Photo by Jigme Palver Ozin. Oddiyana enjoying the Himalayan breeze on Rinpoche's lawn, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Photo by Jigme Palver Ozin. Oddiyana enjoying the Himalayan breeze on Rinpoche's lawn, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Happy Dog Year- a Losar message from the Khyentse Mandala

Published on 16 February 2018


Year of the Earth Dog, 2018

The Two Truths

“No matter how much you sit, no matter how much you are not distracted, no matter how much you meditate, until you have the right view, you have done nothing. Until you have the right view, those things take you nowhere. You are still inside the net, you are still the fish being caught."

In October 2014, Rinpoche gave a lively teaching on the Two Truths and the Buddhist view of emptiness in Bodhgaya, the site of the Buddha's enlightenment and the most sacred place to practice and listen to the teachings of the Buddha. Rinpoche frequently visits Bodhgaya, where he initiated the Dzongsar Monlam, and for his own personal retreat. In 2016, he helped inaugurate the Siddhartha Festival at the Mahabodhi Temple. And Rinpoche's book, Best Foot Forward, (originally titled What to do at India's Buddhist Holy Sites), was recently re-edited, illustrated, and published for sale for people who wish to make pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and other Buddhist holy places in India and Nepal.

For Losar this year, The Two Truths is being offered free of charge. It's the start of an effort to make all of Rinpoche’s recorded Mahayana teachings in the past ten years available for free. That process will take place over the next 12-24 months so stay tuned. Meanwhile, there are already plenty of free teachings to choose from on the Siddhartha's Intent Recordings page and official YouTube channel.

Rinpoche's Mandala of Organizations

There has been an increase in people and groups misrepresenting themselves on the internet and social media as being Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche or official outlets for his organizations. To clarify any confusion created by these unofficial accounts, we are sharing a list of the approved and authentic media outlets for Rinpoche and his mandala. Rinpoche has appointed communications teams for his various activities and personally maintains several social media accounts. All of Rinpoche's official organizations are listed below. If you receive solicitations or communications from a person or organization not listed here, please be cautious in responding.  

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SIDDHARTHA’S INTENT

Founded in 1989, Siddhartha’s Intent supports Rinpoche’s Buddhadharma activities worldwide by organizing teachings and retreats, distributing and archiving recorded teachings, transcribing, editing and translating manuscripts and practice texts, and establishing a global community committed to continual study and practice.

Contactinfo@siddharthasintent.org

Websites:
English: www.siddharthasintent.org
Portuguese: brasil.siddharthasintent.org
繁體中文網站: 
www.cht.siddharthasintent.org
简体中文网站: chs.siddharthasintent.org
简体中文网站: www.almostbuddhist.com

Facebook:
Global: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintent
Australia: www.facebook.com/Siddharthas.Intent.Australia
Brazil: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentbrasil
China: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentchinese
Hong Kong: www.facebook.com/sihongkong
Japan: www.facebook.com/sijapan
Korea: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentkorea
Mexico: www.facebook.com/simexico
North America: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentnorthamerica
Singapore: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentsg

Other social medias
Instagram: @SiddharthasIntent
Twitter: @SiddharthasInte
YouTube: www.youtube.com/siddharthasintent
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/siddharthasintent
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/siddharthas-intent
Mixlr: http://mixlr.com/siddharthas-intent
Wechat: @骑着蓝色狮子(zhengjian2007)
Webo: @宗萨哲仁波切-正见网站
腾讯视频: 悉达多本愿会 (http://v.qq.com/vplus/si

 

KHYENTSE FOUNDATION

A global philanthropic organization founded in 2001 to support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. 

Contact: info@khyentsefoundation.org

Websites:
English: www.khyentsefoundation.org
繁體中文網站: www.cht.khyentsefoundation.org
简体中文网站: www.chs.khyentsefoundation.org (under development)
Portuguese: ptbr.khyentsefoundation.org (under development)

Facebook:
Global: www.facebook.com/khyentsefoundation
Brazil: www.facebook.com/khyentsefoundationbrasil

Other social medias
Instagram: @KhyentseFoundation
Wechat: 钦哲基金会
Vimeo: vimeo.com/khyentsefoundation
Twitter: @KhyentseFound
Tencent video: 钦哲基金会 (http://v.qq.com/vplus/KhyentseFoundation)

 

LOTUS OUTREACH

An international nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the education, health, and safety of at-risk women and children in the developing world.

Contact: info@lotusoutreach.org

Websites:
English: www.lotusoutreach.org
繁體中文網站: www.lotusoutreach.org/lotusoutreachchinese

Facebook:
Global: www.facebook.com/LotusOutreach
Australia: www.facebook.com/LotusOutreachAustralia

Other social medias
Instagram: @LotusOutreachInternational
Twitter: @LotusOutreach

 

84000: TRANSLATING THE WORDS OF THE BUDDHA

A global nonprofit initiative to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern languages and make them available to everyone.

