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Celebrating 10 Years of Buddhist Patronage
A Report from Khyentse Foundation | April 2012
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The Blessing of Generosity
Message from Rinpoche

There is a reason why, when we learn the six paramitas, generosity always comes first. As human beings we are so impatient, we want instant gratification, instant happiness, instant results. We often hear that if you are generous, in the future you will be rich. But that's just a very simplistic way of explaining things. If you really think deeply about the practice of generosity, you see that it not only causes future happiness, the practice itself is instant happiness. When young children are asked to give something, they give it with such joy—giving is part of who they are. Even though many of us may have hidden agendas when we give presents, still the act of giving can bring so much joy and satisfaction.

You can be generous and let people know that it is you who is doing the giving and you will be happy. Or you can perform acts of generosity without anyone knowing. Often your joy will increase even more when you keep your generosity secret.

And of course there is no need to explain that if generosity is accompanied by the wisdom of nonduality, this is the supreme deed of the bodhisattvas. So it is really understandable that, of all the six paramitas, generosity is taught first. It instantly gives us the blessing of joy.

When somebody is generous toward us we feel so touched and rejoice in their generosity. The same must occur when we are generous to others.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
Chair, Khyentse Foundation Board of Directors

Coming in August:  
The theme of the August Communiqué is "work as practice." We'll also feature an article on Thangtong Gyalpo, a 14th-century Buddhist physician, architect, and engineer.
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The 2011 Annual Report

The 2011 Khyentse Foundation Annual Report is a celebration of 10 years of supporting Buddhist study and practice around the world. In this kaleidoscopic report, we look back over those 10 years, reviewing the highlights and milestones that have brought us to where we are today. We hope you enjoy the photos, anecdotes, and reminiscences from people who were there during this decade of growth and change.

As Executive Director Cangioli Che says, "It is gratifying to see how the seeds planted by the Found ation grow and blossom. We supported Gene Smith and the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center in preserving and digitizing Tibetan texts and now we see scholars using the TBRC library in their research and teaching, and masters using its texts in religious ceremonies. The Cambodian, Sri Lankan, and Burmese monks we supported are returning to work in their own countries. The graduates of the monastic colleges in India and China are teaching Buddhism in different parts of the world... and those are just a few of the ripples that we can see."




Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to build an effective system of patronage that supports all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. The Foundation brings visionary thinking to the preservation and expansion of Buddhist education and practice across all lineages.

  Rinpoche and escort arriving at Dzongsar. Photo by Alan Kozlowski.
Khyentse Foundation exists because Buddha's wisdom and compassion benefit all.

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The Annual Report is a publication of Khyentse Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001
as a system of patronage to support the study and practice of the Buddha's teachings.


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