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Anniversary Bodhicaryāvatāra Boudhanath

First-year class 2008

Bodhicaryavatara class 2008 (happy people) Reunion 2013 (still happy) In September 2008 assembled a motley group of people from all around world in Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s shrine room for a welcome reception. We had all made the excellent decision to come to Nepal to do the BA in Buddhist studies here at RYI. Although we did not know […]

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MA students MA Thesis

Congratulations go out to Andreas Kilchmann!

Andreas Kilchmann has successfully defended his Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies dissertation. Big congratulations! The title of his dissertation is:  “THE INDIAN MAHĀSIDDHA TILOPA AND THE FORMATION OF THE TIBETAN KAGYU TRADITION”. His supervisor was Dr. Karin L. Meyers and the External Reader was Roger Jackson,  Professor of Asian Studies and Religion at Carleton College.Andreas Kilchmann  from Switzerland  traveled the world extensively for leisure and business  before […]

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MA Thesis Translator Training Program

Congratulations Adam Kane!

Congratulations to Adam Kane, who successfully defended his MA thesis.   The dissertation is entitled:  ‘THE WAY INSIGHT ACTUALLY ARISES: PEMA KARPO’S EXPLANATION OF THE FOUR YOGAS OF MAHĀMUDRĀ’. The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenne and the External Reader was Dr. Lara Braitstein, Associate Professor at McGill University.Adam graduated from Duke University and had been working for the Pundarika Foundation before joining […]