The Rangjung Yeshe Institute is delighted to congratulate Ishwor Shrestha on the occasion of successfully defending his MA thesis.
“The Politics of Devotion.”
The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenne
and the External Reader was Khenpo Ngawang Jorden, Ph.D. Director of IBA in Kathmandu.
Ishwor Shrestha is from Nepal and previously completed a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Sociology at Tribhuvan University before he began his studies at RYI. Ishwor joined the Centre for Buddhist Studies at RYI in 2005 when he enrolled in the Bachelors program later graduating in 2008. Before commencing graduate studies he attended classes at Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Chauntra, India. In 2010 Ishwor enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Buddhist Studies at RYI. To financially support his studies, Ishwor worked as a library assistant and he also received the Khyentse Foundation – RYI merit-based scholarship.
Ishwor has three children and wonderfully managed to balance family and study commitments. Ishwor won the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Scholarship, and is currently engaged in the one-year study program at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, USA.
We wish him all the best for the future and are sure that we will hear more from him.