About H.E. Ayang Rinpoche

His Eminence Choeje Ayang Rinpoche left Tibet with his family in 1959 — he was seventeen. After living for five years at Namdrol Ling monastery in Bylakuppe, India, Rinpoche started to build his Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling monastery, also in Bylakuppe.Today, Rinpoche has created four inter-related types of centres:

- Monasteries in South India and Tibet

- A Phowa teaching centre in Bodh Gaya

- Retreat centres in Kathmandu, Nepal and in Kalimpong, India

- Amitabha Foundation Centres throughout the world

The core of Rinpoche’s vision is compassionate activity (bodhichitta) undertaken from pure motivation and supported by strong practice. These three themes — compassionate activity, pure motivation, and strong practice are woven through all of Rinpoche’s talks, activities, and directions. The three are not separate and one gets a strong sense that each supports, even enables the others. Without all three, there is an imbalance. When asked which of the three is MOST important, Rinpoche replied, “…compassionate activity is at the heart of our practice. We can’t ignore it. It is absolutely vital.” Ayang Rinpoche is considered to be the world's living Phowa master. A lineage-holder of both the Nyingma and Drikung Phowa he continues the unbroken line of succession of the Drikung Phowa lamas from Buddha Vajradhara.Ayang Rinpoche was born into a nomadic family in eastern Tibet and was recognized as an incarnation of a Drikung Kagyu lama by a delegation of high lamas including the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.

More about H.E. Ayang Rinpoche, please visit:http://ayangrinpoche.org/

Rinpoche

Rinpoche

2012 PHOWA COURSE

By World Renounced Phowa Master His Eminence Choje Ayang Rinpoche

Hosted by Viet Nalanda Foundation


ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Dec 2, 2012 to Dec 11, 2012 (10 days)


Location: Van Lang, 14861 Moran St., Westminster, CA 92683


TO REGISTER:

Please fill out the form by contacting designated persons below, and email to: maithylam@yahoo.com


Teaching Schedule:


Dec.2 (Sun)

3pm - Introduction to Phowa


Dec.3 (Mon)

9am - Buddha Amitabha empowerment

2pm - Phowa teaching

Dec.4 (Tue)

9am - Phowa eaching

2pm- Phowa eaching

Dec.5 (Wed)

9am - Nyingma Phowa oral transmission blessing

2pm - Rinpoche leads Nyingma Phowa practice

7pm - Rinpoche leads Vajrasattva “Four Powers” Teaching, assistant leads Vajrasattva visualization

Dec.6 (Thur)

9am - Drikung Phowa Teaching

2pm - Drikung Phowa oral transmission blessing and practice

7pm - Assistant leads Nyingma Phowa practice

Dec.7 (Fri)

9am - * Three Excellence Teaching

2pm - Rinpocheleads Drikung Phowa

Dec.8 (Sat)

9am - *Buddha Amitabha Teaching by Rinpoche, assistant leads visualization teaching

2pm - Assistant leads Drikung Phowa

7pm - *Rinpoche leads Namcho Amitabha short sahan

Dec.9 (Sun)

9am - *Milarepa Tsog Offering Prayer

2pm - Teaching on how to practice Phowa for others’ who is dying/dead

7pm - Assistant leads short Nyingma Phowa practice

Dec.10 (Mon)

9am - Teaching on practice Phowa at the moment of death on oneself

2pm - Instruction on Phowa practice after the Phowa course
7pm - Assistant leads Drikung Phowa practice


Dec.11 (Tue)

9am - *Buddha Amitabha Tsog offering prayer

2pm - *Continue Buddha Amitabha Tsog offering prayer, Pureland long aspiration prayer, Liberation prayers for the death


Registration Fee: $100 for 10 day’s retreat


Teaching Text: $30 for the complete set (language available in: Chinese, English or Vietnamese)


Suggested Donation: $20 for Buddha Amitabha Empowerment 10/3/12 (open to the public)


* All teachings are FREE OF CHARGE for ORDAINED SANGHA

* SPACES ARE LIMITED, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY

* NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS

For more information, please contact:

John Vũ (714) 812-7117

Chi (714) 369-7633



當代頗瓦法大師2012 頗瓦法傳授

尊貴的 安陽仁波切 將在南加州地區傳此殊勝法門

十二月二日 十二月十一日 (10)

地點位於橙縣:Van Lang, 14861 Moran St., Westminster, CA 92683

注冊與聯繫人:

Eric Chang 626-731-1989 (ericc.afla@gmail.com)
Jessica Hao 626-272-9099 (1324586556@qq.com)


课程安排:

Dec.2 (週日)

3pm - 頗瓦法介紹


Dec.3 (週一)

9am - 阿彌陀佛灌頂
2pm - 頗瓦法教授


Dec.4 (週二)

9am - 頗瓦法教授

2pm - 頗瓦法教授

Dec.5 (週三)

9am - 寧瑪頗瓦口傳加持,

2pm - 仁波切帶修寧瑪頗瓦

7pm - 金剛薩埵教授 -四力懺悔, 仁波切助手帶修金剛薩埵觀修

Dec.6 (週四)

9am - 直貢頗瓦教授

2pm - 直貢頗瓦口傳加持、實修

7pm - 仁波切助手帶修寧瑪頗瓦

Dec.7 (週五)

9am - 三殊勝教授

2pm - 仁波切助手帶修直貢頗瓦

Dec.8 (週六)

9am - 阿彌陀佛修法教授, 仁波切助手帶領觀修

2pm - 仁波切助手帶修直貢頗瓦

7pm - *仁波切帶領阿彌陀佛簡修儀軌

Dec.9 (週日)

9am - 密勒日巴尊者薈供

2pm - 教授如何為亡者修頗瓦

7pm - 仁波切助手帶修寧瑪頗瓦簡短修法

Dec.10 (週一)

9am - 教授如何在死亡時修頗瓦

2pm - 課程結束后如何在家練習頗瓦法
7pm - 仁波切助手帶修直貢頗瓦簡短修法

Dec.11 (週二)

