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Plans to Re-Open Campus in Fall 2022


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


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


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 […]

Summer Program Goes Live Online in 2022


We are pleased to announce that we will be offering our 19th Annual Summer Intensive Program Live Online again this year.

Weekly Meditation Begins Friday, February 11th: Šamatha


Join us for weekly meditation and guidance on cultivating a stable mind with Šamatha practice. Khenpo Gyaltsen will guide our practice and sit together with us. During the one-hour long sessions we will alternate between receiving instructions on the stages of śamatha and applying them in practice. There are no prerequisites and you are welcome […]

Prime Minister’s visit to RYI


The Prime Minister of Nepal, the Right Honourable Sher Bahadur Deuba, recently visited Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI). He was accompanied by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, along with Khenpo Gyaltsen, who explained the work of RYI and showed the Prime Minister around the premises of RYI, including the library.

Anniversary of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche


Dear friends, On the anniversary of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche passing into parinirvana, a three day Ngakso puja will be held at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in early January.

Kathmandu University’s annual “KU Day”


Kathmandu University’s annual “KU Day” was held on Saturday 11th December 2021. KU Day celebrated 30 years since the university was founded, and paid tribute to past and present faculty and staff. The vice chancellor, Dr Bhola Thapa, lead the tributes, and RYI representatives attended.

Researching a Nunnery in Boudha


In our class on the history of Buddhism we started a project to conduct research in groups of two students on the many monasteries that surround us in Boudha. My friend Tia and me chose Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s nunnery Tek Chok Ling. One of the unique features of this nunnery are the different dances that the nuns perform. […]

New partnership with the Center for the Study of Apparent Selves


Artificial Intelligence and Buddhism. Center of the Study of Apparent Selves We are happy to announce Rangjung Yeshe Institute has agreed to host the Center for the Study of Apparent Selves, which is conducting a research project funded by the Templeton Foundation through Rangjung Yeshe Institute Foundation. The Centre for the Study of Apparent Selves will explore Buddhist […]

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