Contact: info@84000.co

Websites:
English: www.84000.co
繁體中文網站: www.84000.co/ch

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Translate84000

Other social medias
Instagram: @Translate84000
Wechat: 84000佛典传译 (Wechat ID: Translate84000)
YouTube: YouTube.com/Translate84000
Vimeo: Vimeo.com/Translate84000
Twitter: @Translate84000

 

SEA TO SKY RETREAT CENTRE

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre (SSRC) was founded in 1993 on a secluded 40-acre site in British Columbia's coastal mountain range. SSRC hosts a wide variety of programs and gatherings, from contemplative retreats across various religious traditions to body work and yoga trainings, as well as Siddhartha’s Intent seminars under senior instructors appointed by Rinpoche.

Contact: ssrc@siddharthasintent.org
Websitehttp://northamerica.siddharthasintent.org/sea-to- sky-retreat- centre
Facebookwww.facebook.com/Sea-to- Sky-Retreat- Centre-230797886961477

 

PEACE VASE PROJECT

Initiated by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in 1991 to create world peace and harmony on all levels, in all places, by planting peace vases.

Contact: tashi@peacevaseproject.org
Websitehttp://peacevaseproject.org
Facebookwww.facebook.com/peacevaseproject 
Twitter: @PeaceVase

 

DEER PARK

Established in 2006 and located in Bir, India, Deer Park is a center for the study of classical Indian wisdom traditions.

Contact: info@deerpark.in
Websitewww.deerpark.in
Facebookwww.facebook.com/deerparkinstitute
Instagram: @DeerParkInstitute

 

LHOMON SOCIETY

The Lhomon Society was founded by Rinpoche in Bhutan in 2010 and formally registered as a Civil Society Organization in 2012. Its core project is the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative.

THE SAMDRUP JONGKHAR INITIATIVE

To build resilient and self-reliant communities that exist in a spirit of interdependence among the people and with the natural environment. 

Contact: info@sji.bt
Websitewww.sji.bt
Facebookwww.facebook.com/The-Samdrup- Jongkhar-Initiative-107928972612184
Bloghttp://sjieducation.blogspot.com

 

MIDDLE WAY EDUCATION

Established in 2017 to create an integrated Buddhist education for children.

Contact: noa@middlewayeducation.org
Websitewww.middlewayeducation.org (launching soon)

 

MIDDLE WAY SCHOOL

Contact: contact@middlewayschool.org
Website: www.middlewayschool.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/middlewayschool
Instagram: @MiddleWaySchool

 

JAMYANG KHYENPA

Rinpoche established Jamyang Khyenpa to oversee his monastic activities in Bhutan and to promote Buddhism through study and practice in Bhutan. 

Contact: chozomt@gmail.com
Website: www.jamyangkhyenpa.org

 

RINPOCHE'S PERSONAL SITES

Facebook: www.facebook.com/djkhyentse
Website: www.khyentse.org
Instagram: @Khyentse
Twitter: @KhyentseNorbu

 

The best way to keep informed is to sign up for the mailings lists directly on these sites and to follow the official social media accounts listed above. Rinpoche has also expressed his thoughts on social media.


MAY THE AUTHENTIC BUDDHADHARMA FLOURISH AND THE LIVES OF THE TEACHERS BE LONG.

Yongba, of Paro Labrang, Bhutan. Photo by Sophie Perks.


Nancy of Sea to Sky Retreat Center, British Columbia. Photo by Michiko Filipak.

 

Shona of Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, British Columbia. Photo by Ron Stewart.

Rinpoche's Mandala of Organizations
 
There has been an increase in people and groups misrepresenting themselves on the
internet and social media as being Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche or official outlets
for his organizations. To clarify any confusion created by these unofficial accounts,
we are sharing a list of the approved and authentic media outlets for Rinpoche and
his mandala. Rinpoche has appointed communications teams for his various
activities and personally maintains several social media accounts. All of Rinpoche's
official organizations are listed below. If you receive solicitations or
communications from a person or organization not listed here, please be cautious in
responding. 
 
SIDDHARTHA’S INTENT
Founded in 1989, Siddhartha’s Intent supports Rinpoche’s Buddhadharma activities
worldwide by organizing teachings and retreats, distributing and archiving
recorded teachings, transcribing, editing and translating manuscripts and practice
texts, and establishing a global community committed to continual study and
practice.
 
Contact: info@siddharthasintent.org
Websites:
 English: www.siddharthasintent.org
 繁體中文網站: www.cht.siddharthasintent.org
 简体中文网站: chs.siddharthasintent.org
 简体中文网站: www.almostbuddhist.com
Facebook:
 Global: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintent
 Australia: www.facebook.com/Siddharthas.Intent.Australia
 Brazil: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentbrasil
 China: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentchinese
 Hong Kong: www.facebook.com/sihongkong
 Japan: www.facebook.com/sijapan
 Korea: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentkorea
 Mexico: www.facebook.com/simexico
 North America: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentnorthamerica
 Singapore: www.facebook.com/siddharthasintentsg
Instagram: @SiddharthasIntent
Twitter: @SiddharthasIntent
YouTube: www.youtube.com/siddharthasintent
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/siddharthasintent
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/siddharthas-intent
Mixlr: http://mixlr.com/siddharthas-intent
Wechat: @骑着蓝色狮子(zhengjian2007)
Webo: @宗萨哲仁波切-正见网站
腾讯视频: 悉达多本愿会 (http://v.qq.com/vplus/si)
 
KHYENTSE FOUNDATION
A global philanthropic organization founded in 2001 to support all traditions of
Buddhist study and practice. 
 
