Phowa Course in Nepal

Opak Kyilkhor Chöling

Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center, Nepal

 

His Eminence Choje Ayang Rinpoche has been conducting Phowa courses all over the world for over four decades. Rinpoche had plans to teach Phowa in Nepal too when the Amitabha Temple was completed. Unfortunately, it could not happen as planned, due to the Nepal earthquake in 2015 that damaged the newly constructed Amitabha Temple in Kopan. When the renovation of the temple was complete, the Covid-19 pandemic followed soon thereafter. This affected the whole world and travel and public gatherings were restricted.

 

To fulfill the longtime requests and the fervent wish of many local devotees of Vajrayana followers, Rinpoche has now decided to bestow both the Nyingma and Drikung Lineage Phowa teachings at the Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center, Kopan, Buddanilkantha Nagarpalika Ward-11, Kathmandu Nepal.

 

For a description, download the flyer in English, Tibetan and Nepali.  To register and find information about accommodations, meals, local transportation and other details please visit this website. At this time, translation will be available in Cantonese, Nepali, and Russian. Rinpoche often teaches in English, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Please bring an AM/FM portable radio with a headset.

 

Please note that there are commitments to taking the Phowa course. If you take the Phowa course for the first time, Rinpoche asks that you attend all sessions. According to Rinpoche’s instructions, those who have completed the Ngondro (Preliminary Practices with 100,000 accumulations) can attend the course without taking a commitment in order to receive the teachings. For other interested people (including those who are currently doing the Ngondro) you can either promise to finish the Ngondro within 3 years, or accumulate 150,000 recitations of the Vajrasattva long (100 Syllable) mantra with visualization and 150,000 recitations of the Buddha Amitabha mantra (OM AMI DEWA HRI) with visualization within 3 years. Both Vajrasattva and Buddha Amitabha practices as required for these commitments are taught during the Phowa course. Most students can complete their commitments easily with approximately one hour a day of practice over the 3 years.

 

Students must commit to do the Phowa practice daily for 10 days after the course, and to purchase or make either a Buddha Amitabha statue or a Buddha Amitabha Pure Land thangka, as a support for their practice. Rinpoche strongly advises everyone to do the complete practice (approximately 2 hours) at least twice a month after the course, preferably on the full moon and new moon, for the rest of their lives.

 

If Rinpoche offers the Introduction to the True Nature of the Mind, this will probably be after not before the Phowa course. However this has not been confirmed.

Bodhgaya 2019: Amitabha 10-Levels and Introduction True Nature of Mind Teachings

Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will offer teachings on Buddha Amitabha Ten Levels and Introduction to True Nature of Mind this year in Bodhgaya instead of his Phowa Course.

  • December 30 – January 3  Amitabha Ten Levels Teachings
  • January 4-5  Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings

In order to take the Introduction to True Nature of Mind Teachings, you must have a personal interview with Rinpoche between December 25-29 in Bodhgaya and receive his permission to take the teachings, or have received prior permission from Rinpoche.

For those of you who are attending and don’t understand Tibetan, please bring an AM/FM radio with ear buds or head phones to listen to simultaneous translation of English and other languages.

Click here for information about logistics related to Bodhgaya and the location of the teachings.

Rinpoche will give these teachings in Bodhgaya again free of charge. You can make a year-end US tax-deductible donation to help ensure that these teachings continue for years to come.


Bodhgaya Teaching Sponsorship



Liberation for Dead Beings at Phowa Course in Hawaii

Rinpoche will carry out the Liberation of Dead Beings Ceremony (Neydren) on October 21 during the Amitabha Tsok. To participate, submit the names of your deceased loved ones with your offering below.


Liberation Prayers
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H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will give his Phowa Course in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 11-21, 2018. Rinpoche will teach in English, with Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese translation provided.

There is no fee to attend the Phowa Course, but registration is strongly recommended to reserve your space. There are opportunities to sponsor the Phowa Course during registration, by credit card below, and by sending a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001.

Venue: Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial, Alfred Los Bano Hall
2685 N. Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI 96819

Hawaii Phowa Course Information Sheet:
English
Vietnamese
Chinese

Hawaii Phowa Course Daily Schedule:
2018 Hawaii Phowa Course Daily Schedule Final in English
Schedule in Chinese
Schedule in Vietnamese

 

Register Today!

Make an auspicious connection with Rinpoche’s first Phowa Course in Hawaii by making an offering of any amount. During registration and in the Phowa Course Information Sheet you will find other opportunities for sponsoring the course (Rinpoche’s, attendants’ and translators’ airfare, accommodations and meals; venue rental, etc.). Please email info@amitabhafoundation.us for details.


Phowa Course sponsor



Shitro Empowerment in Hong Kong August 26-29

Torma for the 42 Peaceful Deities and Shitro Shrine, Garrison, New York (2009)

Ayang Rinpoche will bestow the Karma Lingpa Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) empowerment and give related teachings in Hong Kong, August 26-29, 2017. Read more about the empowerment and the significance of the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities practice here. Please contact Amitabha Foundation Hong Kong for more information and to register.

Flat A, 13/F Waldorf Mansion No 2-6 Causeway Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong PRC
tel: 852-2882-1032
email: info@amitabhafoundation.hk
web:  http://amitabhafoundation.hk

Updated May 31, 2017:

It is Amitabha Foundation Hong Kong’s pleasure and great honour to host the Hundred Wrathful and Peaceful Deities Empowerment to be bestowed by His Eminence Choeje Ayang Rinpoche to Hong Kong. Through the great compassion of His Eminence Choeje Ayang Rinpoche, such a supreme empowerment will be held in Hong Kong from 26-29 August 2017.  The Amitabha Foundation Hong Kong will be hosting the event at the International Trade & Exhibition Center at Kowloon Bay where the magnificent Hundred Deities Mandala will be installed.

 

Commonly known as the Hundred Deities, they include forty-two peaceful Deities and fifty-eight wrathful deities that one encounters during the bardo stage. If one has received the empowerment and blessing, and having seen their pictures in the past, one will recognise these deities as the reflections of the nature of Dharmadhatu and attain instantaneous liberation in the bardo stage.

 

At the spacious venue we have booked for the empowerment, we will be erecting a magnificent Hundred Deities Mandala with the help of lamas specially selected and sent by His Eminence.

 

Amitabha Foundation Hong Kong sincerely invite you to join us in this supreme empowerment. Bring along all your family, friends, loved ones, sangha, dharma brothers and sisters and everyone you come across between now and then.  The empowerment is free of charge to anyone who wishes to join.  We will not be able to arrange for meals & accommodation.

 

Registration for the empowerment: http://bit.ly/2nk3WPZ

If further assistance is needed,please do not hesitate to contact registration team at100deities@gmail.com, or call +852 6032 0599

 

Regards,
Amitabha Foundation Hong Kong

 

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