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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2014 Annual Report

May 17th, 2015

As Khyentse Foundation enters its 14th year of operation, we are constantly looking for new and more effective ways to fulfill Rinpoche’s all-embracing vision to ensure the longevity of the Buddhadharma. This report on our activities in 2014 points to the scope and diversity of programs needed to protect and promote the Buddha’s teachings, now and…

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What can Khyentse Foundation do to help Nepal?

May 7th, 2015

I am sure many of us, on a personal level, are already offering prayers and whatever material support we can by contributing to the many worthy initiatives and charitable organizations that are providing immediate relief on the ground. As Khyentse Foundation is not set up to provide emergency relief, we have been contemplating ways to help Nepal and its people rebuild their lives in the longer term…

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Solar Electricity Lights Up Nightly Debates

Mar 31st, 2015

The green courtyard and main campus street of Sakya College for Nuns are now safer, nicer, and all around brighter thanks to a grant from Khyentse Foundation that brought solar-powered lighting to the area. Principal Ven. Dechen Wangmo describes how difficult it was to see who was speaking during the spirited evening debates, which take place in the outdoor courtyard.

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KF Visiting Professorship Established at Pune University, India

Feb 17th, 2015

Announcement Made During Rinpoche’s Three-Day Teaching on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara

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2014 International Conference of East Asian Buddhist Thought and Culture

Feb 11th, 2015

(Taipei, Taiwan) — More than a hundred scholars and specialists in Buddhist studies from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore attended the 2014 International Conference of East Asian Buddhist Thought and Culture, organized by Center for Buddhist Studies of National Taiwan University, from October 31 through November 2, 2014. Khyentse Foundation was one…

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Buddhist Texts in Sanskrit Conference offered by Professor Harunaga Isaacson

Feb 7th, 2015

  Khyentse Foundation supports academic development activities in Buddhism around the world. The next such event, cosponsored by KF through the Ratnākara grant, is “Buddhist Texts in Sanskrit: Intensive Readings at Mahidol University” in Bangkok, February 12 through 25, 2015.

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