Who we help

Who We Help

Our Beneficiaries

Khyentse Foundation’s mission is to act as a system of patronage for institutions and individuals engaged in the practice and study of Buddha’s wisdom and compassion. In the few years of the Foundation’s existence, its support has already touched thousands of lives, from Tibet, India, and Thailand to the United States, Canada, and Australia. We emphasize the study and practice of Buddhism, and our funding goes to support Tibetans, non-Tibetans, monks, nuns, lay students and practitioners, scholars, translators, and researchers from all the different Buddhist traditions.

We helped establish:

  • The Khyentse Chair in Tibetan Buddhism at the University of California at Berkeley
  • A scholarship program that is open to students and practitioners worldwide
  • A formal English program and an on-campus medical clinic at Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Chauntra, India
  • We also support the following organizations and projects:

  • Berzin Archives, Berlin, Germany
  • Deer Park Institute, Bir, India
  • Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Dzongsar Monastery and Khamje College, Derge, Eastern Tibet (now Sichuan Province, China)
  • Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation, Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • International Network of Engaged Buddhists, an organization under Sathirkoses-Nagapradipa Foundation in Thailand
  • Jonang Foundation, California, USA
  • Khmer-Buddhist Educational Assistance program, USA
  • Kunzang Palyul Cholking International, Mongolia
  • Mind Body Awareness Project, USA
  • Monastic Vikramasila Education Society, Ladakh, Northern India
  • Nitartha Institute, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • North Sikkim Academy and Dhungkar Foundation, Mangan, North Sikkim
  • Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rimé Foundation Translation Project
  • Siddhartha’s Intent Southern Door, Sydney, Australia
  • Siddhartha’s Intent Western Door, California, USA
  • Sihu Buddhist Institute, Kangding, Sichuan Province, China
  • Thosamling Institute Library, Dharamsala, India
  • Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, New York, USA
  • Tsechen Kunchab Ling, All Encompassing Great Compassion, Seat of His Holiness, Sakya Trizin, New York, USA
  • Vajradhara Gonpa Three Year Retreat Centre, Kyogle, NSW, Australia
  • Warnam Retreat Centre for Nuns, Lhasa