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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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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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KF Ashoka Grant Application Window Opens

January 15th, 2015

Khyentse Foundation is accepting applications for grants to support individuals and organizations engaged in projects that increase Dharma activity around the world. Past recipients of these special grants have included children’s educational programs and organizations dedicated to helping people in prison through Buddhist meditation and principles.

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Dr. Ian Harris, Buddhist Scholar and Teacher

January 3rd, 2015

The world of Buddhist academics is very small and yet crucial to the preservation and spread of the dharma. Every person who excels in this field is a precious resource to the Buddhist community. Dr. Ian Harris, Buddhist scholar, teacher, and researcher, was such a person. It was with a great sense of loss that we learned of his death on December 23, 2014, in his home in Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire, England, surrounded by his wife Gwen and their family.

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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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Anita Lee, Mr. Gao Mingyuan and KF Board member Christine Ng.

2014 NCCU Winner of KF Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies Announced

December 7th, 2014

(Taipei, Taiwan) ─ Su-an Lin and Pindar Wu, doctoral students of Religious Studies Program of National Chengchi University (NCCU) received KF Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies. The ceremony was held at Chengchi University in November 12, 2014 and the awards were presented by KF board member Angie Tsai. Prof. Yuan-lin Tsai (Chair of the…

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Rinpoche’s Address to the Board of Directors, 2014

October 31st, 2014

If you look at our world today—and I am sure you are very well aware of this—it seems to be more and more an age of friction, an age of fanaticism, an age of extremism, an age of unreasonable greed. The only way we can bring happiness and liberation from the entanglements of aggression, passion, and ignorance, and to take a higher or more sublime birth, and eventually achieve enlightenment—is following the wisdom of the Buddha.

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October 23rd, 2014

KF is pleased to announce the first winner of the KF Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Buddhist Studies, Dr. Chao Tung-Ming of National Taiwan University. Dr. Chao’s dissertation, “A Study of Fundamental Transformation in the Cheng Weishi Lun and Kuiji’s Commentaries,” is a rigorous, in-depth analysis of the Chinese Yogācāra School of Buddhism that…

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