FAQ

What does Vajra mean?
Vajra is a Sanskrit word equivalent of the Tibetan word Dorje which means both Diamond and Thunderbolt. Vajra is a symbol for the nature of reality or shunyata “emptiness”. It is a tool that is used for training ones mind in realizing nature of reality. How appropriate, as people can use VajraTV as a tool in their journey in realizing nature of reality.

What inspired you to create VajraTV?
The need to make centuries old Buddhist wisdom easily accessible to people around the globe and the fact that technology can make it possible inspired us to create VajraTV.

What is VajraTV’s relationship with Dharma Centers and Buddhist teachers?
Working with Dharma centers and Buddhist teachers, VajraTV is a medium through which invaluable Buddhist wisdom are made accessible to all.

Where is VajraTV located?
VajraTV is located in New York City.

When did VajraTV officially launch?
VajraTV officially launched on December 10, 2010. The date was chosen to honor His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize award and the international Human Rights Day.

How many investors do you have?
VajraTV does not disclose the personal or financial information of any of our investors.

Can I invest in VajraTV?
If you would like to inquire about investing opportunity in VajraTV, please use our contact form

Are you working for any particular Dharma Center?
We work with Dharma Centers but do not work for them. VajraTV is an independent and non-sectarian Buddhist media company.

Do you prefer any particular school of Buddhism?
We started with Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism as His Holiness the Dalai Lama often places the roots of all Mahayana Buddhist schools in the Indian tradition that was studied, debated and practiced at Nalanda, the ancient Indian Monastic University. We do wish to expand to other traditions of Buddhism like Zen and Theravada in the future.

I am completely new to Buddhism, is VajraTV right for me?
Yes, VajraTV is a great educational tool for introduction to Buddhism. We provide several public talks and basic introductory videos which are deeply rooted in the Buddhist concept yet very simple to understand.

Why can’t we watch VajraTV on cable networks?
We haven’t explored the possibility yet, but will do so when opportunity arises.

I am not a Buddhist, why should I watch VajraTV?
VajraTV provides an uninterrupted source of moral values and ethics and presents Buddhist wisdom as philosophy rather than religion, as HH the Dalai Lama once said, don’t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are,” therefore it is relevant to everyone.

Should I convert to Buddhism?
HH the Dalai Lama opposes the idea and practice of conversion and believes it’s safer and better and reasonable to keep one’s own tradition or belief, similarly VajraTV does not encourage conversion.