Supporting Buddhist Scholars in Bangladesh
Khyentse Foundation has been supporting the education of Bangladeshi monks at the Compassion Buddhist Institute (CBI) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. CBI is the only monastic education institution in modern Bangladesh. Affiliated with the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, the institute offers Buddhist education to young Bangladeshi monks and novices in order to raise their level of understanding of the Dharma and prepare them to teach and conduct outreach. Upon completing the program, which is set by the university, students are awarded diplomas in Buddhist Studies, which qualifies them for university entrance in Sri Lanka. Khyentse Foundation is also sponsoring those monks to continue their studies. CBI, which has received two grants for teachers’ salaries, is run by Khyentse Fellow Venerable Dhammajoti.