20 recieve Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence

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20 recieve Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence

Post by phantom59 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:29 pm

The Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies has now been awarded to more than 20 students in 10 universities worldwide. As the program enters its third year, it is clear that the recipients to date are truly the Buddhist scholars, translators, and researchers of the future. It is also clear that the award offers valuable encouragement and validation to the students who receive it, as expressed by Venerable Karmananda, a Buddhist monk born in Bangladesh, who received the award at the University of Hong in 2011. “Such awards indeed become sources of renewed inspiration, continuous aspiration, and much-needed encouragement for the recipients to go forward in their learning. I am glad Khyentse Foundation is standing for these ideals!”

The award, initiated by Khyentse Foundation advisor Professor Peter Skilling, was established in 2010 at four universities: the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Sydney, and the University of Hamburg, and has now been extended to universities in China, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Canada.

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