Online Learning

Welcome to RYI’s self-paced Online Learning courses! Please note that these courses differ from the live online courses that we are currently offering online while the campus has closed due to the pandemic.

The Asynchronous Online Learning courses are pre-recorded which means the student can decide on their own schedule. The Asynchronous Online Learning courses offer varying levels of interaction, the formats you can choose from are Self-Study, Interactive and For-credit. For more about the formats please click here for the FAQs. 

Online Learning courses are now open for enrollment. Browse our course selections below and get started!

Himalayan Languages

Our online language courses are designed to facilitate efficient and thorough acquisition of the target language. We currently offer The Tibetan Alphabet and Classical Tibetan I and II Read more..

Buddhist Studies

Our online Buddhist Studies courses focus on a specific text and are taught by monastic faculty in Tibetan and translated into English by a skilled interpreter. We are currently offering courses on The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryāvatāra) and Root Verses of the Middle Way (Mūlamadhyamakakārikā).  Read more…

eDharma Course

This online course is offered in collaboration with Tsadra Foundation. We are currently offering the text, The Madhyāntavibhāga Course for Tablets.   Read more…

A limited number of the The Horst Koch Memorial Scholarship is available for interactive courses. For more information on this scholarship please click here.

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Summer 2022

Classical Tibetan,
Colloquial Tibetan,
Sanskrit,
Nepali and
Buddhist Studies

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