The act of generosity is a defining practice in the Buddhist tradition, and thus, RYI welcomes support from our many friends and associates around the world to help realize our vision of providing all those who are interested with access to a living Buddhist tradition. RYI creates this opportunity for the practice of generosity in order to foster the qualities of wisdom and compassion in our world.

One Time Donation

RYI Matching Scholarship Fund for Local and Ordained Students

At this special time of year, we send you warmest greetings from Boudhanath, Nepal and our best wishes for 2018. 

2017 has been a landmark year for Rangjung Yeshe Institute. The Institute moved into magnificent new classrooms and offices, completed following the 2015 earthquake, introduced a new one year Certificate course in Buddhist Studies and welcomed a record number of students (147 from 33 countries).

Perhaps our greatest success however was in attracting more local students than ever before with one in five of all new registrants coming from South Asia and the Himalayan Region. This helps to fulfill Chӧkyi Nyima Rinpoche’s specific wish that RYI accommodate all qualified candidates having a sincere interest in studying Buddhism, regardless of their country of origin or financial position. 

Importantly, earlier this month the Institute secured matching scholarship funding from the Khyentse Foundation of up to $32,550 a year for the next three years to allow 14 local and ordained students to attend classes from 2018 onwards.

A key challenge for RYI in the period ahead is therefore to raise an equal amount of scholarship funding and we are therefore connecting with all alumni, friends and supporters to ask you to consider contributing to RYI’s scholarship fund, recognizing that every dollar donated will be matched by the Khyentse Foundation up to the limit stated. No donation is too small and every dollar contributed will help make the study aspirations of some highly deserving and capable students become a reality.


Please support this worthy cause and make a real difference!

Money Transfer

Donations are tax deductible in the USA and may be transferred to the following account:

Shedrub Development Fund
A/C No: 1981066286
ABA: 211871688

Florence Savings Bank
85 Main Street
Florence, MA 01062

Please add a note to the transfer "Donation for Rangjung Yeshe Institute"


Monthly Giving

How can you help? Become a one-time or monthly donor!

Our donors are friends and alumni of the institute from all around the world. A few provide large one-time amounts; many more give smaller sums regularly. All feel a deep sense of connection to the efforts made to develop Buddhist scholarship and practice in an academic setting.

A few dollars a month may seem like a mere drop, but when many drops are collected, the whole ocean can be filled! Your one-time or monthly donation, no matter how small or great, can make a big difference.

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Planned Giving

Charitable giving is one of the most significant and lasting ways we can express our appreciation for those things that matter most to us in our life - our families, friends and loved ones, and our ideals and values. It is also one of the most practical ways we can help to support the things we find important.

Planned Giving is a term that covers all kinds of charitable gifts that may be made to an organization, like the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, through your estate, either a number of years from now or at the time of your death.

The Circle of Merit


The Circle of Merit

The Circle of Merit is a planned giving society that has been established to help ensure that the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and other activities of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche remain available to future generations.

By remembering the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in your will you can make a significant and lasting contribution to our mission of providing students with access to a living Buddhist tradition. One which fosters the qualities of wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Making a Will

In each country, there are different laws, regulations and tax rules pertaining to the drafting of a legally binding will. That is why we would recommend that you speak to your attorney or to RYI's Director of Finance directly. Should your affairs be particularly complex, we would strongly recommend that you consider taking legal advice.

Written Document

The written document that makes charitable giving clear is a will or testament which describes a gift of money or property that the individual wants to leave to a person or organization. It is also called a legacy or a bequest.


The money and property that are left after a person's death are known as the estate of the person. The will is the legal instrument that permits a person to make decisions on how his or her estate will be managed and distributed after his death, which individuals and organizations inherit all or part of his or her estate, and who will be the executor of the will, that is: who will distribute the estate to the beneficiaries.

Every Country has Different Laws

Depending on the legal system in your country, there are taxes and other duties that will be taken out of the estate before it is paid out to the beneficiary. The heir or beneficiary of a will themselves may also need to pay money out of the inheritance, and often these taxes can be very high.

Contact Us for Guidance

If you are inspired by the Rangjung Yeshe Institute - whether you have been a student, a parent of a student, or simply a friend - and would like to help support us, please consider making us a part of your estate planning. You may contact the Director of Development for further information and guidance.


RYI Endowment

In order to insure the quality and long-term sustainability of RYI's teaching programs, the institute is currently seeking to establish an Endowed Chair for Buddhist Studies.

Each year, RYI will appoint an eminent scholar to the chair who is able to both improve the quality of academic offerings and enhance the Institute's profile through excellence in teaching, publication and research. The endowment of this chair will further allow RYI to attract and maintain an expert faculty of teachers and translators and improve the institute's long term financial stability.

The sponsor of the chair, which may be an individual, organization, or corporation, stands to have a profound influence on the future of international Buddhist Studies. In recognition of this, naming rights for the chair will be awarded to the sponsor.

All donations pass through the Shedrub Development Fund - a 501c3 organization registered in the United States and are tax deductible for US citizens.

Contact Us

If you are interested in helping to establish the RYI Endowed Chair, or would like further information, please contact RYI's Director of Development.


Contact Us for Guidance

If you are inspired by the Rangjung Yeshe Institute - whether you have been a student, a parent of a student, or simply a friend - and would like to help support us, please contact the Director of Development for further information and guidance.