Patron King VIII: Prince Shotoku of Japan

When Prince Shotoku was born, Japan was not much more than a riverbank populated by barbarian hordes. By the time he died, though, Buddhism was the state religion, and the Golden Age had begun. In the middle of the sixth century in Japan, the Imperial Court was,...

佛教的大護法之八:日本 聖德王子 (Prince Shotoku)

※※聖德太子出生時,日本文化僅是由群聚河畔的野蠻部族組成的文化。然而當他辭世時,佛教已成為日本國教,黃金時代由焉開始。※※ 根據彼得.馬蒂生 (Peter Matthieson) 的《九頭龍河 (Nine-Headed Dragon River) 》所述,六世紀中葉的日本,其所謂的皇室也不過是一群來自鄰近陸地沿岸的烏合之眾,沿河遷徙居所不定,既無政府亦無文字。部族間彼此爭奪權力交戰,為獲得權力自相殘殺之事時有所聞。西元574年,聖德太子即是出生於這動盪不安的時代,他的父親與母親是蘇我族 (Soga clan)...

Winter 2006 Communiqué: The First 5 Years

In This Issue This issue focuses on Khyentse Foundation’s accomplishments in the first five years, and on Rinpoche’s vision for the next five. Khyentse Foundation as a Patron of Buddhism Instead of Building Monasteries We Build People Khyentse Foundation Sets...

Instead Of Building Monasteries, We Build People

Khyentse Foundation Sets Five-Year Goals: An Exciting Look Ahead Khyentse Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary in November 2006. During the first five years of operation, the Foundation concentrated on supporting Tibetan Buddhism. That was our number one...