Summer Study Opportunities

The Centre for Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that the 2016 summer studies program of intensive language training and Buddhist philosophy courses for international and local students is now open for application.
The 2016 language programs offer a full immersion into Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Nepali languages. The Buddhist Studies program provides a living exposure to Buddhist philosophy and a practical introduction to the richness of personal meditation training.
All summer programs are fully accredited by Kathmandu University.
the Great Stupa of Boudhanath
Classes are held within the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery complex, just a few minutes' walk from the Great Stupa of Boudhanath in the Kathmandu Valley. Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling is one of Nepal's largest monasteries and houses more than 225 monks and lamas. The abbot of the monastery, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, is a renowned Buddhist teacher who leads seminars on meditation and Buddhist philosophy in Nepal and around the world.
The township of Boudhanath, a community with many Tibetan monasteries, has grown up around the Great Stupa which is said to house the relics of the previous Buddha, Mahakasyapa. The area is home to many revered teachers and is a pilgrimage point for many others. It is a major resettlement area for Tibetan Buddhists, and students of the Summer Studies program will have ample opportunity to learn about, and immerse themselves in, the local Nepalese and Tibetan culture.
Applications are accepted each year between October 1 - May 1. Late application is possible from May 1 until start of the program. (Note: a late application fee will apply.)
Courses subject to minimum enrollment.
Online Learning
NEW at RYI! Madhyāntavibhāga eDharma Course
Tsadra Foundation's new eDharma app offers an intuitive, attractive platform for navigation through classic texts. Available on iOS and Android!
Summer Program 2016
June 8 through August 5
Applications Now Open!
Offering courses in Colloquial Tibetan at three levels, Beginning and Intermediate Classical Tibetan, Beginners Sanskrit, Beginning and Intermediate Nepali or Buddhist Studies.
Come and study with us this summer!
Events at RYI
Registration: November 13
Seminar: November 14 - 24
Empowerment: November 25
Retreat: November 27 - 29