KF Team

Meet the KF team. Photos, bios, and contact information for our global team of dedicated volunteers and staff.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Learn about the founder and guiding light of the foundation, whose vision reaches far, geographically and across time.

The KF Story

How and why Khyentse Foundation was founded, articles, videos, highlights and benchmarks.
Buddha’s Wisdom for Everyone.
Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. Since 2001, the foundation has supported individuals and institutions in more than 30 countries and has directly affected the lives of people around the world. Khyentse Foundation activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for traditional monastic colleges in Asia, a worldwide scholarship and awards program, academic development of Buddhist studies in major universities, training and development for Buddhist leaders and teachers, Buddhist education for children, support for individual study and retreats, and more.
“In a short time Khyentse Foundation has achieved so much, and this is all due to the blessings of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, and also the merit of sentient beings.” 
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Chair, Khyentse Foundation

“Khyentse Foundation is to be celebrated for their invaluable contributions to Buddhist scholarship and teaching around the world. The Foundation’s farsighted support and promotion of the academic study of Buddhism will, no doubt, play a significant role in the preservation and adaptation of the Buddhist heritage.”
Professor Robert Sharf

Professor of Buddhist Studies Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

“The breadth and scope of Khyentse Foundation’s vision to support all living Buddhist traditions is remarkable and deserves great attention. May their mission extend far into all lands so that the precious teachings of the Dharma can reach all sentient beings.”
Wangmo Dixey

Executive Director, Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International

“We would not be where we are today without that financial and organizational support that Khyentse Foundation has provided TBRC over the years. We now have realized a long-term preservation plan for the entire Tibetan literary heritage. Amazing.”
Jeff Wallman

Executive Director, The Buddhist Digital Resource Center

Portrait of Ashoka by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.


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Mailing Address:
Khyentse Foundation
PO Box 156648
San Francisco, CA 94115

Registered Address:
Khyentse Foundation
PO Box 28939
Seattle, WA 98118 USA

Phone: 415-788-8048

Fax: 415-534-0819

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The Investment Committee is responsible for the investment of Khyentse Foundation assets for all endowments. The committee’s investment guidelines have been reviewed and approved by the board of directors and are available for download here.