Khyentse Foundation Overview

Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of Buddhist study, practice and scholarship throughout the world. Founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001, its primary aim is to extend the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion as widely as possible, in order to benefit all beings. LEARN MORE

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Sisters in the Buddha: On a Cambodian Statuary Cult

Mar 7th, 2016

Prof. Ashley Thompson, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London will deliver the 2016 Khyentse Buddhist Studies Lecture at the University of Edinburgh on Thursday, 17th March, 2016 at 5.30pm. The subject of her talk is Sisters in the Buddha:On a Cambodian Statuary Cult. The lecture is free and open to the public. Martin Hall,…

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A New Partnership with the Hemera Foundation Supports Educators on the Path

Feb 28th, 2016

Khyentse Foundation has made a US$10,000 contribution to the Hemera Foundation’s excellent program, Contemplative Fellowships for Educators (CFE). CFE supports educators’ growth through contemplative practice in a retreat setting, offering individuals the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, personal well-being, and professional efficacy, and, in turn, embody and apply these qualities to promote positive school cultures. In 2015,…

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The Last Lotsawa: Gendun Chopel in India

Feb 10th, 2016

2016 Khyentse Lecture Donald S. Lopez, University of Michigan will deliver the 2016 Khyentse Lecture at UC Berkeley in the Faculty Club, Heyns Room, Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 5 pm. Gendun Chopel (1903-1951) was the most important Tibetan writer of the twentieth century. Born in Amdo, the son of a Nyingma lama, he was educated…

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VIDEO: Rinpoche Reads Basho for Losar 2016

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Year of the Fire Monkey Greeting by DJKR

Feb 6th, 2016

  Dear Friends, Rinpoche composed a message for the global SI/KF community on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the year of the male fire monkey. We are grateful to have such a compassionate and wise guide leading us to liberation. May all be auspicious. With best wishes for the new year, The KF…

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Announcement by Khyentse Foundation, Siddhartha’s Intent, and Khyentse Labrang

Feb 3rd, 2016

To whom it may concern, We are fully aware that the upcoming Rinchen Terdzod transmissions are precious and that many people from outside Bhutan wish to attend. Since this is such an extensive and complicated teaching, some may think that Rinpoche will be giving these transmissions only once for the first and last time. As…

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