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
NEW at RYI! Classical Tibetan II Now Available Online
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 February 13, 2017 or study any time with the self-study format.
What's New for Summer 2017?
Intermediate Sanskrit available this summer! Also our new program: Academic English & Advanced Study Methods. Apply Now!
Join us in Kathmandu for the 8-week intensive language training or Buddhist Studies programs!
June 6 - August 4, 2017
March 25 - 26, 2017
Transnational Buddhism: Philosophical, Anthropological, and Historical Perspectives
20th Anniversary of RYI
Saturday 25 March - Details TBA!