9am - 阿彌陀佛薈供

2pm - 繼續阿彌陀佛薈供, 極樂願文, 解脫祈願

課程費用: 全程10天共 $100.00

法本:$30.00(英文,中文,越南文任選其一)
阿彌陀佛灌頂:$20.00 10/3對外開放)

*出家受戒者免費

*座位有限請早註冊


注冊與聯繫人:


Eric Chang 626-731-1989 (ericc.afla@gmail.com)
Jessica Hao 626-272-9099 (1324586556@qq.com)


Gugu Rinpoche

Gugu Rinpoche

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges)

Public Talk at Pitzer College 10/22/09

"Buddhist Way of Viewing Death"









Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mandala Temple in Kathmandu - Progress Update


Courtesy photo of Truelha

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ayang Residential School - Recent Photos





Ayang Residential School - Updates

On 4th August 2008, a meeting was convened and attended by Yushu County Secretary, Zhang Yongcai; County Education Bureau Chairman, Mara; Rashu Township Secretary, Cheng; County Political Cooperation Vice Chairman; Jamyong Lordru; Mr. Songye; School Leader, Karma Drandu; School Representative leader, Norsom; Monastery Representative leader, Kurtin; 5 teachers (2 fulltime and 3 part-time); students’ parents and 92 students. They met to discuss four major issues: (1) funding received from the conclusion of 2006 to June 2008; (2) delivering of food supplies; (3) delivery of 91 students’ summer and winter uniforms and shoes; (4) sponsorship of 17 additional students.


Mr. Cheng, Secretary of Rashu Township, hosted the meeting. He said Education is the key to alleviating poverty among villages. He is very grateful to Ayang Rinpoche, Truelha, Becky and her team for their generous donations and continuous supports. On the meeting, Mr. Songye gave detailed statistics of all the funding received from 2006 to August 2008. The total funds received for the school was 166256.38 rmb and this was spent on school construction, winter clothing, summer and winter school uniforms and shoes, salary for the staff, a well, food, and student hygiene kits.


Representative leaders from both the village and monastery, Norsom and Kurtin, gave short gratitude speeches and promised to school administrators, teachers and parents that they will take their responsibility seriously to ensure the quality of education. The County Education Bureau Chairman, Mara reemphasized the significance of education especially among rural area. He was very pleased to announce that this school has one of the best facilities compared with other village schools in Yushu County because of the cooperation between all parties: Ayang Rinpoche, Truelha, Becky’s group and the County government. He said the government invested 300,000 rmb for the school construction, and will provide 1,000 rmb per student annually for their living expenses. He said he envisioned the better future of this school, he appreciated students’ families for being so supportive the last semester by providing butter and meat to supplement food demands. He urged all the parents there to give full support to their children, because they are the future of this land. Mr. Zhang said he is very proud to see the rapid growth of this new school, and its achievement. He represents County authorities in thanking the donors for their generous contributions and the teachers’ and villagers’ dedication.


Kathmandu Retreat Center - Recent Photos





Saturday, July 14, 2007

Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center

July 14th, 2007 by Truelha


The Amitabha Foundation Retreat Center is presently being built on a mountain top in Kopan, located approximately 8 km from Boudhanath Great Stupa, in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. It will be open to Buddhist practitioners of all paths.
The main structure is built upon the highest point on the hill, designed like a mandala. This, as well as the registered name of Amitabha Foundation, is the reason for the retreat center’s special name Opak Kyilkhor Chöling (The Amitabha Mandala Dharma Center). Within the retreat center, there will be a total of sixteen temples both large and small.
The following is a detailed description of each temple’s dharma objects and of each temple’s daily, monthly and yearly rituals.
A downloadable version of the Nepal Retreat Center Introduction document is also available.
1. TSOKHANG TASHI GOMANG THE MAIN TEMPLE

The Tashi Gomang Main Temple will have Buddha Amitabha as its main deity at the center, with Guru Padmasambhava to the right and Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön, the founder of the Drigung order, to the left.
There will be two stupas, The Namgyal Chöten or “Victory Stupa” to the right and the Changchub Chodten or “Enlightenment Stupa” to the left. Above the Namgyal Chöten to the right there will be images of Buddha Vajradhara with Tilopa and Naropa, and to the left there will be the deities of Long Life: Tsepame, Namgyalma and White Tara. Above the Changchub Chöten there will be Marpa, Milarepa and Gampopa to the right and Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani to the left. There will also be the Sixteen Arhats with Buddha Shakyamuni in the center on the wall to the right of Amitabha and the Twenty One Taras with a large White Tara in the center, to the left.
The Kangyur will be kept on the right side of the Enlightenment Stupa and the Tengyur on the left side of the Victory Stupa.
Paintings will adorn the area above the Jamthong, “colonnade window”. The center wall painting will depict the Sukhavati Pure Land. The right wall will portray the eighty four mahasidhas and the Kagyudpa Golden lineage will be depicted on the left wall. Between the windows there will be paintings of the eight bodhisattvas on one side and the eight offering goddesses on the other. On the ceiling between the beams there will be mandalas of the four yidams and the dharma protectors.
In the Tashi Gomang Main Temple, the following offering prayers and rituals will be performed by eight monks on a daily, monthly and yearly basis, according to the Tibetan calendar.

