Archive for 2006

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Patron King VIII: Prince Shotoku of Japan

December 16th, 2006

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, according to Peter Matthiesson in his book The…

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Winter Communiqué Published

November 29th, 2006

IN THIS ISSUE Read about Khyentse Foundation’s accomplishments in the first five years and Rinpoche’s vision for the next five.

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Instead Of Building Monasteries, We Build People

November 29th, 2006

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 priority. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of Khyentse Foundation, explained, “Among many…

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Scholarships Become KF’s Top Priority

November 29th, 2006

Florence Koh, Chair of the KF Scholarship Committee, shares some great news for dharma students and institutions. Khyentse Foundation plans to substantially increase its funding for scholarships in the next five years. We have been concentrating so hard on the Tibetans, on the monks and nuns, mainly the renunciants. I think the goal is very…

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Rinpoche Visits Berkeley To Seal The Deal

November 29th, 2006

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche visited the University of California at Berkeley to celebrate the establishment of the Khyentse Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Tibetan Buddhism in August, 2006. He toasted the efforts of everyone involved saying, “I feel with this one contribution we’ve started the equivalent of 100 monasteries.  Rinpoche, KF Advisers Gene Smith and Steven Goodman,…

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