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KF Visiting Professor Program Takes off in Pune

August 27th, 2015

KF SPONSORS 6 PROFESSORS AT PUNE UNIVERSITY We are pleased to report that the Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University has approved the appointments of six professors who will come to the Department of Pali as KF visiting professors as part of this groundbreaking new partnership. “We are extremely thrilled about it,” said Mahesh A….

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FOCUS: KF and UC Berkeley, A Decade of Collaboration

July 28th, 2015

The July Focus is all about KF’s relationship with UC Berkeley. Two new short videos, Catherine Dalton’s first person, a slideshow, and links to the podcasts of Rinpoche’s recent teachings at Berkeley. Enjoy! Read the July Focus here.    

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Solar Electricity Lights Up Nightly Debates

March 31st, 2015

The green courtyard and main campus street of Sakya College for Nuns are now safer, nicer, and all around brighter thanks to a grant from Khyentse Foundation that brought solar-powered lighting to the area. Principal Ven. Dechen Wangmo describes how difficult it was to see who was speaking during the spirited evening debates, which take place in the outdoor courtyard.

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KF Visiting Professorship Established at Pune University, India

February 17th, 2015

Announcement Made During Rinpoche’s Three-Day Teaching on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara

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2014 International Conference of East Asian Buddhist Thought and Culture

February 11th, 2015

(Taipei, Taiwan) — More than a hundred scholars and specialists in Buddhist studies from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore attended the 2014 International Conference of East Asian Buddhist Thought and Culture, organized by Center for Buddhist Studies of National Taiwan University, from October 31 through November 2, 2014. Khyentse Foundation was one…

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Buddhist Texts in Sanskrit Conference offered by Professor Harunaga Isaacson

February 7th, 2015

  Khyentse Foundation supports academic development activities in Buddhism around the world. The next such event, cosponsored by KF through the Ratnākara grant, is “Buddhist Texts in Sanskrit: Intensive Readings at Mahidol University” in Bangkok, February 12 through 25, 2015.

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A Great Gathering of Translators

January 26th, 2015

The Tsadra Foundation organized a landmark conference for the community of translators of Tibetan Buddhist texts into Western languages. The Translation and Transmission Conference, held October 2-4, 2014, in Keystone, Colorado, brought more than 250 top translators together for a rare opportunity to

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The Challenge of Receiving

December 14th, 2014

A letter from a grant recipient. “I’ve often found myself on both sides of this equation, and I can honestly say that for me, it’s much more comfortable to be on the giving side than receiving.” 

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What bridges the Sarvastivada and the Mahayana Yogacara?

December 13th, 2014

Let Gao Minguyan, KF Award for Excellence recipient explain. Mr. Gao Mingyuan, who graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master of Buddhist Studies (MBS) degree, received the Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies in December of 2014. Mr. Gao was nominated for the award based on his academic merit, having…

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