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Aspire! Fundraising Campaign Launches

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Opening Access to a Living Buddhist Tradition “RYI envisions a world in which a wide diversity of people, interested in learning about Buddhism, has easy access to a living Buddhist tradition in order to foster the qualities of wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings.”  Will you help us to expand our vision? For 25 years, […]

Congratulations Class of 2022

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Congratulations to all of our graduates! To those who could be with us in Kathmandu and those who are in their home country, we are so proud of all your hard work. We celebrated this amazing achievement at the KU graduation ceremony where we were joined by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Prof. Dr. […]

Public Talk With Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche – Summer Program 2022

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Venerable Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche bestowed precious Dharma teachings to the summer program students of RYI, Gomde Austria summer program students, faculty and staff members, alumni, and the worldwide sangha. The event started with a heartfelt request to Rinpoche from Summer Program Manager, Daniele, to keep teaching the precious Dharma. During the teaching, Rinpoche emphasized the […]

Visit to Lumbini for Vesak

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On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti or Vesak, Buddha Shakyamuni’s birthday, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche along with monks and nuns from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery and Nagi gompa, and students, alumni and staff from RYI attended celebrations with the Prime Ministers of Nepal and India in Lumbini where Buddha was born. The Prime Ministers expressed their […]

Public Talk: Uṣṇīṣavijayā Icons

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Iconic Rituals and Ritual Icons The iconography, use, and function of Uṣṇīṣavijayā icons in Nepalese old age rituals with Professor Alexander von Rospatt Wednesday, 30th March 202219:30 NPT (Kathmandu)08:45 EST (Toronto) Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87426537699?pwd=d2NXR1dIZk1pQ0swWWh0RUJCbVA1UT09 Meeting ID: 874 2653 7699Password: 110690 Among the rich heritage of medieval forms of Tantric Buddhism and Hinduism surviving among the Newars of the Kathmandu […]

Chotrul Duchen (“Day of Miracles”)

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On the occasion of Chotrul Duchen (“Day of Miracles”) on Thursday 17th March, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, along with the rest of the Shedrub mandala made offerings to Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and the monastery. Dear most precious Rinpoche,  On this auspicious occasion of these special days of the first Tibetan month and the profound Tsekar Drubchen, your students from […]

Plans to Re-Open Campus in Fall 2022

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Dear Friends, After much consideration, we have decided to re-open the campus for classes in the Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023. Many students have expressed the desire to be back in the community in Boudha and so we are happy to be able to offer our normal range of courses for the: BA […]

Public Talk: Newar Buddhist Literature

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Punarvār śrībhagavānaṃ ājñādayakābijyāta:Story, translation, print, and the making of modern Newar Buddhist literature Dr. Christoph Emmrich In 1914, the Kathmandu priest and public raconteur Niṣṭhānanda Vajrācārya published a life of the Buddha. He had compiled it from various sources transmitted as part of the Newar literary heritage in Sanskrit for centuries, rendering it into a […]

Message from our Principal

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Dear Friends & Alumni,  On the occasion of the announcement that the Summer Intensives Program will be held live online again in 2022, I wanted to address the factors that are going into these decisions.   With each new semester, during the Covid pandemic, we are faced with a choice to re-open our on-campus programming or […]

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