Dharma Online: Khyentse Foundation Announces Launch of Revamped Website

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The Khyentse Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by revered Bhutanese lama, filmmaker and author Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, has announced the launch of its newly renovated web platform. The new website, announced March 29, aims to provide a more user-friendly interface sharing the foundation's many activities, projects and initiatives serving the Buddhadharma.

“Our goal for the website is to share inspiring stories about the broad scope of the Khyentse Foundation’s projects,” the foundation said in a statement shared with BDG. “We support and encourage monks and nuns in monasteries and nunneries, students who receive funds for their university studies, individuals and groups whose creative projects promote Buddhism, children attending Buddhist schools around the world, translators and text translation and preservation projects, and many others. efforts that benefit the Buddhadharma.

The Khyentse Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001. Its goal is to promote the teaching of the Buddha and support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. The foundation's activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for monastic colleges in Asia, a global scholarship and awards program, and the development of Buddhist studies at major universities, as well as training and the development of Buddhist teachers and the development of new modes of education inspired by the Dharma. for kids.

“In the summer of 2020, Rinpoche gave the Khyentse Foundation a general directive for entering the modern world,” the foundation explained. “Following this directive, we have undertaken new projects to reach a wider audience. We launched the Words of Wisdom series, placed a renewed emphasis on the Goodman Lectures, and took an in-depth look at how we communicate. Through this process, it became clear that it was time to update our website and visual communications to make them more user-friendly to the sangha, interested friends, and the world at large.

Some of the features of the revamped website include:

• An editorial team dedicated to current affairs articles, easy-to-access archives, collections and series of stories;

• Two maps showing the extent of the KF community and its global impact;

• An easy-to-use search tool for all content;

• Intuitive pathways to ensure people and projects are valued equally;

• Links to the Khyentsé network, which presents the wide range of Rinpoche's activities;

• A new series focused on the profiles of grant and scholarship recipients and the impact of their work.

The Khyentse Foundation also noted that other features will be offered in the near future, including an easy-to-browse collection of video content and an extensive archive of reports and stories on the breadth of the foundation's work over the past two years. recent decades.*

The Khyentse Foundation's achievements over the past 20 years include: more than 15 million pages of Buddhist texts preserved and made available online; education provided to the children of more than 1 families; support for Buddhist studies at more than 000 major universities through endowed chairs and professorships, graduate support, and the establishment of Buddhist study centers; more than $35 million in sponsorship awarded for Buddhist teacher training; sacred Buddhist texts translated into more than 15 languages, thanks to the efforts of 84000: Translation of the words of the Buddha, the Kumarajiva Project and the Khyentse Vision Project; more than $1,8 million in funding awarded to support Buddhism in its metropolises, including local partnerships to revitalize interest in Buddhism in India; more than 2 scholarships and awards in recognition of excellence in Buddhist study and practice; support for more than 000 monks and nuns to maintain the tradition of Buddhist scholarship in a monastic setting; and over 3 open access Ashoka and Trisong grants distributed to support Dharma and wellness programs.

“The goal of the Khyentse Foundation is to support the study and practice of the Dharma. But since we are victims of causes and conditions, we are also victims of time and space, and as you know, in recent years the world has changed very quickly. Not just geopolitically, but also the human mind, the way humans think – moral values, spiritual values, emotional values ​​change – although maybe not really. In a way, it doesn't matter; samsara has always been a bit like that. But on the other hand, it seems to have different shades, different color and taste. Therefore, we at the Khyentsé Foundation must try to adapt to these changes. — Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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Born in Bhutan in 1961, Dzongsar Khyentsé Rinpoche is the son of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and was a close student of the Nyingma master Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoche (1910-1991). He is recognized as the third incarnation of the 1820th-century Tibetan terton Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1892-1893), founder of the Khyentse lineage, and the immediate incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1959-XNUMX).

In addition to Siddhartha's intention, Rinpoche's projects include: the Khyentse Foundation, established in 2001 to promote the teaching of the Buddha and support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice; 84000, a global non-profit initiative to translate the words of the Buddha and make them accessible to all; Lotus Outreach, which leads a range of projects aimed at ensuring the education, health and safety of vulnerable women and children in developing countries; and Lhomon Society, which promotes sustainable development in Bhutan through education.

Rinpoche is the author of several books, including: What makes you not a Buddhist? (2006) Not for happiness (2012) The guru drinks bourbon? (2016) and Poison is Medicine: Clarifying the Vajrayana (2021), and has gained fame within and outside the global Buddhist community for the feature films he has written and directed: The Cup (1999), Travelers and Magicians (2004) Vara: a blessing (2012) Hema Hema: Sing me a song while I wait (2016) and Looking for a lady with fangs and a mustache (2019)

* The Khyentse Foundation celebrates 20 years of serving Buddhadharma (BDG)

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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