PAIA - His eminence Choeje Ayang Rinpoche, renowned Tibetan Buddhist Phowa master, will be offering his wisdom at the Maui Dharma Center from Thursday to Nov. 26.
He has been recognized as the greatest living Phowa master by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and other noted Tibetan Buddhist spiritual masters, a news release about his visit said.
"Phowa deals directly with our fear of death and our aspiration for enlightenment. Phowa, or 'transference of consciousness,' is the Tibetan Buddhist method for attaining a better rebirth, liberation or enlightenment at the moment of death or in the after-death," a news release about Rinpoche's visit explained.
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His teaching schedule, topics and donation/cost, to be held at the Maui Dharma Center, located at 81 Baldwin Ave., follows:
* Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Facing Death With Confidence: An Introduction To Phowa, The Intermediate State Or The Bardo And The Mind At The Time Of Death, $20.
* Nov. 25, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., The Buddha Amitabha Empowerment, $45.
* Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to noon, The Buddha Amitabha Meditation Teachings, $30; 3 to 5 p.m., The Buddha Amitabha Practice, $30.
Three-day passes are available for $108 if paid in advance. Personal interviews with Rinpoche may be scheduled by calling 250-7161.
For more information or to pay in advance, call the Maui Dharma Center at 579-8076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Rinpoche, go to the website amitabhafoundation.us.