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Announcing the 2015 KF Award For Academic Excellence Winners

November 21st, 2015

Khyentse Foundation currently partners with Buddhist Studies programs at ten universities on four continents to encourage excellence in Buddhist scholarship through the KF Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies. The foundation provides US$1,000 per university per year, and the departments choose the award winner. In the grand scheme of academic expenses, $1,000 is not a…

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RETURN TO KATHMANDU: LEADERSHIP TRAINING

November 17th, 2015

Following up on the successful leadership training in 2014, Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche requested Khyentse Foundation’s Leadership and Development team to return to Nepal to conduct another workshop specifically for the Shechen Monastery community. The Workshop titled “Excellence in Leadership and Management: Core Concepts & Best Practices,”, will be held on November 17-22 in Boudhanath. Shechen…

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NOMINATION WINDOW FOR ASIAN DISSERTATION AWARD NOW OPEN

October 29th, 2015

Nominations for Outstanding PhD Dissertation In Buddhist Studies, Asia will be accepted October 1-December 31, 2015  (San Francisco, October, 2015) — Khyentse Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Dissertations in Buddhist Studies Asia is an $8,000 prize awarded every two years to an outstanding PhD dissertation in the field of Buddhist studies written in China, Hong Kong,…

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FOCUS: Return to Dzongsar

October 28th, 2015

The October Focus is a fresh look at Rinpoche’s seat at Dzongsar Monastery in Derge. A first person account of Rinpoche’s recent journey back, two new videos including an interview with Dr. Lodrö Phuntsok about the Khyentse Lineage with an interesting take on the 7 Line Prayer, the story of the three sisters, amazing photos and…

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FOCUS: A Perfect Partnership, TBRC & Khyentse Foundation

September 11th, 2015

Khyentse Foundation doesn’t reinvent any wheels; instead, the foundation seeks out people and projects with great potential and provides the financial and structural support to realize that potential. In TBRC, Rinpoche saw tremendous possibilities. Over the past decade, Khyentse Foundation has committed to two 5-year plans of support for TBRC, for total funding of more than US$2 million. The work of…

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Using the TBRC Tibetan eText Repository

September 3rd, 2015

TBRC’s Tibetan eText Repository is for everyone who is reading this. It’s for practitioners, scholars, monks and nuns, researchers, and anyone who is interested in Tibetan Buddhist literature. It contains more than 18,000 volumes and is fully “discoverable.” You can search a place, a name, a topic, a title, a term, across many collections, through…

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KF Visiting Professor Program Takes off in Pune

August 27th, 2015

KF SPONSORS 6 PROFESSORS AT PUNE UNIVERSITY We are pleased to report that the Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University has appointed six professors who will come to the Department of Pali as KF Visiting Professors. This is the beginning of a groundbreaking new partnership. “We are extremely thrilled about it,” said Mahesh A. Deokar, Professor…

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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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