Daily Prayers and Rituals

Morning:
White Tara ritual according to the Drigung Tradition
Smoke offering (Riwo Sangchö)
Smoke offering (Sang) to the three Dharma Protectors of the Drigung Tradition, Achi, Mahakala and Tsi’u-marpo
Ritual cake offering prayer (Torma Gyatsa)

Evening:
Offering prayers to the Dharma Protectors
Smoke Offering for holy beings and spirits (Sur)
General Dedication Prayer (Ngowa Monlam)
On alternate days, the Great Sukhavati Prayer according to Chagmey Raghase and the Pureland Aspiration Prayer according to the Drigung Tradition.
Prayers for the long life of: H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyan Trinley Dorje, H.H. Drigung Kaybgon Chökyi Nangwa in Lhasa, Tibet, H.H. the Drigung Kyabgön Kunsang Trinley Lhundup in India, H.E. Palchen Galo Rinpoche and H.E.Ayang Rinpoche the principal master and founder of the retreat center.
Prayer for the flourishing of the Teachings according to the Drigung tradition (Tengyay Monlam)
Prayer for the General Flourishing of Buddhism written by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama (Tengyay Monlam)

Monthly Prayers and Rituals:

(According to Tibetan Calendar)
1st - Prayer for the purification of all negative actions according to the Drigung Tradition (Nyepa Kunsel)
8th - Alternately, the Offering Prayer to the Drigung Lineage and the Guru Yoga offering prayer to H.H. the 16th Karmapa (Lama Chöpa)
9th - Great Offering Prayer to the Drigung Protector Deities (long version and short Mahakala Bernagchan)
10th - Tsok offering to the Innermost Profound Three Roots (Yangzab Tsasum)
15th - Alternately, the Namchö Amitabha Tsok Sadhana Offering according to Chagmey Raghase, and the Yangzab Innermost Profound Amitabha Sadhana according to the Drigung tradition.
18th - Tsok offering to Chakrasambhara
19th - Offering prayer to the Drigung Dharma Protectors (long version)
25th - Tsok offering to Vajravarahi
28th - Medicine Buddha ritual according to Drigung tradition
29th - Offering prayer to the Drigung Dharma Protectors (long version and short Mahakala Bernagchan)
30th - Ritual Prayer for the 16 Arhats according to the Drigung Tradition
There will also be, according to Vinaya rules, the Sojong ritual for mending vows and purifying breaches for monks and nuns, as well as eight consecutive days of alternate feasting and fasting during the “White Nyungney” fasting period. This will be open to the public.

Yearly Festivals:

First Month - The Month of Miracles (Chotrül Dawa), according to the Buddhist calendar, also called The Hundred Thousand Month (Bumgyur Dawa) because all practices are multiplied by 100,000.
1st - Ritual Offering to the 16 Arhats (Neten Chudruk Choga) Prayer for the flourishing of the Buddhist teachings (long version, Tengye Monlam)
6th -15th - Recitation of one billion Amitabha mantras (Tungdrup Drüpchen)
15th - Last day of Drüpchen: Amitabha Empowerment (All Tungdrup Drüpchen open to the public) Liberation Prayers for dead beings (Nedren)

Fourth Month – Month of the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni (Saka Dawa)

6th -15th - Recitation of one billion Avalokiteshvara Mantras (Drüpchen)
15th - Festival of the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni (Saka Dawa Düchen)
Last day of Drüpchen: Avalokiteshvara Empowerment (All Drüpchen open to the public)

Fifth Month
15th - Festival of World Purification (Zamling Chisang Düchen)Smoke Offering Prayer for the Purification of all Negative Actions according to the Drigung Tradition (Sang Nyepa Kunsel).Offering Prayer for the Purification of all Negative Actions according to the Drigung Tradition (Sang Nyepa Kunsel)

Sixth Month
4th - Festival of the Turning of the Wheel of Dharma (Sangye Chökhor Düchen); the first sermon by Buddha Shakyamuni in the Deer Park in Sarnath, India.
4th -15th - Recitation of one billion Guru Rinpoche Mantras (Drüpchen)
15th - Last day of Drüpchen: Padmasambhava Empowerment and Long Life Empowerment (open to the public)

Ninth Month
13th-22nd - Vajrasattva Drüpchen. Recitation of one billion Vajrasattva Mantras (Drüpchen)
22nd - Festival of the Buddha’s Descent from the God Realm (Lhabab Düchen)
Last day of Drüpchen Vajrasattva Empowerment (All open to the public.)

Tenth Month
30th - Fasting begins with the16 days of alternate feasting and fasting Namgang Nyüngnay; ends on 15th of 11th month (Open to the public)

Twelfth Month
23rd -29th - Ritual for Removing Obstacles in the New Year (Gutor).

On alternate years:
1. Red Wrathful Guru according to the Treasure Text of Padma Lingpa (Guru Drakmar)
2. Blue Wrathful Guru according to the Treasure Text of Chögyal Dorje (Guru Drakthing)

Birthdays:

Offering Prayer for the Purification of all Negative Actions according to the Drigung Tradition (Sang Nyepa Kunsel)Above prayer for the Birthdays of: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama , H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, H.H. Drigung Kyabgon Chökyi Nangwa, H.H. the Drigung Kyabgön Kunsang Trinley Lhundup, H.E. Palchen Galo Rinpoche and H.E. Ayang Rinpoche the principal master and founder of the retreat center.

Anniversaries:

There will be Special Guru Offering Prayers (Lhadrüp) for each of the following:
Marpa Anniversary: Accordingly, Damngak Zod for the Kagyu lineage Guru Yoga Tsok Offering Prayer (Tashi Dakpi Dayang)
Milarepa Anniversary: Milarepa Guru Yoga Tsok Offering Prayer
Gampopa Anniversary: Gampopa Guru Yoga Tsok Offering Prayer
Jigten Sumgön Anniversary: Jigten Sumgön Guru Yoga Tsok Offering Prayer
H.H. the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje: Four sessions of Guru Yoga and Guru Yoga Tsok Offering Prayers


2. GYUDHEY LHAKHANG - THE TANTRIC TEMPLE

This will be situated above the Tashi Gomang Main Temple and will contain representations of the four Yidam Deities: Kalachakra, Chakrasambhara, Hevajra and Guhyasamaja. There will also be an image of Yamantaka (according to the Drigung Tradition), a White Zambhala (according to the Treasure Text of Chögyal Dorje), and a figure of Golden Vaishravana, the wealth deity. Additionally, there will be a sand mandala for each deity.

Daily Prayers and Rituals:
Four monks will recite the medium length version of the ritual for each of the Yidam Deities.

Monthly Prayers and Rituals:
Four monks will recite the long version of the rituals for each of the Yidam Deities.

Yearly Prayers and Rituals:
There will be one week in each year of Drüpchö Offering Prayers dedicated to each of the Yidam Deities (seven days for each).

