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

*If you are interested in earning academic credit for an online course, you must first be enrolled in one of our academic programs at Kathmandu University (KU). Applications to KU have to be submitted between January 1 and July 1 each year. 

For more information on these programs, please see here: 

Bachelor of Arts Program

Master’s Preparatory Program

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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