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National Chengchi University Selects KF Award For Excellence Winners

March 9th, 2014

KF Awards for Two Buddhist Studies Scholars Qiu Zhong Yang and Pin-dar Wu, both of National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taipei, Taiwan, are the February 2014 recipients of the Khyenste Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies. KF board members Angie Tsai and Kris Yao honored the two in a ceremony at the university on…

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Khyentse Foundation Collaborates with Dharma Drum Buddhist College to Translate Tibetan Buddhist Texts into Chinese

March 7th, 2014

On March 6, 2014, KF and DDBC, Taiwan, held an official signing ceremony to mark the commencement of their partnership to fund the translation of Tibetan texts into Chinese and to train translators at the Dharma Drum Taipei center. This ambitious collaboration may be the first of its kind, with the potential for historically significant impact in the field of translation of Buddhist texts. More than 200 people participated in the ceremony, which was led by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Venerable Hui Min, president of DDBC.

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Rinpoche’s Losar Message 2014: Part Two

February 28th, 2014

From Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 28 February, 2014 Buddha’s teaching on dependent arising distinguishes him from all others as the supreme expounder of the truth. Once dependent arising has been pointed out to us, it’s a truth so blatantly obvious that we wonder how we missed it. Yet in our daily lives, our craving for independence…

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Losar Message from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: Part One

February 25th, 2014

om ye dharma hetu prabhawa | hetun teshan tathagato hyavadat | teshan tsa yo nirodha | ewam vade mahashramanah soha

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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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Khyentse Foundation Delivers Unprecedented 6-Day Leadership Training Program to Young Buddhists Leaders

February 14th, 2014

Khyentse Foundation is pleased to announce a groundbreaking leadership training workshop for a select group of young Buddhist leaders, facilitated by top management consultants from Germany and the US. Excellence in Leadership and Management: Core Concepts and Best Practices is a unique and unprecedented workshop for current and future leaders who are re­sponsible for disseminating the Buddhadharma in the world, to help them effectively and systematically develop their leadership and management abilities according to these principles.

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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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2014 Khyentse Lecture at UC Berkeley Announced

February 3rd, 2014

The 2014 Khyentse Lecture at the University of California at Berkeley has been announced: “Creative Buddhas, Gnosticism, and Pure Lands in Renaissance Tibet.” by David Germano of the University of Virginia. February 13, 2014 at the Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley 5-7 PM. Open to the public Co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Studies…

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Video: An Illustrated List: 15 Reasons Rinpoche Loves India

January 21st, 2014

We asked Rinpoche to tell us why he loves India and where we should go as pilgrims. Here are his responses and a collection of brilliant images of this most holy land. WE RECOMMEND WATCHING FULL SCREEN

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