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Purple Flowers

Learning, exam, exam, essay, exam….Done! The last weeks of a study semester at Rangjung Yeshe are – probably like at most universities, full of effort, eagerness and emotion. Like walking the last stretch of a steep mountain slope, there are pain and excitement mixed with fear, while just following each step with a sense of […]

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A Book

As a reader there are innumerable books to get yourself immersed into. Books can bring us everything, namely; wealth, power, merriment, grief, humility, desire, wisdom, ultimate bliss, as well as hell, and so forth. Yet, without reading books no one improves or reaches merriment or blissful states. As human beings we are by nature supposed […]

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The Creator of All that is Being Gone Through?

From when our friendship begun, he gives no clue, and even I know not whence this beginningless started its voyage. But, I am curious to know how all this began, because I have already started to look for cessation. When all I have is that friendship alone as a support, I wonder if this search is meaningful. However, […]

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Life

Homage to Three Jewels May all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas live long until all sentient beings reach perfect enlightenment    LIFE The battle for life is a spiritual one. We should be committed to saying a prayer daily for human life The enormity of death is felt by people when they lose someone close to them […]

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Rangjung Yeshe is Without Walls

I have spent most of my adult life in an American university, first as an undergraduate student, then as a graduate student, then a post-doctoral fellow, and finally, a professor. Last year, fulfilling a heart-felt wish, I became a full-time student at Rangjung Yeshe Institute. Despite being a degree-granting institution, a part of Kathmandu University, RYI has revealed itself, […]