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The Guest Lecture

Rangjung Yeshe Institute is a great place as well as rich in providing various means and methods for learning Buddhism. It conducts programs such as Chod practice, meditation practice, holds seminars and conduct teachings and empowerment from Rinpoches. Among all the programs, this semester the guest lecture classes were really wonderful and encouraging.  All the […]

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One Month Ngondro Retreat at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling

During December, Kathmandu is cold. Especially in the early morning and the late evening, it is cold outside as well as inside. Most of Nepali houses lack heating system and running hot water, which means that wearing many layers of cloths, patching one’s body with hot water bottles and drinking hot chia are the common […]

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Culture and Changing Times

One day I was returning with two full buckets of water in my hands.  I heard someone call my name. As I looked sideway, I saw an old woman, far elder than I have ever seen. With keen eyes, she gestured me to come up. Then only did I recognize that she was my grandmother. […]

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Solitude

After contemplating for several months, I have decided to write about the utter simplicity of solitude. Recently, in our Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra class, we studied about the physical and mental solitude. One of the key components of my experience of solitude is to allow oneself to heal. Thích Nhất Hạnh, in his book called Silence, indicated that […]

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Method of Studies at RYI

Method of Studies at RYI                 Being a student in RYI, I gain various knowledge and learning experiences. RYI offers various courses, such as languages, Buddhist Studies, and textual Buddhist treatises, from both traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings and modern academic perspective. The combination of two perspectives enables me to acquire both academic knowledge and practical […]