Book Launch: Wake Up to What Matters: A Guide to Tibetan Buddhism for the Next Generation 

Avikrita Vajra Sakya presents 

Wake Up to What Matters: A Guide to Tibetan Buddhism for the Next Generation 

Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 pm 

Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101 Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 

Avikrita Vajra Sakya Rinpoche 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. 

About the Book 

This unique and fresh presentation of Tibetan Buddhism provides a tool kit for how to be a twenty-first-century Buddhist, whether living in a busy city or a rural hermitage. These teachings go straight to the heart of why a person should bother with a spiritual path in the age of cell phones and shopping malls. Avikrita Vajra Sakya Rinpoche makes a direct and compelling case for the Buddhist path and offers a clear guide on how to use our own modern life circumstances to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, wisdom, and our own buddha nature.