Summer Sanskrit Language Study

Summer Program 2021

Rangjung Yeshe Institute is pleased to announce the 18th summer studies online program featuring intensive language training and Buddhist philosophy. Due to global travel restrictions RYI will offer the Summer Program online for the second year running

Orientation sessions start from 9 June 2021, and classes run from 14 June to 5 August 2021 (eight weeks).

The level of intensity of the Summer Program is high. However, students who successfully complete the summer courses will be well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in the language studied. The eight week Summer Program language courses are comparable to two semesters of study for the same course studied as part of the undergraduate program at RYI.

All summer programs are fully accredited by Kathmandu University.

The Summer Program will be offered at a 25% discount to help those who may be struggling financially due to the global situation. You will find the price list for the Summer Program courses linked on the right hand side of this page (at the end of the page if you are on mobile) under the heading "Fees for Online Summer Program." If you have the means and would like to make a donation to RYI to support the running costs of all our programs and to keep prices affordable for all our students, you can do so by clicking here.  

 

Summer Sanskrit Course

The Sanskrit summer program is offered at the beginning and intermediate levels. The level of intensity of the courses is high and students are expected to invest considerable time and effort in order to meet class requirements and academic expectations. Students who successfully complete the courses will be well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in Sanskrit.

Beginning Sanskrit

This intensive Sanskrit course is designed for beginning students with no prior knowledge of Sanskrit. The program provides a thorough grounding in the basics of Sanskrit, including a complete introduction to Sanskrit grammar. The course provides a strong foundation for the reading of Buddhist Sanskrit literature.

Grammatical explanations will primarily employ indigenous categories and concepts so that students become immediately familiar with the type of analysis found in the Buddhist commentarial literature. The course will also present grammar classes in such a way that lessons may be directly applied to samples of Buddhist Sanskrit literature. Students are lead through the texts in a detailed and gradual manner so that even complete beginners will be able to access their meaning while building a basic vocabulary and gaining familiarity with the intricacies of Sanskrit grammar. 

Syllabi will be available here soon.

Intermediate Sanskrit

This intensive Sanskrit course is offered for intermediate-level students with two semesters of prior study of Sanskrit. The course assumes a thorough grounding in the basics of Sanskrit grammar, including experience with reading Buddhist Sanskrit literature, and is designed to increase students' reading proficiency in Sanskrit. Students prepare translations of assigned Sanskrit texts for discussion during class time, and during the course students read from a variety of genres. The course also helps students develop familiarity with online resources for the translation of Sanskrit.

Syllabi will be available here soon.

Advanced Sanskrit

RYI will soon confirm if these course will be part of the Summer Program.

Admission Criteria

All applications for the Sanskrit programs are subject to approval by the Centre for Buddhist Studies.

For more information, please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Admissions Process for the summer program.

Accreditation

The Beginning Sanskrit course is accredited at the Centre for Buddhist Studies for Sanskrit I and Sanskrit II (6 credits total).

The Intermediate Sanskrit course is accredited at the Centre for Buddhist Studies for Sanskrit III and Sanskrit IV (6 credits total).

Fee Request

You will find the price list for the Summer Program courses linked on the right hand side of this page (at the end of the page if you are on mobile) under the heading "Fees for Online Summer Program."