Rangjung Yeshe Institute
Founded by Chokyi 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!" -Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
As you may know due to the current Covid-19 situation in the world and recent travel restrictions, the regular on-campus Summer Program has been cancelled at RYI. However, we are pleased to announce that will offer this year’s Summer Program online. Registration for all courses is now open. As enrollment for some courses will be capped at a maximum number of students, we encourage students to register early to reserve their spot in a given course.
Please check back here for updates on this year's Annual Fall Seminar which was originally planned to take place from November 19 – November 29. If you would like to be notified directly about these updates please sign up to our newsletter by clicking here.
Online meditation classes have now finished for the spring semester. We will resume meditation classes again at the beginning of the fall semester in September.
For now upcoming guest lectures have been canceled.
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