Online Learning

Welcome to RYI’s Online Learning courses! Please note that these courses differ from the courses that we are currently offering online while the campus has closed due to the pandemic which consist of live classes in order to accommodate RYI students who can no longer attend campus, and are offered to anyone else who would like to participate in those courses. The online courses listed below are pre-recorded with some being facilitated by a moderator, and unlike the live online courses the classes are not scheduled at any particular time meaning you can watch them at a time that best suits you.

Online courses are offered in three formats and are now open for enrollment. Browse our course selections below and get started!


Himalayan Languages

RYI’s online courses in Himalayan languages are designed to facilitate efficient and thorough acquisition of the target language. Created for both scholars of Buddhist Studies and Buddhist practitioners alike. Read more..

Buddhist Studies

Online Buddhist Studies or Specialized Textual Studies courses focus on a specific Tibetan text. Your course will be taught by a monastic instructor (khenpo or lopon) in Tibetan and translated into English by a skilled interpreter. Read more...

eDharma Course

Tsadra Foundation in collaboration with Rangjung Yeshe Institute, introduces The Madhyāntavibhāga Course for Tablets. Advancing the combined study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.  Read more...

A limited number of the The Horst Koch Memorial Scholarship is available for interactive courses. For more information on this scholarship please click here.