Eager to know more about this amazing teacher and hear his recommendations as an important player in Khyentse Foundation’s future, we sat down with Drubgyud Tenzin Rinpoche at SSRC and spoke with him about his training as a Buddhist teacher and his new life in the West.
Support for monastic institutions was the original impetus for the formation of Khyentse Foundation, and it remains the core of KF’s mission to preserve Buddhist heritage and promote the Buddha’s wisdom.
In 2005, Venerable embarked on another important mission: to seek common ground with other Buddhist traditions and collaborate with them to uplift the training and education of monks from various countries in Asia.
On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute is hosting HH Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya School, for a historic transmission of the precious teachings of Lamdre Lobshey.
A group of medical volunteers, under the auspices of the Choskyi Jungne Buddhist Center in Taiwan, made their second visit of the year to the Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Chauntra, India in late summer.
In March 2006, with the guidance and encouragement of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Chauntra, India, formed a management committee that is responsible for the administration and development of the Institute.
Nils MartinEast Asian Civilizations Research Centre (CRCAO)
The Wanla Group of Monuments: 14th-Century Tibetan Buddhist Murals in Ladakh
Martin’s dissertation, “The Wanla Group of Monuments: 14th-Century Tibetan Buddhist Murals in Ladakh,” prepared at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) in Paris and defended in March 2022, is a masterful contribution to the history of art and of Buddhism in the Western Himalayas. It further provides a model of interdisciplinary research on painted monuments, combining an excellent command of iconography and stylistic conventions with archaeometric analysis, epigraphy, and a firsthand assessment of literary sources in classical Tibetan. As such, it represents an outstanding contribution to Buddhist studies.
“I am extremely honored and grateful to receive this award from the distinguished Khyentse Foundation. I would like to express my special thanks to the members of the jury for carefully examining my application and eventually selecting my dissertation, even more so since it lies outside the historic field of textual studies.
“This award comes as a significant recognition of research developed over a decade under the patient, insightful guidance of my supervisor Charles Ramble and my co-advisor Christian Luczanits, and along with the continuous support of my colleagues, friends, and family. It will contribute to publishing it in a form that can be more easily accessed by everyone, including the caretakers of the monuments it considers. At a threshold in my life, it also gives me confidence to pursue my career in academia.”
— Nils Martin