Twelfth Month
23rd- 29th Yamantaka Ritual to expel all negative forces and actions of the New Year (Shingjey Tordok)



3. GYALWA RIG NGA’I LHAKHANG: TEMPLE OF THE FIVE BUDDHA FAMILIES

This will be situated above the Gyudhey Lhakhang. In the center of the temple there will be a Buddha Amitabha statue and mandala. Surrounding him on all four sides will be images of the four Buddhas of the four directions: Vairocana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava and Amoghasiddhi, all facing Buddha Amitabha.

Daily Prayers and Rituals:
Each day there will be a recitation of the medium length version of the Offering Prayer to the five Dhyani Buddhas.

Monthly Prayers and Rituals:
Each day there will be a recitation of the long version of the Tsok Offering Prayer to the five Dhyani Buddhas.

Yearly Prayers and Rituals:
Each year there will be one week of Drüpchö Offering Prayers dedicated to each of the five Dhyani Buddhas.
4. TENSUNG KHANG: TEMPLE OF THE PROTECTOR DEITIES

This will be a separate section of the Main Temple, behind the Pure Land paintings. There will be statues of the main dharma protector deities of the Drigung lineage (Tensung): Achi Chökyi Drölma, Four-armed Mahakala (Gönpo Chakshi), Two-armed Mahakala (Bernagchen) and Chökyong Tsi’u-mar. There will be additional statues of Shingkyong Yab-yum (special protector of Sukhavati), Rahula (Kyabjük), Damchan Dorje Lekpa, Tseringma and Pehar Gyalpo.

Daily Prayers and Rituals:
Each day there will be a recitation of the medium length version of the Offering Prayer to the Dharma Protectors.

Monthly Prayers and Rituals:
Each month on the 9th, 19th, and 29th days there will be a recitation of the long version of the Offering Prayer to the Dharma Protectors.

Yearly Prayers and Rituals:
Each year there will be one week of the long versions of the Great Fulfillment Prayer dedicated to the Dharma Protectors. The seven day Achi Kangdö ritual the seven day Kangwachemo Offering Prayer will be performed.

5 – 8. THE FOUR TEMPLES AT THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE MAIN TEMPLE

These will be dedicated to the following Yidam Deities:

5. South-East Temple: Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba)
6. South-West Temple: Red Wrathful Guru (Drakmar)
7. North-West Temple: Blue Wrathful Guru (Drakthing)
8. North-East Temple: Dorje Drölo

Daily Prayers and Rituals:
Each day there will be a recitation of the medium length version of the Offering Ritual for each of the Yidam Deities.

Monthly Prayers and Rituals:
Each month, on the 15th, there will be a recitation of the long version of the Offering Ritual for each of the Yidam Deities.

Yearly Prayers and Rituals:Twelfth month:
23rd – 29th Tordok Ritual for each of the four Yidam deities to expel all negative forces and actions for the New Year.

PROTECTORS OF THE FOUR DIRECTIONS

On each balcony on the four sides of the main temple, there will be statues of the Great Protector Kings of the Four Directions (Gyalchen Deshi).
Each of the temples outlined above will have shrine cabinets. There will also be special quarters (Zimchung Kunsig Chöling) exclusively for H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, H.H. Drigung Kyabgön Chökyi Nangwa, H.H. the Drigung Kyabgön Kunsang Trinley Lhundup, as well as for other High Lamas. These quarters will have statues and shrine cabinets.

OPAK KYILKHOR CHÖLING RETREAT SECTION

Within Opak Kyilkhor Chöling there will be a retreat section called Drubdhey Samten Gatsel Ling (The Garden of Happiness Meditation Center). It will consist of eight clusters of eight cottages, each arranged in the eight directions, to represent the eight sections. Each cluster will have a special name according to the practice for which it is reserved. They will also have a special shrine temple for the teachings and prayers corresponding with each cluster’s particular practice.
The retreat cottages will be self-contained independent units that will include a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and a shrine and practice room on the top floor.

1. CHAKCHEN CHÖLING: MAHAMUDRA SECTION
Here there will be representations of Buddha Vajradhara, Tilopa, Naropa, Nagarjuna, Saraha, the 1st Gyalwang Karmapa Dusum Kyenpa, the founder of the Drigung lineage Jigten Sumgon and H.H. the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. These images will be painted in traditional thangka style and hung on walls.

2. NARO CHÖLING: THE SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA SECTION
Here there will be images of Buddha Vajradhara, Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, Phagmo Drupa, Nagarjuna, and Jigten Sumgon.

3. NEGU CHÖLING: THE SIX YOGAS OF NEGUMA SECTION
This will have paintings of the Negu choedruk, the Shangpa Kagyu refuge tree and the Guru Yoga lineage masters.

4. DZOGCHEN CHÖLING
This will have Buddha Samanthabhadra and the twelve original Dzogchen masters.

5. NGÖNDRO CHÖLING: PRELIMINARY PRACTICE SECTION
This will have the refuge tree and guru yoga lineage masters, as well as a painting of the traditional mandala offering.

6. SHINAY CHÖLING: SHAMATHA (CALM ABIDING) PRACTICE SECTION
This will have an image of Buddha Shakyamuni, the six students (Thokmed, Yingnye, Choklang, Choedak, Nyenthü Shiwawoe, Shakyawoe) and the two supreme ones (Nagarjuna and Aryadeva). There will also be a painting of the shinay drawing illustrating an elephant and a monkey.

7. YIDAM CHÖLING: DAILY DEITY PRACTICE SECTION
This will show the Five Buddha families, Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Hevajra, Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, Vajrakilaya, Red Wrathful Guru, Blue Wrathful Guru and Dorje Drölo.

8. LU- JIN CHÖLING: OFFERING THE BODY PRACTICE SECTION
This will have the Chöd practice refuge tree.

CONFERENCE HALL
There will be a conference hall where discussions and talks will be held with the purpose of cultural exchange between the Western and Eastern worlds.

LIBRARY
There will be a general library which will contain books in various languages. This will be situated below the front balcony of the Main Temple and will be for the general public use. Additionally, there will be the H.E Palchen Galo Dharma Translator Training and Research Center.

