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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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DR. BORGLAND AND DR. HIGGINS RECEIVE 2015 KHYENTSE FOUNDATION DISSERTATION AWARD

July 2nd, 2015

Dr. Jens Wilhelm Borgland’s A Study of the Adhikaranavastu: Legal Settlement Procedures of the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya, was selected as the joint winner of the award, along with Dr. David Higgins’ dissertation, The Philosophical Foundations of Classical Dzogchen in Tibet: Investigating the Distinction Between Dualistic Mind and Primordial Knowing. Because of the strength of both dissertations, the five-member selection committee decided to make a joint award.

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2015 KF SCHOLARSHIP AND PRACTICE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINES

May 30th, 2015

The 2015 Summer application period for KF Buddhist Studies Scholarship and KF Individual Practice Grant begins June 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted between June 15 and July 15, 2015. Khyentse Foundation awards grants and scholarships to individuals who have shown a strong commitment to Buddhist practice and study. This is a global, nonsectarian program that accepts applications from Buddhist teachers, students, scholars, translators, practitioners, retreatants, and others.

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Download: 2014 Annual Report

May 17th, 2015

As Khyentse Foundation enters its 14th year of operation, we are constantly looking for new and more effective ways to fulfill Rinpoche’s all-embracing vision to ensure the longevity of the Buddhadharma. This report on our activities in 2014 points to the scope and diversity of programs needed to protect and promote the Buddha’s teachings, now and…

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What can Khyentse Foundation do to help Nepal?

May 7th, 2015

I am sure many of us, on a personal level, are already offering prayers and whatever material support we can by contributing to the many worthy initiatives and charitable organizations that are providing immediate relief on the ground. As Khyentse Foundation is not set up to provide emergency relief, we have been contemplating ways to help Nepal and its people rebuild their lives in the longer term…

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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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Application Window for Translation Scholarships Opens Feb. 1

January 28th, 2015

Working in partnership with 84000, Khyentse Foundation has developed a dedicated scholarship for translators in training. The KF Translation Studies Scholarship supports students in advanced degree programs in translation studies and Buddhist philosophy with the express purpose of training the translators of the future.

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