Contact: info@khyentsefoundation.org
Websites:
 English: www.khyentsefoundation.org
 繁體中文網站: www.cht.khyentsefoundation.org
 简体中文网站: www.chs.khyentsefoundation.org (under development)
 Portuguese: ptbr.khyentsefoundation.org
Facebook:
 Global: www.facebook.com/khyentsefoundation
 Brazil: www.facebook.com/khyentsefoundationbrasil
Instagram: @KhyentseFoundation
Wechat: 钦哲基金会
Vimeo: vimeo.com/khyentsefoundation
Twitter: @KhyentseFound
Tencent video: 钦哲基金会 (http://v.qq.com/vplus/KhyentseFoundation)
 
LOTUS OUTREACH
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the education, health,
and safety of at-risk women and children in the developing world.
 
Contact: info@lotusoutreach.org
Websites:
 English: www.lotusoutreach.org
 繁體中文網站: www.lotusoutreach.org/lotusoutreachchinese
Facebook:
 Global: www.facebook.com/LotusOutreach
 Australia: www.facebook.com/LotusOutreachAustralia
Instagram: @LotusOutreachInternational
Twitter: @LotusOutreach
 
84000: TRANSLATING THE WORDS
OF THE BUDDHA
A global nonprofit initiative to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern
languages and make them available to everyone.
 
Contact: info@84000.co
Websites:
 English: www.84000.co
 繁體中文網站: www.84000.co/ch
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Translate84000
Instagram: @Translate84000
Wechat: 84000佛典传译 (Wechat ID: Translate84000)
YouTube: YouTube.com/Translate84000
Vimeo: Vimeo.com/Translate84000
Twitter: @Translate84000
 
SEA TO SKY RETREAT CENTRE
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre (SSRC) was founded in 1993 on a secluded 40-acre site in
British Columbia's coastal mountain range. SSRC hosts a wide variety of programs
and gatherings, from contemplative retreats across various religious traditions to
body work and yoga trainings, as well as Siddhartha’s Intent seminars under senior
instructors appointed by Rinpoche.
 
Contact: ssrc@siddharthasintent.org
Website: http://northamerica.siddharthasintent.org/sea-to- sky-retreat- centre
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Sea-to- Sky-Retreat- Centre-230797886961477
 
PEACE VASE PROJECT
Initiated by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in 1991 to create world peace and harmony on
all levels, in all places, by planting peace vases.
 
Contact: tashi@peacevaseproject.org
Website: http://peacevaseproject.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/peacevaseproject 
Twitter: @PeaceVase
DEER PARK
Established in 2006 and located in Bir, India, Deer Park is a center for the study of
classical Indian wisdom traditions.
 
Contact: info@deerpark.in
Website: www.deerpark.in
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deerparkinstitute
Instagram: @DeerParkInstitute
 
LHOMON SOCIETY
The Lhomon Society was founded by Rinpoche in Bhutan in 2010 and formally
registered as a Civil Society Organization in 2012. Its core project is the Samdrup
Jongkhar Initiative.
 
THE SAMDRUP JONGKHAR INITIATIVE
To build resilient and self-reliant communities that exist in a spirit of
interdependence among the people and with the natural environment.
 
Contact: info@sji.bt
Website: www.sji.bt
Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Samdrup- Jongkhar-Initiative-
107928972612184
Blog: http://sjieducation.blogspot.com
 
MIDDLE WAY EDUCATION
Established in 2017 to create an integrated Buddhist education for children.
 
Contact: noa@middlewayeducation.org
Website: www.middlewayeducation.org (launching soon)
 
MIDDLE WAY SCHOOL
Contact: contact@middlewayschool.org
Website: www.middlewayschool.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/middlewayschool
Instagram: @MiddleWaySchool
 
JAMYANG KHYENPA
Rinpoche established Jamyang Khyenpa to oversee his monastic activities in Bhutan
and to promote Buddhism through study and practice in Bhutan. 
 
Contact: chozomt@gmail.com
Website: www.jamyangkhyenpa.org
RINPOCHE'S PERSONAL SITES
Facebook: www.facebook.com/djkhyentse
Website: www.khyentse.org
Instagram: @Khyentse
Twitter: @KhyentseNorbu
The best way to keep informed is to sign up for the mailings lists directly on these
sites and to follow the official social media accounts listed below. Rinpoche has also
expressed his thoughts on social media.
 
May the authentic Buddhadharma flourish and the lives of the teachers be long.