“I would like to see the words of the Buddha available in every major language in the world.” —Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
The most immediate obstacle to translating the words of the Buddha into many languages is the lack of qualified and knowledgeable translators. Khyentse Foundation supports programs to train the next generation of Dharma translators through collaborations with various academic and Buddhist institutions. KF Translation Studies Scholarships also provide direct financial support for aspiring translators and Buddhist scholars.
KF now partners with Dharma Drum University in Taiwan, the University of Vienna, and Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu to develop and design programs for Buddhist translation studies to meet the urgent need for Buddhist translators in general and 84000 in particular.