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Sisters in the Buddha: On a Cambodian Statuary Cult

March 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

February 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

February 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

February 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

February 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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FOCUS: Meet the 2016 KF Fellows, John Canti and Wulstan Fletcher

January 20th, 2016

In the latest Focus we talk to the 2016 KF Fellows, John Canti and Wulstan Fletcher. Read the January Focus here  

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A Message from Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Upon the Passing of Chatral Rinpoche

January 5th, 2016

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche asked Khyentse Foundation and Siddhartha’s Intent to post this message on January 5th, 2016. The passing of Chatral Sangye Rinpoche marks the end of an era. Suddenly we have lost a sentry who was zealously guarding the Buddhadharma in general, the Vajrayana in particular, and especially Tibetan Buddhism and the Nyingma lineage. The…

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A New Year Message from our Founder

December 30th, 2015

Dear Friends, In this coming new year I would like to request all of you to spend five seconds really wanting the Buddhadharma to flourish and remain in this samsara. Just simply wanting or wishing this will do. I am not even asking you to light a lamp, burn incense, fold your palms, chant a mantra,…

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Mongolian Buddhist Women’s Conference

December 13th, 2015

The goal of the July, 2015 Mongolian Buddhist Women’s Conference was to bring together 300 Mongolian Buddhist women who are active in their local communities, both rural and urban, to share their experiences, aspirations, and challenges, to learn from each other, and to establish common goals and cooperation. “Women constitute the majority of Mongolian population…

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