Rangjung Yeshe Institute
Founded by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche as an institution of higher learning for those wishing to deepen their understanding of Buddhist philosophy and practice
The courses offered at Rangjung Yeshe Institute include a variety of topics in Buddhist Philosophy, History, and Cultural Studies, and in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Nepali languages. Students who are seeking a thorough education in Buddhist Philosophy and Himalayan languages may enroll in formal degree programs at BA, MA, and PhD levels or take advantage of RYI’s Certificate Course in Buddhist Studies. Several specialized non-degree courses are also available including RYI’s eight-week long summer intensives, online learning courses, and a year-long translator training program.
"Listen to the Buddha's teaching and you become pure, serene and gentle.
Contemplate and you gain confidence in liberation. Meditate and you discover your inner natural wisdom. Therefore, strive hard to listen, contemplate and meditate!"
-Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Intro to Classical Tibetan I and Classical Tibetan II
Build a strong foundation with a step-by-step approach then improve your reading skills and develop the confidence and knowledge you need to read Tibetan on your own. Interactive and For-credit courses begin on September 15, 2017 or study any time with the self-study format.
Join us in Kathmandu for the 8-week intensive language training or Buddhist Studies programs!
June 13 - August 10, 2018
37th Annual Seminar Dates Announced
November 17 - 23, 2017
Registration: November 16, 2017
Retreat: November 24 - 26, 2017
Welcome to Fall 2017 at RYI
First year orientation starts: Wednesday, August 16.
Returning students start: Wednesday, August 23.
Fall lectures begin: Monday, August 28.