MEDICAL CLINIC
There will be a Medical Clinic providing general medical treatment.

CHARITY SECTION
A Charity section will provide clothing, food, money etc. to the local people in need
The entire Center and surrounding grounds will be a refuge of compassion to all animals in promoting animal liberation. Programs to actively liberate captured wildlife and fish will be encouraged. The building of birdhouses will be also be promoted.
Opak Khilkhor Chöling’s wish is that compassion and loving kindness will extend past our local boundaries to promote world peace and that all beings will be freed from the oceans of samsaric suffering by achieving Buddhahood.


DONATION

Genreal Donation:
Any amount of donations to the Retreat Centers is greatly appreciated.

Retreat Cottage Sponsorship:
Donation for one (1) retreat cottage is $13,000 USD, exclude furnishings.


前言
釋迦牟尼佛及許多菩薩和偉大的上師都曾提及,當釋迦牟尼佛的教法逐漸消失在這個世界時,最後一個消失的地方會是尼泊爾,所以基於這個理由,仁波切要在此興建佛學中心,因為在未來的好幾個世紀,此中心仍可利益許多眾生。

阿彌陀佛曼達拉佛學中心
之所以命名為阿彌陀佛曼達拉佛學中心,因為主殿的外觀建造的如同曼達拉(壇城),所以取名。屋頂由鎏金打造,四面牆皆有雙鹿法輪,此種設計的寺廟從未有過,當地人讚嘆此中心完成後,將可成為尼泊爾的地標。

地理位置及簡介
此中心距離大眼佛塔及市心約20分鐘車程。由中心鳥瞰,及可目視許多尼泊爾聖地及聖山,距離機場則約25分鐘車程,交通便利。四周皆是迷人景觀,中心的四周有築高牆,且24小時警衛看守。安全無慮,四周則是國家森林公園及一小區的寧瑪巴閉關中心,環境非常清幽,對於前來閉關的修行人極為便利。且只有一個大門提供進出。

關於大殿
大殿位於山丘的頂上,建築物共有六層,其中包含五個項目,第一個是四個佛殿,第二是高僧及喇嘛房,第三是會議廳,第四是圖書館,第五是辦公室。

關於閉關房
有關於閉關房,分為八個區塊,以圍繞大殿的方式排列,並依照修行場所不同,給予各式名稱如下:四加行,那洛六法,尼古六法,尼古六法瑜珈術,寂住法,大手印,大圓滿,施身法。每個區塊有八個閉關房。在中心有一個教授廳,每個關房皆為兩層,下層各有臥室,廚房,衛浴設備,上層為禪房。


Annual Drubchen begins April 18

The Annual Drubchen begins April 18 at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, Dechen Choeku Ling, in Mundgod Tibetan Settlement. All the monks, khenpos and rinpoches will be accumulating 1 billion Guru Rinpoche (Vajra Guru) mantras. Presiding over the drubchen will be His Eminence Choeje Togden Rinpoche, from Ladakh.

This year the prayers are dedicated especially to the people of Japan and to all of humanity, that there may be world peace, that all beings may live in harmony, and that the environment of our mother the earth may be protected from destruction.

Ayang Rinpoche requests that all the Buddhist practitioners and monasteries in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and those associated with Amitabha Foundation world-wide, contribute to this practice and send us (NY@amitabhafoundation.us) their recitations of the Guru Rinpoche mantra to accumulate the 1 billion total.


Mantras may be accumulated and the totals sent in daily between April 18 and the end of the Drubchen, approximately 10-15 days later.


The Guru Rinpoche (Vajra Guru) mantra is:

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

Letter to the Prime Minister and People of Japan

On behalf of the Amitabha Foundation worldwide, the Drikung Charitable Society in India, and the associated Kagyud Thupten Shedrub Jangchubling Monastic Institute, I send my sincere condolences to the grieving families, the people, and the government of Japan following the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

On March 13, 2011, the Rinpoches, Khenpos and monks of the Monastic Institute conducted special prayers for all those affected by this terrible tragedy, and made butter lamp offerings to the Buddha on their behalf. A special prayer will be held again on this full moon day, dedicated to them.

Since Phowa, the transference of consciousness at death to the Pure Land of Buddha Amitabha, is my main teaching and practice, I performed it for all those who had lost their lives in this disaster.

We will also dedicate our annual intensive Buddhist practice, the 1 Billion Guru Rinpoche Drubchoe starting April 18, for the people of Japan and for all of humanity, that such natural and man-made disasters in the future may be averted, We request all the Buddhist practitioners and monasteries in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and those associated with Amitabha Foundation world-wide, to contribute to this practice and send us (NY@amitabhafoundation.us) their recitations of the Guru Rinpoche mantra to accumulate the 1 billion total.

We dedicate our prayers for world peace and that all beings may live in harmony, and with the aspiration that the environment of our mother the earth may be protected from destruction and hence further natural disasters be averted.

With my prayers and deepest sympathy,

H.E. “Choeje” Ayang Rinpoche

Original Letter

Letter from Ayang Rinpoche

Dear All, I send my heartfelt sympathy and condolence to the victims and families who have been severely affected by the strong earthquake that shook Jeykudo- Yushu of Qinghai province on April 14th' 2010. The Amitabha Foundation and the monks of our monastery shall hold a special prayer service for all those who lost their precious life and the many thousands injured. May the people of Jeykudo overcome from the aftermaths and swiftly return to normal life. H.E Choeje Ayang Rinpoche Wed, Apr 14, 2010

Previous Events

Please view below:

2011 Ten-Level Buddha Amitabha and True Nature of Mind Teaching - By H.E. Choeje' Ayang Rinpoche

Dates: 10/20/2011 - 10/27/2011 (confirmed)

The teaching will be taught in English, and translated into Vietnamese

Location (same location as last year’s Phowa Course):

Viet Herald (Community Room)

Address: 14861 Moran Street, Westminster, CA 92683 (click here for map)

Schedule:

1) Buddha Amitabha Empowerment 10/20/2011(Thursday)

