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My Experience at RYI

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One of the best decisions I ever made was joining Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI). It is indeed a great institute where one can have experience of both academic and traditional teachings from the sophisticated masters. Precious teachings from Lopens and Khenpos help surprisingly to overcome the stresses of our daily lives.

When I first came to this institute, I felt very welcomed. Warm greetings from RYI’s Staff made me feel myself very special! In fact, such warm greetings really motivates student to study sincerely. From the very first orientation, I started experiencing the great quality of education and the excitements that inspired me to make commitment to study further from BA. Moreover, Students are given the great opportunities to do pilgrimages, retreats and practice rituals which have equally importance as with the theoretical and philosophical knowledge. One even becomes blessed already under the guidance and protection of precious Ven. Guru Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. It is so fortunate that we get chance to listen to the Rinpoche’s teaching quite often.

I have always had great interest in Buddhist philosophy. Sometime, I think that I’m a born contemplator! As there is complexity of religions and cultures in our society, I had always wondered about the best way to live a meaningful life. Every religion has a own way of doing rituals and ethical views concerning the life, and having been born in Kathmandu, where people of different ethnicity live in harmony, one gets opportunity to experience all kinds of flavors of festivals from different religions. Being from the Buddhist family, I got the inspiration to study Buddhism from my parents and precious guru Gyaltse Rinpoche. 

Rinpoche especially recommended me to study in RYI to what I’m really grateful! Because, I made a great choice!

~ Pempa from Nepal

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