Khyentse Foundation Overview

Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of Buddhist study, practice and scholarship throughout the world. Founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001, its primary aim is to extend the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion as widely as possible, in order to benefit all beings. LEARN MORE

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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

Dec 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

Oct 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

Oct 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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2014 PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING TRANSLATION ANNOUNCED AT VIENNA CONFERENCE

Sep 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

Aug 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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New Video: Academic Studies Make Rinpoche happy

Aug 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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