- Time: 6:30pm-10:00pm

- Free to public

- Limited to 200 people (due to capacity limit)

- Please arrive 30-min before the empowerment

2) Ten-Level Buddha Amitabha Teaching

- Prerequisite: Buddha Amitabha Empowerment 10/20/2011

- Limited to 150 Students (waiting list 20)

- Tuition $60

- Text and Visualization card: $15 (complete set)

Teaching schedule:

10/21/2011 (Friday)

2:00p-5:00p - Pureland Visualization teaching

7:00p-9:00p - Accumulating merit and 3, Sutra Way teaching and practice

10/22/2011 (Saturday)

9:00a-12:00p - Kriya Tantra and 5 Charya Tantra teaching and practice

2:00p-5:00p - Yoga Tantra Way and 7, Father Tantra teachings practice

10/23/2011 (Sunday)

9:00a-12:00p - noon Mother Tantra Way teaching and practice

2:00p-5:00p - Long Life and 10, Union of Generation and Completion practices teachings and practice

3) Buddha Amitabha Tsog Offering 10/24/2011 (Monday)

- Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm & 7:00pm - 9:00pm (continue)

- Free to public

- Limited to 200 people (due to capacity limit)

- Please bring offering items: candles, flowers, snack, fruit, juice, etc.

- Please arrive 30-min before the Tsog offering to set-up

4) True Nature of Mind Teaching

- Limited to 150 Students (waiting list 20)

- Tuition $20

- Text: $10

True Nature of Mind One-On-One Interview with Rinpoche (required before the teaching)

- 15-minute One-On-One Interview with Rinpoche

- Interview times will be announced soon

10/25/2011 (Tuesday) All day interviews

10/26/2011 (Wednesday) All day interviews

True Nature of Mind Teaching 10/27/2011 (Thursday)

- Time: 2:00p-5:00p Intro to True Nature of Mind

- Time: 7:00p-9:30p Intro to True Nature of Mind (continue)

Registration:

- Please send email to register: John.vu22@gmail.com or ericc.afla@gmail.com

* Questions in Vietnamese, please contact MaiThy Lam at:

maithylam@yahoo.com or 714-431-1210

Email:

Cell:

Mailing Address:

Course:

1) Ten-Level Buddha Amitabha Teaching ($75)

2) True Nature of Mind ($30)

- Payment instructions will be sent to you after your registration is completed

Accommodations (near Viet Herald):

Little Saigon Inn (1.1 mi NE)

14052 Brookhurst Street

Garden Grove, CA

Tel: (714) 636-4890

Super 8 Westminster (1.5 mi SW)

15559 Beach Boulevard

Westminster, CA

Tel: (714) 895-5584

Hotel Huntington Beach (1.8 mi SW)

7667 Center Avenue

Huntington Beach, CA

Tel: (714) 891-0123

Best Western Palm Garden Inn (1.8 mi NW)

13659 Beach Blvd

Westminster, CA

Tel: (714) 373-3200

Extended Stay America - Hunting Beach (4.7 m NW)

5050 Skylab Rd

Huntington Beach, CA

Tel: (714) 799-4887

2010 LOS ANGELES PHOWA COURSE BY H.E. CHOEJE’ AYANG RINPOCHE (CONFIRMED)

** This Phowa Teaching is Made Possible by Generous Donators & Sponsors**


REGISTRATION CLOSED (as of 9/27/2010)

WAITING LIST CLOSE (as of 9/27/2010)

Registration is REQUIRED for this event

WALK-IN ARE NOT ACCEPTED

Dates: 10/2/10 – 10/10/10 (added "Achi Empowerment" on 10/11/10)


Location: Viet Herald (Community Room)

14861 Moran Street, Westminster, CA 92683, USA

Cost: Suggested donation $5/day at entrance (pre-pay is recommended)

(additional donation is highly appreciated, it will help us better cover this blessed teaching, and all proceeds will go towards to H.E. Ayang Rinpoche's Charity and Dharma projects)

Donations can be sent to:

Viet Nalanda Foundation c/o Phowa 2010

17548 Nutwood Drive, Carson, CA 90746

(check MEMO line please write: Phowa 2010)

Limited Seating: 125 (registration required, no walk-ins)

Waiting List: not available

Teaching Text: $20 for the entire course teaching texts

Cushions: Please bring your own (location is carpeted throughout)

Disability: Please note your needs, we will try best to accommodate

Language: The entire teaching will be in English, and translation to Vietnamese language

Registration: Please contact: Eric Chang ericc.afla@gmail.com

Special thanks to Viet Nalanda Foundation, as this is the first time H.E. Ayang Rinoche's Phowa teaching is introduced to the Vietnamese community http://www.vietnalanda.org/sideengindex.html


Teaching Schedule:

October 2 (Saturday)

2:00PM – 5:00PM Buddha Amitabha Empowerment


October 3 (Sunday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Phowa Teaching

2:00PM – 5:00PM Phowa Teaching

6:30PM – 9:00PM Phowa Teaching


October 4 (Monday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Phowa Lung (Oral Transmission Blessing)

2:00PM – 5:00PM Phowa Practice with Rinpoche

6:30PM – 9:00PM Buddah Vajrasattva Teaching


October 5 (Tuesday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Nyingma Phowa Practice

2:00PM – 5:00PM Drikung Phowa Practice

6:30PM – 9:00PM Drikung Phowa Practice with Oral Transmission Blessing


October 6 (Wednesday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Three Excellence Teaching

2:00PM – 5:00PM Drikung Phowa Practice

6:30PM – 9:00PM Buddha Amitabha Meditation Teaching


October 7 (Thursday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Nyingma Phowa Medium Level Practice

2:00PM – 5:00PM Milarepa Tsog Offering Prayer

6:30PM – 9:00PM Short Buddha Amitabha “Sadhana” Practice


October 8 (Friday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Teachings on doing Phowa for “others” at the moment of death

2:00PM – 5:00PM Short Drikung Phowa Practice

6:30PM – 9:00PM Short Nyingma Phowa Practice and Buddha Amitabha Pureland Aspiration Prayer


