Leadership and Development

The Dharma is transforming lives around the world as people from all walks of life discover the wisdom and compassion that define the Buddha’s teachings. There are now an estimated 500 million people studying, practicing, and seeking teachings on the Dharma. Therefore the current and next generations of Buddhist teachers, tulkus, lamas, and scholars—lay and monastic, eastern and western, male and female—have a historic opportunity to make a positive impact on society. KF is investing in helping the next generation of Buddhist leaders and teachers meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
— Jamyang Dzongsar Khyentse

Khyentse Foundation offers training for Tibetans as they prepare to teach and lead in non-Tibetan cultures. The first training was in 2011 at the Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute. Since then, trainings have been held annually.

Details, including the names of participants, at http://khyentsefoundation.org/leadership-training/

What about Tibetans already in the West? Westerners?

Vajrayana Dharma is very dear to us, yet leadership and organizational training is almost absent in Western vajrayana centers and organization. At times, it seems that there's a silent taboo against this, as if this is a form of disrespect for tradition. Did I miss something?

Regardless of the past, today, we must connect the wisdom of Vajrayana with the world We must connect the inner with the outer. In order to do this, we all need leadership skills. In fact, anyone who is alive needs leadership skills!

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