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Celebrating our first MA graduate this year – Sophie Pickens

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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 is a well-loved teacher and talented translator at RYI. We are very happy for her success!

Sophie will return to the States  this week, and we will greatly miss her. 

We wish you all the best, Sophie, and hope that you will be back with us soon…

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