About Ayang Rinpoche

Ayang Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist lama.
Ayang Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist lama. Ayang Rinpoche is considered a foremost authority on Buddhist afterlife rituals and Tibetan Pure Land Buddhism; he gives teachings and initiations to the practice of phowa in Tibetan and English annually in Bodh Gaya, India and across the world in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. He has established a school, medical clinic and education sponsorship program for children in Tibet and a variety of community development projects for Tibetans in India. He is also the founder of the Opame Khilkor Choling (The Amitabha Mandala Temple and Retreat Center) with 16 temples and a 64-cottage retreat center dedicated to Buddha Amitābha that overlooks the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and Thupten Shedrub Jangchub Ling Monastic Institute at Bylakuppe, in the Indian State of Karnataka.
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