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No.8

Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai (b. 1942) is an Indian photographer and photojournalist. He was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who nominated Rai, then a young photojournalist, to join Magnum Photos in 1977.

2024 Auspicious Dates Calendar

To celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon, Khyentse Foundation is pleased to present our sixth annual calendar to encourage you in your practice throughout the year. This year’s calendar is offered in 28 languages.

Story Series

Goodman Lecture Series
The Goodman Lectures are organized in honor of long-time Khyentse Foundation friend and advisor, Professor Steven D. Goodman.
No.24

Dr. Sangseraima Ujeed

University of Michigan
Land of the Jowos: Buddhist Temples in Mongolia as the Embodiment of Statehood
This talk takes a tour through these monasteries and temples to shed light on the interplay between Buddhism and the state, which led to the proliferation of institutionalized Buddhism in Mongolian lands, and on the impact these processes had on the disintegration of a unified Mongol state.
No.23

Albert Welter

University of Arizona
In Search of Zen Studies: The Central Role of Chan/Zen Syncretism
Zen enthralled the world throughout much of the twentieth century, and Zen studies became a major academic discipline in its wake.
No.21

Erik Pema Kunsang

Key Points of Timeless Value
"Anyone, anytime, anywhere can improve, liberate, and transcend the present state of mind.  I will speak on the four timeless principles taught in the Samadhiraja-sutra (‘The King of Samadhis Sutra’)."
No.20

Dr. Gareth Sparham

A Brief History of, and Introduction to, the Śatasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitā (“The Perfection of Wisdom in One Hundred Thousand Lines”)
“The Perfection of Wisdom in One Hundred Thousand Lines” is a colossal scripture. Probably the longest sacred book in existence, it comprises 12 volumes running to nearly 10,000 pages.
Words of Wisdom Series
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche speaking on pressing topics for the modern practitioner.
No.15

The Future of the Buddhadharma

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche addressed Khyentse Foundation’s Board of Directors regarding the future of the buddhadharma. In particular, he stressed the importance of paying attention to the large numbers of people born in traditionally Buddhist places, including those who have migrated elsewhere.
Great Patron Series
In 2002, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche began identifying some of the great patrons of Buddhism.
No.15

Thangtong Gyalpo

Born in Ölpa Lhartse in upper Tsang, Tibet, the historical figure Thangtong was a unique mahasiddha both because of his tremendous realization and his engineering accomplishments.

Core Activity News

Academia
Supporting Buddhist scholarship at academic institutions around the world. Read more about our academic impact.
No.24

Dr. Sangseraima Ujeed

University of Michigan
Land of the Jowos: Buddhist Temples in Mongolia as the Embodiment of Statehood
This talk takes a tour through these monasteries and temples to shed light on the interplay between Buddhism and the state, which led to the proliferation of institutionalized Buddhism in Mongolian lands, and on the impact these processes had on the disintegration of a unified Mongol state.
Education for Children
Bringing Buddhist education to the youngest generation. Read more about our supported education projects.
Text Preservation
Protecting the Buddhist literary heritage. Visit our text preservation page for more information about programs we support.

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Never Stop Asking

Lynn Hoberg shares what it's like to volunteer behind the scenes of a historic event when emotions are running high and so much is at stake.
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