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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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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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ASIAN DISSERTATION AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

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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October Communique: How We Support You

October 5th, 2014

Khyentse Foundation’s sole function is to channel funds and resources to people and institutions who are engaged in the practice and study of Buddhadharma. We want to make sure that everyone — regardless of sect, school, or tradition —has access to the teachings and resources to follow their path. This month, learn how individuals can…

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2014 PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING TRANSLATION ANNOUNCED AT VIENNA CONFERENCE

September 30th, 2014

Professor Mark Siderits and Professor Shōryū Katsura were awarded the 2014 Prize for Outstanding Translation at the International Association for Buddhist Studies 17th Congress at the University of Vienna in July. Professor Peter Skilling, KF Fellow and founder and president of the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation, presented the award to Katsura and Siderits for their new translation…

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Message From Rinpoche: August, 2014

August 20th, 2014

This letter is just to share some concerns as I see the spiritual path being sought from so many different angles and with so many different motivations and intentions – some obviously very heartfelt and inspiring and others very dodgy, materialistic, and worldly.

這封信只是希望分享一些我個人的隱憂,因為我看到許多人以不同的角度、動機和目的在追尋修行之道—-有些顯然非常令人欽佩感動,有些則動機非常可疑、物質化與世俗化。

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Video: New Video: Academic Studies Make Rinpoche happy

August 2nd, 2014

Corey Jackson received a Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies at Sydney University for his work in Sanskrit and Psychology in 2014. Last month he had an opportunity to meet Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche during Rinpoche’s visit to Australia. Rinpoche said he was very happy that Corey was pursuing his academic degrees. “I’m so…

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