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Rinpoche on the Big Vision for KF, 2011

November 21st, 2015

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche talks about Khyentse Foundation, August 2011 What is Khyentse Foundation? Why did you start it? The initial idea came from a few friends who work in finance and management. We were in Derge, Tibet, visiting my monastery there. Many lamas have to find ways to support their monasteries, and I suppose being…

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Letter from Jeff Wallman, Executive Director TBRC

August 31st, 2015

  TBRC’s collaboration with Khyentse Foundation is a critical part of the health of our organization. Not only does KF provide key financial support, they also supported us in governance and strategic planning. It’s important for people to know that Khyentse Foundation not only gives generously of funds, but of people. KF Executive Director Cangioli…

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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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Rinpoche in Vancouver, by Isaiah Seret.

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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2,600 Years Later in Bodhgaya…

December 10th, 2012

About 2,600 years ago, Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in what is now Bodhgaya, India. On October 25, 2012, Rinpoche opened the eleventh annual meeting of the board of directors of Khyentse Foundation…

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Perspectives on the Theravadin Tradition

December 5th, 2010

Perspectives from Venerable Aggacitta Bhikkhu, Peter Gyallay-Pap, Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami, and Peter Skilling on the Theravadin Tradition.

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Losar Podcast (Iron Tiger Year)

February 14th, 2010

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche recently completed a year-long retreat. He recorded this address to friends of Khyentse Foundation, whose support enables so many practitioners to engage in the practice and study of Buddhism.

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The Practice Of Giving

February 12th, 2010

Dana (Sanskrit and Pali) means “generosity” or “giving.” In Buddhism, it also refers to the practice of cultivating generosity.

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Letter From An Anonymous Donor

December 3rd, 2009

An anonymous donor makes a substantial donation to Khyentse Foundation earmarked for the Buddhist Literary Heritage Project and sends an encouraging letter to the board of directors. The letter was read during the board meeting. The donor talked about the practice of ultimate generosity and the responsible use of donation dollars, and urged Khyentse Foundation…

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