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  • 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.

Translating for Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche

This series highlights translators and translation projects sponsored by Khyentse Foundation.

Gyurmé Avertin began to study the Tibetan language at inalco (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales) in Paris and later attended Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal and the Dzongsar Shedra in India. With Khyentse Foundation sponsorship, he translates orally for the revered Nyingma lama Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche (known to many as OT Rinpoche) and is striving to make Rinpoche’s teachings available in English. The editor-in-chief of ALL—OTR, an online collection of OT Rinpoche’s translated talks, Gyurmé is also a contributing translator for Khyentse Vision Project and 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. His published works include The Gathering of Vidyadharas: Text and Commentaries on the Rigdzin Düpa (Snow Lion, 2017), Sublime Lady of Immortality: Teachings on Chime Phakme Nyingtik (Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2021), Gesar: Tantric Practices of the Tibetan Warrior King (Snow Lion, 2023), and numerous talks and prayers.

Khyentse Foundation talked to Gyurmé about his work with OT Rinpoche, who is known for his directness, profundity, and near-perfect memory, and asked him to share some insights into Rinpoche’s unique style.

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.