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Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way: Part II with Professor Thomas Doctor


Professor Thomas Doctor is back for Part II of Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way, the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (MMK). This text is foundational to the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism and is considered to be the most profound exposition on the philosophy of emptiness, śūnyatā. This study will begin with Chapter Six of the text […]

International Conference on Buddhism, Creativity, and Art


We are pleased to announce that from April 28th to April 30th KU Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute will be hosting the International Conference on Buddhism, Creativity, and Art. This conference brings together scholars from around the world to explore the intersection of Buddhist philosophy, creativity, and art. Through presentations and interactive […]

Spring ’23 Symposium: “Reflections on Buddhist Tantric Poetry”


RYI has been hosting a series of international symposia on Buddhist Studies since 2002. These symposia have covered diverse topics concerning Buddhist philosophy and practice, and have featured prominent international Buddhist scholars and senior teachers from the monastic tradition. This blend of contemporary academic and traditional monastic scholarship creates a unique environment for exploring the […]

Georgetown University Visit to RYI


On March 9th, Dr. Vrajvihari Sharan, director of Dharmic life at Georgetown University, and a group of students visited RYI as part of their course “Lived Pluralisms: Lessons from Nepal.” The course examined how the categorization of world religions during the colonial 19th and 20th centuries negatively impacted Western models of pluralism, resulting in inequity […]

Deep Gratitude to the Tsadra Foundation


On Monday, a lovely ceremony took place at the RYI library. Khenpo Tsondru Sangpo presented a statue of Manjushri to Gwen, who in turn gave Khenpo la the six volumes of the Treasury of Precious Instructions, graciously provided by the Tsadra Foundation. The ceremony was attended by two of our current Tsadra scholarship students, Andrew […]

Public Lecture Series Replays


Throughout this semester, we’ve had the privilege of hosting a diverse group of exceptional guest speakers for our public lecture series, including Swosti Kayastha, Julie DuBose, Andy Karr, Arawana Hayashi, and Jerome Edou. They have delved into various subjects, such as museum curation, contemplative photography, contemplative dance, and Chan painting. You can find video and […]

Alumni Success Story: Publication by Moondil Jahan


Moondil, an MA graduate from RYI, recently wrote about her thesis topic in a book published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book explores the diverse applications of humanities and arts in health sciences. In her section (included in the chapter on Aseemkala Model), she discusses about the application of charya dance (traditional dance practices) in the context of narrative […]

Reducing Suffering During Armed Conflict: The Interface Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law 


Despite the prevalence of armed conflict in parts of the Buddhist world, few contemporary studies have addressed the ways in which Buddhism can contribute to regulating conduct of hostilities and reducing suffering during armed conflict. While there is a wealth of material on Buddhist conflict prevention and resolution, remarkably little attention has been paid to what Buddhism […]

Cremation Ceremony of Our Precious Teacher Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche


The cremation ceremony of our precious teacher, Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, will take place this Friday, February 24, 2023, at 8:00 am Nepal Time. Sangha members can join the livestream via Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery’s Facebook page or YouTube livestream at: It is also possible to attend via Zoom for those who cannot access Facebook or YouTube. You can register for the Zoom webinar […]


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