PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
There is so much benefit in helping those who want to study and practice. Milarepa said the practitioner and the patron will face Buddhahood together. It is important that we train Tibetans and non-Tibetans alike. And if we really want to help people understand Buddhism, I think that it is quite important for students to themselves become teachers. This comes with study and practice. So if we can offer support, we should.
—Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
During the past year, Khyentse Foundation allocated and spent over $100,000 for scholarships worldwide for scholarships. Recipients come from Australia, Canada, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, Germany, Greece, Japan, Nepal, South Africa, Tibet, the UK, and the USA. And they’re studying and practicing in their own countries or in great centers of Buddhist activities in Thailand, India, or Nepal.
Your generous donations fund Rinpoche’s vision of spreading Buddhism throughout the world. To learn more about the KF Scholarship Fund, and for information about applying for a scholarship, go to the Scholarships page.
In May, 2006, Rinpoche made the Scholarship Fund the top priority among Khyentse Foundation’s Five Projects. Even in countries where Buddhism is widely practiced, support for practitioners is growing less, and in the West such support is almost nonexistent. Scholarships help to make the Buddhadharma accessible to all who seek it, and the recipients are a powerful force for spreading the Buddhadharma throughout the world.
There are three types of KF scholarships:
• Scholarships that support Rinpoche’s work, such as funding for three-year retreatants and for attending Rinpoche’s teachings around the world
• Scholarships to individuals for study and practice projects that they define
• Scholarships established with other institutions, such as Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal and the Khmer-Buddhist Education Assistance Program.