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Madhyamika Shedra

Studying Madhyamika

Ani Sangye and Lopon  Chodrup In Spring 2012 we continued studying Introduction to the Middle Way and The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, with our lopons, who are excellent at relating these classic texts to our experience as modern Buddhists.  Chandrakirti says,  “Of Buddhahood’s abundant crop, compassion is the seed/ It is like moisture, bringing increase […]

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Dr. John Dunne Dr. Karin Meyers Graduate MA students MA Thesis

Another MA graduate, Congratulations, Zim!

John Pickens who we all know as ‘Zim’, successfully defended on Friday his Master of Arts thesis. Zim’s dissertation title is:  I Remember Seeing Blue: Reflexive Awareness and Memory in Dignāga Pramāṇasamuccaya. Zim’s dissertation supervisor was Karin Meyers (PhD, University of Chicago), and the external examiner was John Dunne (PhD, Harvard University).Zim joined RYI in 2009. […]

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Dr. Abraham Zablocki Dr. Karin Meyers Graduate MA students MA Thesis

Celebrating our first MA graduate this year – Sophie Pickens

Congratulations Sophie!Today Sophie Pickens successfully defended her Master of Arts thesis at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute. Her thesis is titled:  Divine Blue Water: The Contamination Purifying Smoke Offering by the Great Master Padmasambhava.   Sophie’s dissertation supervisor was Dr. Karin Meyers (PhD, University of Chicago), and the external examiner was Dr. Abraham Zablocki (PhD, Cornell University). Sophie […]

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Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche Impermanence

The Passing Away of Holy Beings

Having realized thatness, the nature of the dharmadhatu, just as it is, those of understanding are released from birth,sickness, aging, and death.Though free from the destitution of birth and so on, they demonstrate these,since by their insight they have given rise to compassion for beings.                        […]