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Announcing the Winner of the KF Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Buddhist Studies, Asia

July 4th, 2014

In 2013, Khyentse Foundation announced the establishment of the Khyentse Foundation Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertations in Buddhist Studies. KF is pleased to announce the winner of the first award, Dr. Chao Tung-Ming of National Taiwan University. Dr. Chao was selected by concensus of the award selection committee members, and will be given a prize…

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Download: The 2013 Annual Report and Yearbook

June 13th, 2014

Every year we publish an annual report. Does that sound boring? It’s not! The facts can be fascinating, and this year we decided to make the report a yearbook, filled with images and information about Rinpoche’s activities, as well as the financial reports for the fiscal year 2013.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche wrote the following special message to all of us who care about Khyentse Foundation. What wavelength do you want to be on?

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Offering the Dharma in Ukraine

May 23rd, 2014

The political unrest and unsettling changes in Ukraine are much in the news this spring — all the more reason that Khyentse Foundation is pleased to report a new grant to give Ukrainians unprecedented access to the Dharma in their own language. Ukrainian translators Maria Vasylieva and Yaroslav Litovchenko have been awarded a Khyentse Foundation…

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Winner of “Why KF is Important” Essay Contest

May 13th, 2014

In the December 2013 Khyentse Foundation thank you letter to donors, Rinpoche explained why KF is important to him. In turn, we asked our readers to tell us why KF is important to them and offered a special gift to the person who wrote the most moving response. We received  many responses, all so inspiring, but the…

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Where It All Began: Dzongsar, Derge

May 9th, 2014

Read the latest KF Focus and find out how Khyentse Foundation started. Video of Rinpoche, stunning photos and more.

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Video: DJKR On the Birthplace of His Lineage

April 29th, 2014

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on the birthplace of his lineage from Khyentse Foundation on Vimeo. The April, 2014 Focus is all about the Khyentse lineage of Rime masters and their locus of activity: Dzongsar Monastery in Derge. In this video, Rinpoche recounts how Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro actualized the vision of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by establishing…

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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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