Projects of the Foundation

In Buddhism, the extensive development of human potential through body, speech, and mind is being aspired. These are the three levels of expression, through which the Buddha manifests himself in the world. They have numerous parallels in the Buddhist doctrine and play a special role in all Buddhist activities. The activities of the Garchen Foundation may be understood in accordance with these three aspects.

The physical aspect is represented by the places where Buddhism can be taught and practiced. The aspect of speech is represented by high lamas, who are invited to give teachings and by providing access to important Buddhist scriptures in the form of translations and publications. The aspect of mind is represented by enabling profound Buddhist practice, especially the practice of meditation in retreats.