Summer Intensive Program
Live Online 8 Week Course from June 8 – August 4, 2022
Rangjung Yeshe Institute’s Centre for Buddhist Studies is pleased to offer our 19th Annual Summer Intensive Program in 2022 Live Online, so students can join from anywhere around the globe. This program is for students who are looking for rigorous language immersions and Buddhist studies programs.
Students will complete the equivalent of two academic semesters of a course in the span of eight weeks. Courses will run Monday through Friday for 3-4 hours per day. Students will also have access to weekly meditation classes and online resources to help them to immerse themselves in their studies and connect with their colleagues and instructors.
The level of intensity of the Summer Program is high, however, students who successfully complete the summer courses will leave with a high degree of proficiency in the language studied, and a solid introductions to the fundamentals of the Buddhist tradition.
See course for application deadline
Application late fees will be waived until May 23, 2022
“It is like a dream. I am sitting in my kitchen at home in front of my computer waiting for my first class to start. I can’t believe it. How can I be so lucky that I am able to study Tibetan with highly qualified teachers, together with inspiring people from all around the world, from my own kitchen?” See more on our student blog
- June 8 Online Orientation
- June 13 Classes begin
- July 8-11 Midterm break
- August 4 Final exams
The Summer courses are accredited by Kathmandu University(KU). Credits earned from the Summer courses are recognized by other universities, at their discretion. Credits earned from the Summer courses are only accepted towards a KU degree if the student is already enrolled with KU. For a list of affiliate universities see this page.
Students are also welcome to participate in the courses on a no credit basis.
- A good command of spoken and written English as the university level. Non-native speakers must submit proof of sufficiency in the form of TOEFL/IELTS or personal references.
- Completion of high school level studies or equivalent
- Students applying for intermediate and advanced language courses must present documentation of prior studies at a university or from a similarly recognized program. E.g. students applying for Intermediate Tibetan must show proof of having studied Beginning Tibetan.
In order to provide increased access, RYI offers a special fee scale for local Nepali students and students from SAARC countries. All other students are grouped into the “International” category. Please see the links in under the “Tuition Fee List” in the sidebar to the right.
The language programs offer an immersive learning environment for the Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Nepali language. The Buddhist Studies program provides a practical introduction to the richness of personal meditation training as well as an introduction to Buddhist philosophy and history.
Summer Buddhist Studies
This online course is a full immersion into the theory and practice of Buddhism. Students are introduced to both classical and modern Buddhist scholarship and meditation training. In this way, the course offers students first-hand experience of many key aspects of Buddhist training which are otherwise rarely accessible to lay students. Read more…
Summer Colloquial Tibetan Course
The online colloquial Tibetan summer program is offered at three levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Completing the equivalent of two semester’s worth of coursework over the span of 8 weeks, students are well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency of Tibetan in both its written and spoken forms. Read more…
Summer Classical Tibetan Course
The online Classical Tibetan summer program is offered at three levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Completing the equivalent of two semester’s worth of coursework over the span of 8 weeks, students are well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in Classical Tibetan. Read more...
Summer Sanskrit Course
The online Sanskrit summer program is offered at three levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. The program includes Master classes focusing on grammar according to Western pedagogical methods supplemented by Traditional Sanskrit classes which include study of Devanagari as well as recitation and chanting. Read more…
Summer Nepali Course
The online Nepali summer program is offered at the Beginning level for students with no prior formal study of Nepali. The course features classroom lectures, drill sessions, and daily individual practice sessions with native Nepali speakers. Read more…