Home windows into Buddhism: Khyentse Basis Pronounces Launch of New E book and Web site


Khyentse Basis, a nonprofit based by the famend Bhutanese lama, filmmaker, and writer Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, has introduced the launches of two new sources sharing the instructing of the Buddhadharma: and e-book and an internet site, each for practising Buddhists and aspiring college students alike.

Discovering Buddhism is a brand new e-book written by scholar and educator Dominique Facet geared toward introducing Buddhism as a tradition, a system of thought, and a faith, presenting the practices and views of all the fundamental Buddhist traditions. 

“I hope to current a transparent and complete overview of Buddhism as an entire to most of the people, in addition to to these already ,” stated Facet. “I feel it’s all the time stimulating to drill into one other faith and tradition. I hope to additionally make clear myths and misunderstandings about what the Buddha stated.” (Khyentse Basis)

Facet is a practising Buddhist and skilled Dharma trainer, holding a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy. She is the writer of Buddhism (Philip Allan 2005) and a participant of the Milinda Program: Coaching Western Buddhist Lecturers for the twenty first Century, an initiative of the Khyentse Basis.

Discovering Buddhism additionally introduces the historical past of Buddhism and the Buddha’s key teachings, in addition to offering a crucial examination of the hyperlinks between conventional texts and up to date Buddhist scholarship.

“So long as I’ve recognized Dominique Facet, she has not solely been a crucial searcher and tutorial, however she has additionally personally seen the worth of the Buddhist path and encountered many nice masters of this century. That’s why her e-book just isn’t like most introductory books that current Buddhism as a faith together with a lot of info, figures, and logical arguments,” Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche observes in his foreword to Discovering Buddhism. “As an alternative, it presents a distinct means of taking a look at life and the world, and it encourages the sort of crucial exploration, questioning, and reflection that may really enrich the reader’s private understanding. That’s why I’d sooner suggest this e-book than some compilation of supplies primarily based totally on tutorial credentials and references.” (Khyentse Basis)

Dominique Facet
Discovering Buddhism

Khyentse Basis is a nonprofit group based by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001 with the intention of selling the Buddha’s instructing and supporting all traditions of Buddhist examine and follow. The muse’s actions embrace main textual content preservation and translation initiatives, assist for monastic schools in Asia, a worldwide scholarship and awards program, improvement of Buddhist research at main universities, coaching and improvement for Buddhist lecturers, and growing new modes of Dharma-inspired schooling for youngsters.

The muse has additionally introduced the approaching launch of “Home windows into Buddhism,” a brand new web site, scheduled to go surfing in July as a free Buddhist academic useful resource. 

A undertaking of the European Buddhist Union, funded by Khyentse Basis, Home windows into Buddhism will “supply a variety of sources on Buddhism that can profit lecturers and college students in nations the place Buddhism is taught in mainstream colleges, and also can serve for instructing kids in Buddhist facilities. The web site is managed by a staff of content material builders headed by Discovering Buddhism writer Dominique Facet.

The European Buddhist Union is an worldwide umbrella affiliation of Buddhist organizations and nationwide Buddhist unions in Europe that envisions “a fellowship of European Buddhists bringing Buddhist concepts and rules into European society.” (European Buddhist Union)

“The location will make sources simply accessible by subject and age group, and can function the primary Buddhist traditions current today-Theravada, Zen/Ch’an, Pure Land and Tibetan Buddhism. Sources will draw straight on experience in every of these traditions.” (Home windows into Buddhism)

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Photos courtesy of Khyentse Basis

Born in Bhutan in 1961, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is the son of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and was a detailed scholar of the Nyingma grasp Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–91). He’s acknowledged because the third incarnation of the nineteenth century Tibetan terton Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892), founding father of the Khyentse lineage, and the speedy incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959). 

Along with Khyentse Basis, his initiatives embrace Siddhartha’s Intent, a global collective of Buddhist teams supporting Rinpoche’s Buddhadharma actions by organizing teachings and retreats, distributing and archiving recorded teachings, and transcribing, modifying, and translating manuscripts and follow texts; 84000, a non-profit international initiative to translate the phrases of the Buddha and make them accessible to all; Lotus Outreach, which directs a variety of initiatives to make sure the schooling, well being, and security of weak girls and youngsters within the growing world; and Lhomon Society, which promotes sustainable improvement in Bhutan via schooling.

Rinpoche is the writer of a number of books, together with: What Makes You Not a Buddhist (2006), Not For Happiness (2012), The Guru Drinks Bourbon? (2016), and Poison is Drugs: Clarifying the Vajrayana (2021), and has garnered renown inside and outdoors of the worldwide Buddhist group for the feature-length movies he has written and directed: The Cup (1999), Travellers and Magicians (2004), Vara: A Blessing (2012), Hema Hema: Sing Me a Music Whereas I wait (2016), and Wanting For A Woman With Fangs And A Moustache (2019).

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