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Working toward a harmonious, joyful, and awakened world by supporting people and projects that preserve and promote Buddha’s wisdom.

Read about what we do.

  • WHO WE ARE

    Since 2001, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and a team of volunteers have been committed to providing funding for individuals and organizations seeking to make the dharma available to the world.

  • FOUNDER + CHAIR

    Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is Khyentse Foundation’s founder, chair and anchor. Rinpoche serves as the inspiration and glue for the foundation.

  • APPLY FOR FUNDING

    We offer broad nonsectarian support for Buddhist institutions, individual students and practitioners, translators, and others through our scholarships, grants, and award opportunities.

2024 Auspicious Dates Calendar

To celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon, Khyentse Foundation is pleased to present our sixth annual calendar to encourage you in your practice throughout the year. This year’s calendar is offered in 28 languages.

WHERE WE WORK

Khyentse Foundation is a global and nonsectarian Buddhist organization with volunteers, patrons, and grant recipients from all over of the world. With local representatives in 15 different places and donors from more than 50 countries and regions, we aspire to reach all corners of the globe with our support.

  • GOODMAN LECTURE SERIES

    Since June of 2021, Khyentse Foundation regularly features lectures delivered by foremost Buddhist Studies scholars from our partner institutions and universities in Asia, Europe, and North America.

  • AWARDS & PRIZES

    Khyentse Foundation gives four different kinds of awards: Academic Excellence in Buddhist Studies, Prize for Outstanding Translation, Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Buddhist Studies, and The Khyentse Fellowship.