The following article is from the Spring, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Sixty-seven secluded acres with a house and barn have been purchased by the Drikung Kagyu Enlightenment Institute of Rochester, NY. This retreat center will be under the guidance of the most Ven. K.C. Ayang Tulku Rinpoche. Rinpoche received teachings and initiations from many great teachers, including H.H. Drikung Kyabgon, H.H. the Dalai Lama, and H.H. the Gyalwa Karmapa.

After completing a retreat, Rinpoche performed an offering puja which was attended by nagas bearing offerings and reciting mantras. He took this as a sign that he would teach Phowa in the West. Although Rinpoche lives in South India, the activities at the retreat center, and at the city center in Rochester, are closely guided by him and a resident nun-teacher. For information, call or write: City Center, 407 lexander St., Rochester, NY 14607.