H.E. Choden Rinpoche

Tibetan Master

The Guru to many of the world's gurus,
H.E. Choden Rinpoche is regarded as one of the great masters of our day and is renowned as a great yogi, scholar, and teacher. Read more...

Rinpoche's great vision is to create Centers around the world which will provide a sound environment in which to learn the authentic, complete science of Buddhism (Sutra and Tantra), as well as Astrology, Linguistics, Medical Healing, and Art. Read more...

Geshe Gyalten


Geshe Gyalten has traveled around the world to assist Rinpoche and to share his extensive knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, Tibetan medicine, and yoga.

Geshe-la is known for the clarity he brings to teaching, and for the warmth of his smile which has touched the hearts of thousands. Read more...

Awakening Vajra

Five Branches of Study


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

Read more about Awakening Vajra...

May 2014
Moscow     Contact:
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10 to 11 May: 21 Tara Jenang empowerment & Commentary on the Practice

May 2014
Riga     Contact:
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17 to 18 May: Vajrasattva Initiation & Practice Explanation and Instruction

May - June 2014
Awakening Vajra Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania
+370 6741 0749
24 to 25 May: Heruka Chakrasamvara Empowerment
27 May: Chittamani Tara Empowerment
28 May: Oral Transmission of the sadhana practice- the generation and completion stages, and transmission of 21 Taras mantras
29 May to 2 June: Chittamani Tara Practice, Teaching & Guided Meditation led by Geshe Gyalten
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Awakening Vajra
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Telephone: +1.408.490.1911
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