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Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi Awarded 2013 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation

April 9th, 2014

(New York, June 10, 2013) — Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi was awarded the 2013 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation for publication of The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Aṅguttara Nikāya (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2012). Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche met with Bhikkhu Bodhi in New York on May 27 to present the $8,000…

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Training for the Future: Thai Buddhist Scholar Receives KF Award

March 20th, 2014

Natchapol Sirisawad of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand accepted the Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies at a ceremony on October 10, 2013 at the university’s Library of the Faculty of Arts. Sirisawad’s father and members of the selection committee also attended the ceremony. Sirisawad completed a Master of Arts degree in Pali…

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Video: A Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley

February 24th, 2014

In 2013, KF sponsored Dongsung Shabdrung Rinpoche to take an intensive three-month English language program in India, and then sent him to the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting scholar for the fall semester. Surprisingly, of all the challenges he faced as a visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley, Rinpoche described his greatest challenge as being the mastery of the art of …

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Khyentse Foundation Award for a Unique Student

February 18th, 2014

  UC Berkeley student Khenpo Yeshi’s outstanding work in Buddhist Studies has earned him the 2014 UC Berkeley’s Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence. Professor Jake Dalton described Khenpo as “an unusually independent and interesting thinker who has traveled a truly unique path through the world.”  At the awards ceremony in February, Dalton spoke of the two…

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KF Award Winners Announced

February 12th, 2014

The KF Award for Academic Excellence program is now in its 4th year. Outstanding young Buddhist scholars are recognized and given cash awards of about $1000 at ten universities around the world. Congratulations to Robban Toleno, recipient of the 2013 KF Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies at UBC, Vancouver. Robban holds an M.A. degree in…

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Technology for Nuns

January 20th, 2014

KF Supports Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s Dongyu Gatsal Ling  By Emily Webber In the Kangra district of Northern India, nestled below the Himalayas and fresh with the growing trees and grasses of an ancient forest, a new generation of Buddhist teachers meets the modern world. Through a Khyentse Foundation grant, the nuns at Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s…

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DKCLI Medical Camp

January 20th, 2014

By Nisheeta Jagatani Since its inauguration in 2006, Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute (DKCLI) has become an integral part of the surrounding communities. The institute is located in the foothills of the beautiful Dhauladhar range of the Himalayan mountains in Himachal Pradesh, close to the town of Chauntra. The Tibetan settlement near Chauntra houses two…

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Rinpoche on why KF is important: An impromptu speech, Vancouver, 2013

December 16th, 2013

I haven’t really talked publicly about the foundation in a cohesive and complete way. When people ask me how important Khyentse Foundation is for me, I will say, Khyentse Foundation is very important for me. The reason is very simple, but it’s not necessarily a wholesome and dharmic reason. Khyentse Foundation is important for me…

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December 11th, 2013

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