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Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) offers a specialized education in the field of Buddhist studies, with the focus on Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice as well as related research languages. The Institute provides the highest standards in academic scholarship and traditional Buddhist scholastic training, offering structured degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Intensive language training is offered during the summers and in the year-long oral translator training (TTP). To address the interests of a broad community of Dharma students, a variety of courses afford the opportunity of studying Buddhist philosophy and Dharma without earning academic credit. These non-credit courses are offered on campus and online.

"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


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Online Resources

Rinpoche Talk for RYI - 2022
Weekly Meditation Class ~ Day 1
Erik Pema Kunsang & Catherine Dalton - "The Practice of Buddhist Translation"

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