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
RYI’s Executive Committee and Special Committee on Covid-19, in consultation with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, have decided that the RYI Summer Program will not go ahead as planned this year. Naturally, this decision is tremendously disappointing for all those due to participate in the 2020 Summer Program. However, there may be some Summer Program courses offered online, the details of which are yet to be finalized. For updates, please check the website or you can sign up to our newsletter if you would like to receive a notification about any updates. The good news is that the Program is planned to go ahead for Summer 2021. Furthermore, you can study with RYI over the summer or, indeed, at any time, from the comfort of your own home with our online courses. To find out more about the Institute’s range of online learning courses please click here.
At present this year's fall seminar and retreat are planned to take place from November 19 – November 29. If there are any changes due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will update them here on the website. If you would like a notification of any updates please sign up to the newsletter.
For more information on the seminar please click here.
We are happy to announce that we will be resuming our weekly meditation class which will now be online! Lopon Konchog Gyaltsen will continue to guide our practice and sit virtually with us. Those of you who are interested in joining the classes, please fill in the request to join form here and we will send you a link to join.
For now upcoming guest lectures have been canceled.
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