The New Kadampa Tradition is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist meditation centers that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Two months ago, we launched a short films competition with the question: "What does it mean to be Awake in the World?"
Twenty-five filmmakers responded with original, five-minute videos that range in content from beekeeping in Virginia to skateboarding in East Harlem. These filmmakers answered with visual stories of meditation, mindful awareness, compassion, and service to the world.
And now it's your turn to vote for the winner. (The grand prize is $1,000 to the filmmaker, so vote wisely!)
Watch all twenty-five short films here.