RYI Alumni Community

Our students and alumni are precious to us. Without you, there would be no RYI! And, you serve as an inspiration to future students. Please stay in touch with us. We want to know where your path from RYI has led you. 

Stay in touch!

  • Join the Alumni newsletter
    Receive the biannual RYI Alumni Newsletters as well as other alumni news, such as notifications about alumni gatherings, alumni events with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, job opportunities, and alumni projects (translation, further language training, etc).

Send us your updates

Have you moved or changed email addresses? Did you get into a Ph.D. program or get a new research or translator position? We’d like to know! Contact us at student.services@ryi.org

Contribute to our Alumni Newsletter

Would you like to write a piece for our Alumni newsletter? Contact us at student.services@ryi.org. We would love to receive your submission. 

Become an Alumni Mentor

RYI’s alumni mentor program seeks to pair alumni with potential and incoming students to ease the transition to Nepal and the programs at RYI. Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Contact us at student.services@ryi.org for more information about the program. 

Alumni Discounts

RYI offers a 50% tuition reduction for one asynchronous online course per year which is offered to any alumnus/a who has studied at least two semesters or one full summer intensive course on campus with us, but who is not currently in a program on campus, and anyone who has completed an asynchronous course online for credit. Please contact us to register for your class. 

Request a statement of academic record

Students can download an unofficial transcript of academic records directly from the RYI student portal at any time. 

Official transcripts of academic records may be requested through this form. Payment is submitted through Paypal.

If you need academic letters of reference for applying to graduate school, we are happy to help you reach out to former professors. Contact us for assistance. 

Come Back to Visit Nepal!

  • Take a Course at RYI
  • Volunteer at the Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen, the monastery’s social work organization. Follow them on Facebook
  • Attend Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Annual Seminar in November 
  • Do a practice retreat

Support with prayer and puja requests

As a service to the public, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery offers their website Monlam for prayer and special puja requests. Often, unless you know which particular puja or prayer ceremony to sponsor, a request is made to Rinpoche and he will recommend which is most appropriate. If you need help with this request, you can contact us.


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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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