Khyentse Foundation Overview

Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of Buddhist study, practice and scholarship throughout the world. Founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001, its primary aim is to extend the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion as widely as possible, in order to benefit all beings. LEARN MORE

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National Chengchi University Selects KF Award For Excellence Winners

Mar 9th, 2014

KF Awards for Two Buddhist Studies Scholars Qiu Zhong Yang and Pin-dar Wu, both of National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taipei, Taiwan, are the February 2014 recipients of the Khyenste Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies. KF board members Angie Tsai and Kris Yao honored the two in a ceremony at the university on…

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Khyentse Foundation Collaborates with Dharma Drum Buddhist College to Translate Tibetan Buddhist Texts into Chinese

Mar 7th, 2014

On March 6, 2014, KF and DDBC, Taiwan, held an official signing ceremony to mark the commencement of their partnership to fund the translation of Tibetan texts into Chinese and to train translators at the Dharma Drum Taipei center. This ambitious collaboration may be the first of its kind, with the potential for historically significant impact in the field of translation of Buddhist texts. More than 200 people participated in the ceremony, which was led by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Venerable Hui Min, president of DDBC.

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Rinpoche’s Losar Message 2014: Part Two

Feb 28th, 2014

From Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 28 February, 2014 Buddha’s teaching on dependent arising distinguishes him from all others as the supreme expounder of the truth. Once dependent arising has been pointed out to us, it’s a truth so blatantly obvious that we wonder how we missed it. Yet in our daily lives, our craving for independence…

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Losar Message from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: Part One

Feb 25th, 2014

om ye dharma hetu prabhawa | hetun teshan tathagato hyavadat | teshan tsa yo nirodha | ewam vade mahashramanah soha

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A Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley

Feb 24th, 2014

In 2013, KF sponsored Dongsung Shabdrung Rinpoche to take an intensive three-month English language program in India, and then sent him to the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting scholar for the fall semester. Surprisingly, of all the challenges he faced as a visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley, Rinpoche described his greatest challenge as being the mastery of the art of …

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Khyentse Foundation Award for a Unique Student

Feb 18th, 2014

  UC Berkeley student Khenpo Yeshi’s outstanding work in Buddhist Studies has earned him the 2014 UC Berkeley’s Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence. Professor Jake Dalton described Khenpo as “an unusually independent and interesting thinker who has traveled a truly unique path through the world.”  At the awards ceremony in February, Dalton spoke of the two…

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