabha Foundation to: P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001.

 

For donors outside the United States, here is the link to make offerings directly to the monastery’s account through the Drikung Charitable Society.

 

Photos of the 2017 Guru Dragpo Puja in Bylakuppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Vajrayogini Long Mantra:

OM OM OM SARWA BUDDHA DAKINI BENZRA WARANANIYE BENZRA BERO TSANIYE

HUNG HUNG HUNG PHET PHET PHET SOHA

Vajrayogini Short Mantra:

OM BENZRA BEROTSANIYE HARINISA HUNG HUNG PHET SOHA

Wealth Deity Puja November 10-16

Wealth deity, Dzambhala

 

Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in India will hold its annual Wealth Deity Puja November 10-16, 2018.

A wealth deity puja, or 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.

This year the annual Yangdrup will focus on Namsey, also known in Sanskrit as Vaishravana, a powerful god of wealth and fortune similar to the well-known Dzambhala. Lamas, monks and nuns at the monastery will also do Guru Rinpoche offering prayers during the Yangdrup.

The total cost of the Yangdrup is approximately $22,000. 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 management and travel 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 November 14 at 5 PM Pacific Time to be sent to the monastery in time. Donations are welcome anytime.


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