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Auspicious Circumstances

One of my favorite terms in Tibetan is རྟེན་འབྲེལ་ (pronounced “ten drel”), which in Buddhist thought is often translated as “interdependence”. In colloquial Tibetan, however, such a term signifies some manner of auspicious or fortunate circumstances, the coming together of wonderful causes and conditions. This is an appropriate term to describe my experience studying here in […]

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Fulfilling My Dream

I have now completed three years studying Buddhist Philosophy with Himalayan Languages at the Kathmandu University Center for Buddhist Studies, Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI). Fortunately everything went as I wished, I had a really enjoyable three years at RYI, and did not meet any of the problems I had worried about. I am so grateful that this program, based […]

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Thank you

My time at Rangjung Yeshe so far has been a great learning experience. Firstly, I want to express my immense gratitude to His Eminence Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, for it is due to his kindness and profound teachings that I decided to join Rangjung Yeshe. He has been nothing but warm and accommodating towards myself and […]

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Learning Tibetan at Rangjung Yeshe Institute

I have studied Tibetan language for several years before I started studying at Rangjung Yeshe in June, 2013. However, it was a struggle for me to study it in Japan because, as a working person, I didn’t have much time I can devote for studying, and there was (as long as I knew) no systematically […]