Why It’s Important
“It is without a doubt that the past glory of Buddhism is due to its followers’ courage in seeking the true meaning beyond a material life. But one should never forget that this glory was also due to the support provided by people and nations who saw value in such pursuits. Even great kings and warlords have put aside their usual ambitions in the interest of supporting the buddhadharma. It is in these footsteps Khyentse Foundation wishes to follow.” – Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Read the rest of Rinpoche’s essay about Ashoka and the importance of patronage.