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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.
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…Play Video
In 2013, Khyentse Foundation announced the establishment of the Khyentse Foundation Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertations in Buddhist Studies. KF is pleased to announce the winner of the first award, Dr. Chao Tung-Ming of National Taiwan University. Dr. Chao was selected by concensus of the award selection committee members, and will be given a prize…Read More
Every year we publish an annual report. Does that sound boring? It’s not! The facts can be fascinating, and this year we decided to make the report a yearbook, filled with images and information about Rinpoche’s activities, as well as the financial reports for the fiscal year 2013.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche wrote the following special message to all of us who care about Khyentse Foundation. What wavelength do you want to be on?View Download
The political unrest and unsettling changes in Ukraine are much in the news this spring — all the more reason that Khyentse Foundation is pleased to report a new grant to give Ukrainians unprecedented access to the Dharma in their own language. Ukrainian translators Maria Vasylieva and Yaroslav Litovchenko have been awarded a Khyentse Foundation…Read More
In the December 2013 Khyentse Foundation thank you letter to donors, Rinpoche explained why KF is important to him. In turn, we asked our readers to tell us why KF is important to them and offered a special gift to the person who wrote the most moving response. We received many responses, all so inspiring, but the…Read More
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…Read More