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
Applications for online-learning course enrollment are currently closed. The online learning website is undergoing a major refurbishment. Please check back with us again soon.
Dates Announced for Summer 2019
Join us in Kathmandu for the 8-week intensive language training or Buddhist Studies programs!
June 12 - August 9, 2019
22 August - Orientation for Fall 2018 Begins
Annual Seminar 2018 Dates Confirmed:
14 November - Registration
15 - 21 November - Seminar
23 - 25 November - Retreat