FOCUS: Sangha – The Heart of KF

FOCUS: Sangha – The Heart of KF

2017 has been an amazing year, and KF is maturing into something bigger than we had ever dared to imagine. It's safe to say that 2017 has been one of the most extraordinary in KF history. The outstanding support of our sponsors and volunteers enabled the foundation to...

COMMUNIQUÉ: Words of the Buddha

COMMUNIQUÉ: Words of the Buddha

The November Communiqué is a big one. It had to be, to fit even a fraction of the stories about KF’s support of translators and translation projects. Read about Anne MacDonald, winner of the KF Prize for Outstanding Translation Prize, some of our Chinese language...

FOCUS: New Partnership with Sydney University

FOCUS: New Partnership with Sydney University

Khyentse Foundation’s support for rigorous Buddhist scholarship and academic excellence is helping protect and preserve the Buddhadharma worldwide. With the recent launch of its partnership with the University of Sydney in Australia, and its five-year support of a special Lectureship in Tibetan Buddhism, A New Partnership with Sydney University: KF is helping to ensure that authentic Buddhist traditions remain alive. In this issue, we focus on the Khyentse Foundation-University Buddhist Education Foundation’s partnership (with support from the Alberdarbie Foundation) in establishing a new full-time Tibetan Buddhist studies academic position at University of Sydney.

FOCUS: Do You Have a Dream?

FOCUS: Do You Have a Dream?

With support of a Khyentse Foundation Ashoka Grant, Polish filmmaker Malgorzata Dobrowolska has made an inspiring documentary about the revival of the tradition of ordaining women as bhikkhunis (nuns) in Theravada Buddhism. Shakyamuni Buddha ordained both women and...

FOCUS: CATALYZING ENLIGHTENED ACTIVITY

FOCUS: CATALYZING ENLIGHTENED ACTIVITY

Read the June Focus here CATALYZING ENLIGHTENED ACTIVITY Two Ways of Supporting Dharma Activities: Funding Existing Projects and Creating New Ones The tremendous success of 84000 demonstrates how KF is able to support enlightened activity with funding and...

FOCUS: Homage to Tara

FOCUS: Homage to Tara

KHYENTSE FOUNDATION'S GREATEST PATRON In This Issue: VIDEO: Rinpoche explains why he hosted the Tara puja for KF VIDEO: Faces of the Tara Puja On March 24, 2017, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche began a 21-day Tara puja to pay homage to Tara. Rinpoche personally offered...

FOCUS: Buddhism in India

FOCUS: Buddhism in India

BHAJANS, BUDDHIST STUDIES, AND DR. BADRI | BUDDHISM IN INDIA The city of Pune was originally called “Punya-nagari,” which means the city (nagari) of good merit (punya). Pune has a rich history of education, social change, and spirituality, and Khyentse Foundation has...

FOCUS: Guardians of the Dharma

FOCUS: Guardians of the Dharma

Khyentse Foundation partners with Buddhist Studies programs at 13 universities on four continents to encourage excellence in Buddhist scholarship. Rinpoche has often said that academics and scholars are the "guardians of the Dharma" because they ensure that rigorous...

FOCUS: Aspirations For the New Year

FOCUS: Aspirations For the New Year

December 2016 In This Issue: Video: Rinpoche's Annual Address Our New Aspiration Prayer Board Meeting Highlights Downloadable PDF Read the December FOCUS here.

FOCUS: A Buddhist Camp for Children

FOCUS: A Buddhist Camp for Children

Khyentse Foundation Hosts a Dharma Camp for Children Khyentse Foundation coordinated and fully sponsored a Dharma camp for the children of students attending a program in October as part of our research into Buddhist education for the next generation. Rinpoche made it...

FOCUS: Presenting the New Animated Story of KF

FOCUS: Presenting the New Animated Story of KF

In this issue: Khyentse Foundation Turns Fifteen To mark the occasion of Khyentse Foundation's 15 year anniversary, we commissioned French animator Marion Dupas to create this short introduction to the story of the foundation. Rinpoche's latest book, The Guru Drinks...

FOCUS: An Ocean of Merit, The Culture of Giving

FOCUS: An Ocean of Merit, The Culture of Giving

No Amount Is Too Small Since the inception of Khyentse Foundation in 2001, our friends around the world have donated more than US$21 million, some with great ingenuity. The September Focus is all about some of our favorite stories of giving. Read the Focus...