Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has initiated a vast array of activities which form the ever expanding Khyentse Mandala. Following are brief descriptions of several of them:
Founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001, Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of buddhist study, practice and scholarship throughout the world. Its primary aim is to extend the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion as widely as possible, in order to benefit all beings.
Similarly, this mission to preserve, translate and make freely available the primary teachings of all buddhist lineages is completely non-sectarian in its approach.
To date, the Foundation has initiated or contributed to numerous projects in thirty countries, directly impacting the lives of thousands of people. These projects include the founding of the Chair of Buddhist Studies at the University of California at Berkeley; the digitization of Tibetan buddhist scriptures in the U.S. and Europe; the funding of traditional monastic colleges in Asia; and a worldwide scholarship program, open to both lay and monastic applicants. Khyentse Foundation also played a pivotal role in establishing 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha — another nonprofit organization whose visionary, 100-year remit is to translate the entire canon of buddhist teachings into modern languages.
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84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha is a global non-profit initiative to translate the words of the Buddha into modern languages and make them freely available to everyone. This historic endeavour is a result of the collective vision and aspirations of seven rinpoches and more than 50 of the world's foremost translators, who convened at the seminal Translating the Words of the Buddha Conference held in Deer Park Institute in Bir, India, in 2009. The goal is to make all 70,000 pages of the Kangyur (words of the Buddha) available within 25 years, and all 161,800 pages of the Tengyur (treatises on the words of the Buddha) available within a hundred years. Since the project started in January 2010, it has been moving steadily toward that goal. The latest translations can now be read or downloaded for free at the online reading room.
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Lotus Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of at-risk and exploited women and children in the developing world. Lotus Outreach achieves its mission by supporting the development of grassroots projects in vulnerable communities. By working with local people and organizations, Lotus Outreach ensures the local ownership, cultural relevance and cost effectiveness of each project.
Originally established to support refugee education, Lotus Outreach now also helps rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking and keep at-risk students in school.
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