NepalFollowing up on the successful leadership training in 2014, Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche requested Khyentse Foundation’s Leadership and Development team to return to Nepal to conduct another workshop specifically for the Shechen Monastery community. The Workshop titled “Excellence in Leadership and Management: Core Concepts & Best Practices,”, will be held on November 17-22 in Boudhanath.

Shechen Monastery and Khyentse Foundation are collaborating again on this important workshop to make the gathering an outstanding experience for the 36 participants. If this workshop is anything like the first training at Shechen in 2014, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression on the tulkus and khenpos who attend. (Read About the 2014 Training Here)

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, tulkus are expected to be secular leaders, managing their own monasteries, retreat centers, or institutes of learning, and many will oversee nonprofit charities or foundations. But in spite of their rigorous Buddhist training in the monastic environment, few have acquired the leadership and management skills they need to fulfill their roles. Khyentse Foundation develops these innovative training programs to help leaders of Buddhist institutions, such as Shechen, acquire the skills of modern leadership and management.

_DSC2008The KF leadership faculty for the Nepal training are Chris and Sydney Jay, Douglas Gerber, Rainer Schmitz, James Hopkins, and Christina Monson. The 6-day workshop will engage participants with proven concepts, methods, and tools that have been developed, tested, and refined in hundreds of interactions with global leaders in business, politics, and society around the world. At the same time, all workshop modules have been tailored to the needs of tulkus and khenpos and their personal and professional environments.

The Dharma is transforming lives around the world as people from all walks of life discover the wisdom and compassion that define the Buddha’s teachings. There are now an estimated 500 million people studying, practicing, and seeking teachings on the Dharma. Therefore the current and next generations of Buddhist teachers, tulkus, lamas, and scholars—lay and monastic, eastern and western, male and female—have a historic opportunity to make a positive impact on society. KF is investing in helping the next generation of Buddhist leaders and teachers to meet the challenges of the 21st century.