These courses provide access to a moderator who is available for weekly online office hours. Interactive courses can be taken on a for-credit* or non-credit basis. The courses comprise of pre-recorded lectures, accessible through Moodle, an open-source e-learning platform. To enhance your comprehension, there are periodic quizzes and assignments. For-credit students are required to complete all course assignments. Course moderators will be available from September 18, 2023 – March 17, 2024.

Learn more about each course here:

Classical Tibetan (I & II)

The Way of the Bodhisattva, Bodhicaryāvatāra

Root Verses on the Middle Way, the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

This registration is for the not-for-credit format only. To register in the for-credit format, apply through the admissions page, “RYI Study Online through Moodle – For Credit Format” (, or through the portal (for KU students at RYI). 

RYI students who are already enrolled in a for-credit program at Kathmandu University and would like to receive credit for a for-credit Moodle course within that program should register for the course through their RYI portal account. 


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