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Awakening Vajra International

Awakening Vajra is an international non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Venerable Geshe Gyalten in order to fulfill the dreams of His Eminence Choden Rinpoche to teach and preserve the Five Branches of study from the Nalanda spiritual tradition. Its ultimate goal is to awaken the roots of compassion, love and wisdom in the hearts of students for the benefit and welfare of all beings. The Five Branches of Study are: Buddhadharma Linguistics Healing Arts Fine Arts Astrology and Feng Shui
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Awakening Vajra InternationalWednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 6:04am
Dear friends. You can make donations to Rinpoches Puja on the 21st via this link. Thanks for your patience.
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Awakening Vajra International added 2 new photos.Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 4:17pm
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Awakening Vajra InternationalSunday, December 31st, 2017 at 3:22pm
May you and all your love ones have a joyful, healthy and successful 2018.

In the coming year and beyond may all be blessed with vibrant health, a radiant spirit and lives filled with pure awareness, deep meaning and insight; may everyone feel and emanate compassion and love for each other.

In August of 2017, while on a flight from Saigon to Hanoi, I sat in my seat relaxed and reflected on my fortunate life… a profound appreciation for living came over me and I thought, “Life is a great joy to be experienced fully, rather than a pain needing to be medicated.” It is one of our “duties” to enjoy life as much as we can and to help all others, no matter what their circumstances, to find joy and peace in living. As I continued to relax, my mind offered other thoughts I wish to share with all of you.

Life is intrinsically beautiful just waiting to be revealed, rather than something unpleasant to​hide from.

Life is pristine wisdom yearning to unfold, rather than ignorance to be grasped.

Life is a deep love to be expressed, rather than hate to be manifested.

Life is clear light to be awakened, rather than a darkness to be cleared away.

Life is precious, a gift to be cherished, rather than something insignificant to be neglected.

Life is a tremendous and immediate miracle to be explored, rather than waiting for​miracles to happen.

Life is full of infinite possibilities to be realized now, rather than hoping for possibilities to the end​of time.

Life is the answer to existence, rather than a question of existing.

By understanding the conventional nature of life, we will understand the real​meaning of the Buddha.

By knowing the ultimate nature of life, we will know the Dharma.

By realizing the indivisibility of conventional and ultimate natures, we will realize the​meaning of the Sangha.

Because the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha are within us, our lives are precious. When we begin to love and respect the primordial purity of our Body, Speech and Mind, we begin to love and understand fully the true meaning of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

With much love and respect, may all have a beautiful and fulfilling New Year.

Geshe Gyalten Kungka