In light of the current situation around the world and in Nepal, and in order to ensure the best possible conditions for students and staff to remain safe and healthy, RYI will offer all of its fall 2020 classes online.
More details regarding the fall semester will be provided in the next few weeks as we determine the modalities for online learning.
We would like to thank all of you for your understanding and wish everyone a healthy and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you all online in the fall, and hope to be able to reconvene classes in person in Boudha when the situation allows it.
Registration is now open for fall semester programs, you can register by hitting the "Apply Now" button below.
RYI offers two MA programs in related fields: a Buddhist Studies MA and an MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation and Philology. Both MAs are two-year, four-semester programs that require 60 credits for graduation. The first three semesters of each MA are spent doing the relevant course work with the fourth semester dedicated to writing the dissertation. The MA in Buddhist Studies focuses on Buddhist philosophy and doctrine, historical and cultural contextualization, research methods, and developing students’ ability to do original research in the field. The MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation and Philology focuses on translating Buddhist texts into English, largely from Tibetan (with a recognition of the Tibetan canon’s reliance on Sanskrit Buddhist texts). Course work focuses on translation, translation methods, philology, historical and cultural contextualization, and developing the student’s ability to produce a properly contextualized and annotated translation.
Master of Arts (MA) in Buddhist Studies
The MA program is a 2-year (4 semester / 60 credit) program that combines graduate-level seminars with extensive research in primary source literature and languages. The program provides students with the methods and skills required for mature academic research, and develops their abilities to undertake independent research projects within the field of Buddhist Studies. Read more...
Master of Arts (MA) in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology
The MA program is a 2-year (4 semester/60 credit) program that combines graduate-level philosophy and translation seminars in which students work with primary source literature and the languages of the Buddhist tradition. The aim of the program is to introduce students to the methods and skills involved in translation, textual interpretation, and philology and to develop their ability to undertake independent translation projects and translation research within the field of Buddhist Studies. During the first year of the program each student is assigned a Thesis Supervisor who works with the student to help select and define a thesis project, generally consisting of an annotated translation with introduction. Read more...