“…after many years of searching for the truth and six excruciating years of penance by the banks of the Niranjana River, Siddhartha finally discovered the Middle Path and achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree…”


Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

|| Buddham Sharanam Gacchami, Dhammam Sharanam Gacchami, Sangham Sharanam Gacchami ||

The Ten Benefits of Offering Lights

One becomes like the light of the world.
One achieves clairvoyance of the pure eye as a human.
One achieves the deva's eye.
One receives the wisdom to discriminate virtue from non-virtue.
One is able to eliminate the concept of inherent existence.
One receives the illumination of wisdom.
One is reborn as a human or deva.
One receives great enjoyment and wealth.
One quickly becomes liberated.
One quickly attains enlightenment.

An initiative of Siddhartha’s Intent India, with strong and active support from Vana Foundation and Khyentse Foundation.


Siddhartha's Intent India’s core vision is to restore the non-sectarian spirit of the great university of Nalanda to its country of origin, preserving and propagating India’s profound classical wisdom traditions.

Siddhartha’s Intent Society is registered in India as an educational society that was formed in March 2006 by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse. The Society has charitable and tax exempt status and is also registered to receive foreign donations.


Vana Foundation’s vision is to revive Indian wisdom in contemporary India. It will focus on Indian wisdom, Indian farming and Indian culture through its initiatives and activities, with an aspiration to benefit all, especially India and its youth.

‘Lighting the Mahabodhi’, a first of its kind lighting project that is being designed, executed and offered to the Mahabodhi Mahavihara in Bodhgaya, Bihar, is a SII-VF landmark effort.


Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. Since 2001, the foundation has supported individuals and institutions in over 30 countries and has directly affected the lives of people around the world. Khyentse Foundation activities include training 21st century Buddhist teachers, academic development, Buddhist education for children, text preservation and translation, and more. 

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