October 9 (Saturday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Teachings on doing Phowa for “oneself” at the moment of death

2:00PM – 5:00PM Teaching on Phowa practice after taking the course

6:30PM – 9:00PM Drikung Phowa Practice


October 10 (Sunday)

9:00AM – 12:00PM Buddha Amitabha Tsog Offering Prayer

2:00PM – 5:00PM Buddha Amitabha Tsog Offering Prayer


October 11 (Monday)

6:00PM - 9:00PM Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment

Learn more about Achi Chokyi Drolma


Teaching Location:

Viet Herald (Community Room)

14861 Moran Street

Westminster, CA 92683

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Viet+Herald,+14861+Moran+Street,+Westminster,+CA+92683&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=57.510723,114.169922&ie=UTF8&hq=Viet+Herald,&hnear=14861+Moran+St,+Westminster,+CA+92683&ll=33.746467,-117.966728&spn=0.058023,0.111494&z=14


Accommodations (near Viet Herald):

Little Saigon Inn‎ (1.1 mi NE)

14052 Brookhurst Street

Garden Grove, CA‎

Tel: (714) 636-4890‎


Super 8 Westminster‎ (1.5 mi SW)

15559 Beach Boulevard

Westminster, CA‎

Tel: (714) 895-5584‎


Hotel Huntington Beach‎ (1.8 mi SW)

7667 Center Avenue

Huntington Beach, CA‎

Tel: (714) 891-0123‎


Best Western Palm Garden Inn‎ (1.8 mi NW)

13659 Beach Blvd

Westminster, CA‎

Tel: (714) 373-3200‎


Extended Stay America - Hunting Beach (4.7 m NW)

5050 Skylab Rd

Huntington Beach, CA

Tel: (714) 799-4887


Food: There are many restaurants (including vegetarian), cafes, and coffee shops in walking distance of the teaching location (Viet Herald)


Beach: Seal Beach is located 9 miles away from Viet Herald, and Sunset Beach is just 7 miles away, both lined with the Pacific Coast Highway. Maybe students can plan a few extra days of stay and visit the local attractions.

Buddha Vajrasattva

Buddha Vajrasattva

Buddha Amitabha

Buddha Amitabha

2010 Drubchen in Mundgod

This year Venerable Ontul Rinpoche will be leading the Guru Rinpoche Drubchen at Ayang Rinpoche's Dechen Choeku Ling Monastery in Mundgod. Participants at the monastery and world-wide will be accumulating 1 billion Vajra Guru mantras beginning March 30, 2010. Mantra accumulation will take at least 10 days and will continue longer, as necessary to finish 1 billion. Many lamas have said that by contributing mantras to such a great activity, participants gain as much merit as if they did the entire billion mantras themselves. Ayang Rinpoche requests: "This is a great opportunity. Please, everybody join and recite mantras as much as you can."

The Vajra Guru mantra is OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG. Report the mantras you have accumulated every day or every few days on this website or by sending them toNY@amitabhafoundation.us or amitabhafoundation@gmail.com.

Donations toward the Drubchen are also appreciated and can be made by PayPal on this website (PayPal deducts a 3% transaction fee). You may make an offering in any amount in the name of anyone living or dead, or just to benefit all sentient beings.

2010

尊貴的 將於330日在位於南印度卡納塔克邦-蒙德戈德(Mundgod) 安陽寺 (Dechen Choeku Ling Monastery) 舉辦年度的誦經大法會,法會將持續10天或直至 十億 (1,000,000,000)【蓮師心咒】圓滿達成為止。

今年法會宗旨為誦頌【蓮師心咒】,並由 可敬的上師 仁波 (Venerable Ontul Rinpoche) 主法。

上師們表示,全世界參與誦頌的弟子如同個人誦頌十億【蓮師心咒】並同時累積諸多功德。

【蓮師心咒】簡單易記:嗡

安陽仁波切 強調“這是一個很殊聖的機會,請諸位發心積極參誦頌”

參與弟子請將每日 (或每隔數日) 誦頌【蓮師心咒】總數用電子郵件傳至:

NY@amitabhafoundation.us amitabhafoundation@gmail.com 集中統計。

如蒙贊助法會,可稍後登入網站進行捐款www.amitabhafoundation.us 為你摯愛的人累積功德或迴向給您往生的親朋好友,一切隨喜,不限金額 (PayPal)

祝您一切順利,功德無量!

阿彌陀佛基金會-洛杉磯

http://ayangrinpoche.org/2010-drubchen-in-mundgod/

2009 Luncheon with H.E. Ayang Rinpoche

Amitabha Foundation Los Angeles Proudly Hosts:

Luncheon with His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche

Sunday October 18, 2009

11:30AM-2:30AM

Tibet Nepal House Restaurant, Old Town Pasadena
36 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Tel: 626-585-0955

Seating availability 50 person (First-come-first-serve)

To register, please contact:

Eric Chang at 626-731-1989, or by email: ericc.afla@gmail.com

Cost per Person: $25* (including tax and tips)

Tibetan and Nepali Cuisine Champaign Brunch (All You Can Eat)

- Salad and Fruit
- Lentil Soup
- 4 Vegetarian Dishes
- 3 Non-Vegetarian Dishes
- Clay Oven Baked Bread
- Dessert
- Free Soft Drinks

Presentation of H.E. Ayang Rinpoche's Ongoing Projects:

Amitabha Foundation (International)
Drikung Charitable Society
Retreat Center Kathmandu, Nepal
Ayang Monastery Clinic, Tibet
Ayang Residential School, Tibet
Phowa Center Bodhgaya, India
XVI Bodhgaya Annual Phowa Course

Enjoy the relaxed comfortable atmosphere, socialize with fellow Buddhist practitioners, and be closer to our Eminence Teacher Ayang Rinpoche.

*All proceeds goes to H.E. Ayang Rinpoche's projects (Tibet, India, and Napal)

Personal interview with H.E. Ayang Rinpoche is available between 10/19-10/20. Please make an appointment with Ashlee Liao at 626-500-9060.

