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    Khyentse Foundation’s 2023 Annual Report

    Read KF’s 2023 annual report, with excerpts from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s board address, insights from former executive director Cangioli Che, highlights from our range of activities, and our Investment Committee’s report.

    Story Series

    Goodman Lecture Series
    Features lectures delivered by foremost Buddhist Studies scholars from our partner institutions and universities in Asia, Europe, and North America.
    No.25

    Prof. Georgios T. Halkias

    The University of Hong Kong
    Notes on the Earliest Tibetan Buddhist Canons
    This talk will draw from the contents of the last imperial catalogue of Buddhist works in Tibetan translation, the dkar chag ’phang thang ma, to shed light on the formation and contents of the earliest Tibetan canons.
    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’)."
    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.16

    Empress Wu Zetian

    The only woman ever to rule as emperor of China, Wu Zhao (Wu ZeTian) was born in 624 C.E. At age 14 she became a concubine of Emperor TaiZong of the Tang Dynasty and was given the title of CaiRren (Guardian Immortal) and a new name, Wu Mei.
    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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