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Annual Report 2018

The widening scope and growing complexity of KF activities over the years make it increasingly challenging to cover all of our projects in meaningful detail in our annual report.   Starting this year, the annual report will concentrate on one of KF’s eight focus areas...

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Preserving 50 Years of Knowledge

"I will leave this record to people who learn through practice and are easy in truth, so that they can know the right Dharma of the Buddha's lineage." —Eihei Dogen, founder of the Soto Zen Lineage in Japan In 2018, the San Francisco Zen Center(SFZC) applied for...

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Expanding Beyond Tibetan Texts

Sarah Anne joined Jann Ronis, BDRC executive director, and Philip Menchaca, manager of grants and programs, at a Cambridge restaurant to talk about the past and future of BDRC. Read on to learn about BDRC's expansion into Southeast Asia texts as well as their plans...

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Lighting the Mahabodhi Announced

Offering of light is one of the most fundamental practices in Buddhadharma, symbolizing clarity, insight, and wisdom.  Initiated by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Lighting the Mahabodhi aims to make one of the largest and longest-lasting light offerings by vastly...

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Gao Mingdao Appointed the 2018 Khyentse Fellow

By Jun Xie Life went on as usual except that the weather in Taipei was unusually warm for December. Like many of the 2,000+ participants, I was still immersed in the beautiful 10-day Ushnisha Vijaya Puja presided over by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, which had concluded...

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Remarks from Gao Mingdao

Below, please find Gao Mingdao’s full address from his KF Fellowship Award presentation. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Professor Gao Mingdao. Photo by Dawa Drolma. Looking at this vast assembly, I am reminded of the Buddhist insight that things come into existence...

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KF Annual Reports

Annual Report 2018

The widening scope and growing complexity of KF activities over the years make it increasingly challenging to cover all of our projects in meaningful detail in our annual report.   Starting this year, the annual report will concentrate on one of KF’s eight focus areas...

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2017 Annual Report

KF ANNUAL REPORT | CELEBRATING PURPOSE AND GROWTH In a World of Change, KF's Fundamental Purpose Remains the Same Long before there was a Khyentse Foundation, Rinpoche had a vision. The foundation exists to help him realize it. As he said in his address to the KF...

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2016 Annual Report

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF DHARMA ACTIVITY 2001-2016 in Words and Images It’s been 15 years since a small group of students—determined to help relieve Rinpoche of his financial responsibilities for the support of his monasteries in China, India, and Bhutan—helped start...

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November FOCUS: KF-India’s Reviving Activities

This month's Focus features the work of KF-India. KF is making special efforts to revive the Buddhist heritage in India, the source of the great river of Buddhism—the place where Shakyamuni Buddha was born, achieved enlightenment, and taught for 45 years before...

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Great Patron Series

In 2002, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche began identifying some of the great patrons of Buddhism, from Shakyamuni’s own patron, Sudatta Anathapindika to the warlord king Ashoka. Without these patrons, Buddhism would have had little chance to flourish. In every Khyentse Foundation Communique, Rinpoche shares the life story of one of these inspiring patrons.