Phowa Foundation
A Special Project of Orgyen Khamdroling

Upcoming Phowa Foundation Programs

Public talk - Maine 2023

September 29, 2023
7 to 9pm
Brunswick, Maine - Curtis Memorial Library

Tuition: $20

Anyen Rinpoche is a master of the Longchen Nyingthig lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He is known for his down-to-earth style, clear explanations and sense of humor, which serve to convey the genuine dharma in an accessible way. Allison Choying Zangmo is a longtime student of both Rinpoche and his root lama, Tsara Dharmakirti. She has been teaching with Rinpoche since 2017, adding her insights about practicing the dharma in the West. Together they teach the Dying With Confidence (DWC) training program for Western Buddhists. All are welcome to attend!

Introduction to Dying with Confidence - Maine 2023
with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

September 30 and October 1, 2023
10am to 4pm
Brunswick, Maine - Curtis Memorial Library
(This program will be offered in person only)

After teaching the three-level "Dying with Confidence" program for many years, Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo felt that a more formal introductory program was indispensable. Students who apply to the training program benefit more from first receiving teachings on the practice of sadhana and the Vajrayana approach to death generally before engaging in the practices of Avalokiteshvara and Phowa that are essential to the training program.

Attending an introductory program also gives the student a chance to formally meet and properly get to know Rinpoche and Allison before deciding to make a commitment to the full training program. Anyen Rinpoche follows the most traditional way of guiding students. He wants to get to know you, your background, and your experience with the Dharma. Introductory programs are always unique, engaging and challenging, as students from a variety of backgrounds come together to begin a common course of serious training.

Tuition: $225*

*Can be paid in two installments. After completing this form, you will receive an email acceptance followed by an invoice for the full amount or the option to hold your spot with $125 deposit, balance due Sept 1st) *If you would like to request financial assistance, please contact Angela Lutzenberger (

All are welcome! Please Click Here To Register.

Program contact:
Angela Lutzenberger

Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo