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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 […]

Alumni Success Story: Publication by Professor Julia Stenzel and TTIP student Claudia Fregiehn


Dear friends, Rangjung Yeshe Institute’s Professor Julia Stenzel and TTIP student Claudia Fregiehn contributed a translation to the publication of Words of a Gentle Sage: Collected Teachings of Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, Volume II. This book contains several teachings by the late Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, an eminent master of the Sakya School and founder of the […]

Weekly Meditation w/ Lopon Drubgyu Tenzin


We are delighted to announce our weekly meditation class for the Spring semester will begin this Friday, Jan 27, 2023. You can access the meditation class online via Zoom. The meditation class is open to everyone and there are no fees. We look forward to seeing you there! Dates: Jan 27 – Apr 21, 2023 […]



2023 Rangjung Yeshe Institute Buddhist Studies Conference on Buddhism, Creativity & ArtApril 28 – May 1, 2023Rangjung Yeshe Institute Boudha, NepalDeadline for proposal submissions: February 15, 2023 Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) willhold a conference on Buddhism, Creativity & Art. With this conference, we wish to explorethe relationship between […]

Public Lecture: Deities of Nepal


Join us on Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 pm NPT for a special lecture with Swosti R. Kayastha. Meeting details below. zoom link:… ID: 882 2789 4652 Passcode: 703594


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