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The Kumarajiva Project Is Launched

"Chinese civilization is very, very important for the survival of Buddhism." —Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Section of the Diamond Sutra, a handwritten copy by Zhang Jizhi, based on Kumarajiva's translation from Sanskrit to Chinese. Khyentse Foundation is pleased to...

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The Kumarajiva Project and 84000: What’s the Difference?

Khyentse Foundation began its translation efforts in 2008 when it became clear that only 5% of the Tibetan Buddhist canon had been translated into modern languages. With this realization, Khyentse Foundation incubated and launched the now-thriving 84000:...

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Lhomon Education Update

Lhomon Education (LME) is a grassroots initiative developing an innovative curriculum for Bhutanese students in a monastic setting.  “Most of modern education is focused on having instead of being,” said Dawa Drukpa, head teacher at LME’s pilot project at Chökyi...

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Improving Monastic Education in Cambodia

Santi Sena is Pali for a group that works for peace, social justice, and environmental protection. Santi Sena the organization is working to improve 30 Buddhist schools in the Svey Rieng and Prey Veng provinces of Cambodia.  Students at Wat Svey Sokhoar Buddhist...

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Year One at The Kanishka School

The Kanishka School is the newest monastic school for children ages 8 to 15 that KF is supporting. Just wrapping up its first full school year and housing 120 young monks, the school is part of Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute, Dzongsar Khyentse...

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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.