Schedule of teachings for His Eminence Choeje Ayang Rinpoche. For details visit http://amitabhafoundation.us/?page_id=1956.
Nov. 15-20, 2012 Rochester, NY – Three Phowa-Related Empowerments and Detailed Teachings on Buddha Amitabha Sadhana
Contact: NY@amitabhafoundation.us or 585-261-7094
Nov. 24-29, 2012 Vancouver, BC – Three Phowa-Related Empowerments and Detailed Teachings on Buddha Amitabha Sadhana
Dec. 2-11, 2012 Los Angeles/Orange County, CA – Phowa Course (English and Vietnamese) Daily Schedule, Information and Registration
Dec. 17-21, 2012 Houston, TX – 10 Levels Buddha Amitabha Meditation Teachings (English and Vietnamese) Houston 2012 Teaching Schedule Revised
PHOWA: His Eminence Chöje Ayang Rinpoche is the world’s most highly regarded Master of Phowa, the transference of consciousness at the time of death. Rinpoche refers to training in Phowa as “the Tibetan Buddhist way of fearless living, dying and liberation”. Rinpoche teaches in English, and there will be translation into Vietnamese and Mandarin for this course in the Los Angeles (Orange County) area.
PHOWA-RELATED EMPOWERMENTS: For the first time in North America, Rinpoche will bestow a group of three Phowa-related empowerments: Vajrasattva, Milarepa, and Vajrayogini. Together with the empowerments of Amitabha, Amitayus, Chenrezig and Vajrapani, which are included as part of his Phowa Course, these three empowerments will enhance the practice of Phowa. Individuals may also take these empowerments simply for their blessing power, or to deepen their own practices of Vajrasattva, Milarepa or Vajrayogini, as they relate to Ngondro (Preliminary Practice), True Nature of Mind, and development and completion stage practices from other Buddhist traditions.
BUDDHA AMITABHA LONG SADHANA TEACHING: Rinpoche will explain A Sadhana Recitation of Maha Sukhavati, A Mind Treasure from the Profound Whispered Lineage of the Space Dharma, by the 17th century treasure revealer Mingyur Dorje. This text is used in most Nyingma and Kagyu lineages as a devotional prayer to accomplish the development and completion stage practices of Buddha Amitabha.
BUDDHA AMITABHA 10 LEVELS MEDITATION TEACHING: This teaching also comes from the Namchö (Space Dharma) tradition of Mingyur Dorje. These teachings encompass the complete path of Buddhist meditation practice, including calm abiding (Shamata), the development stage of visualizing oneself as a deity surrounded by the Pure Land of Amitabha, the completion stage of resting in the True Nature of Mind (rigpa), and the union of development and completion stages together. Included are teachings on Dream Yoga and Clear Light Yoga, both components of the Six Yogas of Naropa. There will be translation into Vietnamese for this course in Houston.