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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Announcing the Winner of the KF Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Buddhist Studies, Asia

Jul 4th, 2014

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…

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The 2013 Annual Report and Yearbook

Jun 13th, 2014

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?

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Offering the Dharma in Ukraine

May 23rd, 2014

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…

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Winner of “Why KF is Important” Essay Contest

May 13th, 2014

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…

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National Chengchi University Selects KF Award For Excellence Winners

Mar 9th, 2014

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…

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Khyentse Foundation Collaborates with Dharma Drum Buddhist College to Translate Tibetan Buddhist Texts into Chinese

Mar 7th, 2014

On March 6, 2014, KF and DDBC, Taiwan, held an official signing ceremony to mark the commencement of their partnership to fund the translation of Tibetan texts into Chinese and to train translators at the Dharma Drum Taipei center. This ambitious collaboration may be the first of its kind, with the potential for historically significant impact in the field of translation of Buddhist texts. More than 200 people participated in the ceremony, which was led by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Venerable Hui Min, president of DDBC.

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