2009 KARMA LINGPA ZHITRO EMPOWERMENT

H.E. Anyang Rinpoche will be giving this empowerment in Vancouver BC, and NY thus providing opportunity for everyone in the West and East coasts of North America to attend.
(refer to notes on “Tibetan Book of the Dead”)

His Eminence “Choeje” Ayang Rinpoche will be giving the rare
“100 Peaceful & Wrathful Deities Zhitro Empowerment”

From the Treasure Cycle of Karma Lingpa
The Profound Dharma of the Natural Liberation
Through Contemplating the Peaceful & Wrathful:
Stage of Completion Instructions on the Six Bardos

These precious teachings and empowerment are not given frequently in the West, as very few Tibetan masters are qualified to bestow these blessings. The empowerment and related teachings include the construction and dissolution of a traditional sand mandala.

According to the Tibetan Buddhist view, the subjective experience of death consists of sequential dissolutions, a process believed to present unique opportunities for the attainment of liberation.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead and Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities (Zhitro, Tib. zhi khro) empowerment and teachings describe the processes of death and rebirth, introduce the accompanying experiences, and prepare one for making the most of these transient opportunities encountered in the bardo (intermediate state) between death and rebirth.

SEPTEMBER 7 – 10, 2009

Amitabha Foundation – Vancouver BC

Capri Hall, 3925 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC

For more information, please visit:http://www.amitabhafoundationvancouver.com/AFVSep0720094.html

SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 4, 2009

Amitabha Foundation - New York

Residential Retreat held at the Beautiful Garrison Institute near New York City

Shitro Empowerment and Retreat with Ayang Rinpoche

H.E. Ayang Rinpoche Phowa Course - Olympia, WA

October 7-15, 2009

His Eminence Choje Ayang Rinpoche returns to Olympia top teach Phowa "The Transperence of Consciousness at the Time of Death- A Powerful Buddhist Meditation"

Sponsored by:

BODHI HOUSE
4844 Johnson Point Road NE
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 459-1967
Email: bodhihouse@comcast.net
Website: http://www.bodhihouse.org/

2009 文 武 百 尊 灌 頂 法 會

(觀於中陰境界名著『西藏生死書』內有詳細記載)

阿彌陀佛基金會 - 創辦上師直貢噶舉 尊貴的 安陽仁波切 授與

(一) 儀 軌 及 教 法 的 歷 史

文武百尊灌頂(中陰灌頂)是西藏密宗一個非常殊勝的灌頂。這個灌頂可以協肋受灌頂的人克服對死亡的恐懼,並且將死亡的痛苦經驗轉變為心理的開悟,在參與者的心中撒下解脫的種子。只有少數具資格的西藏密宗上師能夠授與此灌頂。
中陰灌頂極少在西方國家進行。在西方國家的人士能夠獲得此灌頂實在非常稀有。文武百尊灌頂(中陰灌頂)的儀軌及教法,是代代相傳至今,傳承不曾中斷的。由蓮花生大士所撰並且由耶謝措嘉筆錄。這些儀軌及教法後來被埋藏於地底,至後世才由蓮花生大士一個入室第子魯意嘉稱的化身噶瑪林巴所發現。
噶瑪林巴發現中陰灌頂的儀軌及教法之後,就將儀軌及教法傳給他的法嗣尼達秋告和其他十四個第子,自此代代傳承至今。

(二) 中 陰 境 界 的 類 別

眾生的心識生滅不定,既生又死,既死又生,經常處於不同的境界。西藏密宗稱這些心識狀態為中陰,並且將中陰境昇分為六種。六中陰就是:

(1) 生中陰-即是眾生日常生活的心識活動狀態
(2) 夢中陰-即是??生做夢時的心識狀態
(3) 禪定中陰-即是禪定或出神的心識狀態
(4) 臨終中陰-即是經歷肉身的心識狀態
(5) 實相中陰(法性中陰)-即是體驗宇宙真實相的心識狀態
(6) 中有中陰(受生中陰)-即是等候受生的心識狀態

對密宗教法不熟悉的人只以為中陰境界局限於臨終、實相及中有三個中陰境界。臨終中陰境界出現的時候,臨命終者意識到自己百體分離,色身瓦解,沉重遍滿全身,循環系統開始停頓,體溫下降,最後意識完全失去接觸物界的能力。至此,他的色身巳經死亡。
眾生色身經死亡之後,臨終中陰境界便結束。修行道力高的人在此時能夠以意識體驗實相中陰(法性中陰)的境界而穫得開悟,但是一般的眾生卻不能直接經驗在實相中陰出現的自性光明,因而陷入無意識狀態。
眾生由無意識狀態甦醒過來的時候,中有中陰(受生中陰)的境界便開始。他會見到有五種不同顏色的光芒,又會見到代表五方佛的寂靜及忿怒本尊的出現。其實,光芒及各部本尊都是來自眾生的自性心而非來自外境。
沒有修持的眾生被這些光芒及本尊迷惑,有時生起恐懼之心,有時卻被他們吸引,便不由自主地再投生於六道,再次經歷生老病死的苦惱。但是有修持的眾生卻可以在中有中陰獲得開悟,並且封閉再次受生之門。而開悟解脫則來自眾生本身的如來藏解脫本質、本尊的加持及在灌頂和修行時與本尊建立的關係。

(三) 接 受 文 武 百 尊 灌 頂 ( 中 陰 灌 頂 ) 的 利 益

文武百尊灌頂(中陰灌頂)及其有關的一切教法的作用,都是在於協助修行者認識眾生色身死亡之後的所會經歷的一切現象。
灌頂與教法令修行者對本尊有所認識,並且獲得他們的加持。接受文武百尊灌頂(中陰灌頂)及教法的修行者將會藉著對教法的領悟與修行,封閉落入三惡道之門,並且會住於不退轉的金剛持地,毋需被迫受生於娑婆世界,卻能生於極樂。
接受及理解中陰教法的修行者能夠體會到生命的意義,及從諸種苦惱之中獲得解脫。修行者就是只修此中陰教法,仍然可以獲得開悟解脫。

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