An introduction to the Dharma for millennials by a young Tibetan lama.
AVIKRITA VAJRA SAKYA is a young, dynamic Buddhist teacher who is tuned in to Western culture and has trained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche straddles both worlds through growing up in America and now living in the Dzongsar Institute in India, studying Buddhist philosophy and teaching monks and nuns throughout the Himalayas. He is Head Lama of Sakya's Phunstok Phodrang and Sakya Monastery in Seattle and is ranked as one of the highest lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. He has thousands of students throughout America, Europe, and Asia and regularly travels internationally to teach.
"Wake Up to What Matters, a book by Khondung Avikrita Vajra
Sakya Rinpoche of the Sakya Phuntsog family, elucidates many
philosophical ideas and practices of Buddhism...in a contemporary,
readable manner." -From the Foreword by H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai
"I am encouraged that Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche, at such a young age, is already reaching out to young, modern people in a language and style to which they can relate. My wish is that this basic introduction to the dharma will attract many such people to the path of awakening and that it will encourage them to go ever further and deeper with their practice and study. I am sure it is with this in mind that Avikrita Rinpoche's grandfather, H. H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, encouraged him to write this book. May Wake Up to What Matters bring great benefit to countless beings!"-Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
"This thorough yet approachable treatise on Mahayana Buddhism will be invaluable reading for newcomers to the religion."-Publishers Weekly