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Bodhisattva

Three Years in Rangjung Yeshe Institute

The sun, the moon, a lamp, a lightning flash – They may illuminate, but they hardly clear away the inner murk. This Bodhichitta is extolled by the holy as completely Extirpating the darkness of living beings. – Khunu Rinpoche      It feels like only yesterday when I enrolled myself for the BA program at RYI […]

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Buddhism in action

“Waking up from slumber”

I. “Patience means to gladly undertake and bear difficult tasks without being upset by anything whatsoever. It can be divided into three: the patience of not taking offence at harm-doers, the patience of gladly undertaking difficulties, such as accepting hardship for the sake of the Dharma, and the patience of being unafraid of the deep […]

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grateful gratitude

It is like a dream

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, […]

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Pictures From Kathmandu

Hi everyone,   In this blog, I have compiled pictures from different places in Kathmandu. To all my friends from RYI who must be missing Kathmandu, I hope these pictures gives you a sense of solace at this difficult time of pandemic and online learning.   Most of these pictures are from my instagram which I took […]

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Compassion

A life changing experience

Have you ever had an event or experience that has changed your life?  Life passes down great experiences to all of us. Sometimes these experiences go much more than just  memory, they go into teachings. By living through these experiences, we gain a great amount of   wisdom.   There are many different experiences in life that have […]

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The Online Experience with Rangjung Yeshe Institute

So it seems spring semester 2022 will also be online.  This decision was recently made public, and now would be an opportune time for me to write about how grateful I am to Rangjung Yeshe Institute for the way they handled the coronavirus pandemic.  This transition to online classes started off abruptly for me.  I […]

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Guru Rinpoche

Padmasambhava and Tso-Pema Lake

I’m in my final semester of study at RYI and the last (and perhaps most daunting) challenge I have left is to complete my master’s dissertation. It was during research for my thesis that I, one silent night, came across this lovely story involving Padmasambhava before he left for Tibet to introduce Vajrayana to the […]

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experience in Nepal

Coming back to Argentina and studying remotely

By the end of last semester, I decided it was time for me to spend some time back in Argentina. I love Nepal and I was very happy there, but with the holiday season coming up, I wanted to be with mi family for a little bit. Also, it made sense to do it while […]

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Tibetan language Translator Training Program

Is it possible to do the Translator Training Program with only 1 year of prior Tibetan studies?

Can one really do RYI’s intensive Translator Training Program (TTP) with only one year of prior Tibetan language learning? In short, yes. But is it advisable? Probably not.  This kitty reminds me of my own face in the TTP translation class. In this very precious class, a lopon gave lectures on a wide range of […]

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Madhyamika

My Two Borrowed Pennies

During the Fall semester of 2021, for the Khenpo class on Candrakīrti’s Madhyamakāvatāra, we were tasked with making a group presentation on a topic of our choice. So, I asked Dominic whether he would be interested in exploring the topic that I have long wanted to explore – how to apply Madhyamaka in day-to-day life.   If I now try to recall the reason behind why this topic […]