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As it is already tradition in Kathmandu, in November of 2015, at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, happened the 35th Annual Seminar, which’s subject was “The Path to Enlightenment”. During 12 days many activities were guided by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche. Several teachings, practices and some empowerments were held. It was a time full of joy and great interest for everyone.
The students of RYI were present in all activities and many students of the Rinpoches joined from different parts of the world, as they do every year. Some local Tibetan and Nepali practitioners also were present during the seminar and others came only to pay respect and devotion to their masters.
The institute and the Rinpoches created a real familiar and enjoyable environment. We had not only moments of practices and teachings, but also time to do any questions that could be important to us and even join lunch together sometimes when Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche invited us.
We had special schedule in RYI during the seminar and the Institute sponsored us, covering the seminar fee. This way we were able to attend the teachings and empowerments and keep some regular classes. Everything passed in a really organized and harmonic way.
These days were a great opportunity to integrate the academic approach in which we are being instructed in RYI with the realization of the masters. The masters transmitted their natural view and realization about different aspects of the path in the Tibetan Buddhism; the understanding and view that arise through their profound realization, as result of the many years of study, contemplation and meditation.
I was really moved to listen to many senior students exposing how important these teachings and practices were to them as they had the opportunity to breakthrough all the conceptual understandings. Thus, these were very precious days. Under the guidance of these realized masters we could go into more subtle aspects of the understanding and training, creating a really balanced education that is taught at the RYI.
~ Ani Choedzin from Brazil