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Pandemic Patrol

One of the most interesting elements of studying at RYI is how adaptable this place is as a university. Over the past three years of studying here I’ve witnessed the school continue to grow as a university, offering more services and classes to students, and adapt to different challenges and disasters. This year, I witnessed […]

dharma environment poetry

ཕུན་ཚོགས་ལྔ་ལྡན་ལ་བསྟོད་པ་དབྱར་གྱི་ཁུ་བྱུག Praise of RYI on its five Perfections

    ༡༼གནས་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པ༽  The perfect place འདས་པའི་སངས་རྒྱས་རྣམས་ཀྱི་སྦས་གནས་ཀྱི་ཆེ་བ།། ད་ལྟའི་རྫོགས་སངས་རྒྱས་པའི་བལྟམས་ཡུལ་གྱི་ཞིང་མཆོག། བག་ཕེབས་སླེབས་པ་ཙམ་གྱིས་ངན་སྒོ་དེ་བཅད་པའི།། རང་བྱུང་ཡེ་ཤེས་སློབ་གྲྭའི་གནས་དེ་ངོ་མཚར་བ།།           The greatness of the secret place of all the past Buddhas,   the supreme realm of the birth place of the present enlightened Buddha,   just by arriving in such a peaceful place, the door to evil is closed,  the sacred place of Rangjung Yeshe Institute is amazing.        ༢ ༼འཁོར་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པ༽    The perfect retinue མཁྱེན་རྒྱ་ཆེ་ཞིང་ཡོན་ཏན་ཕུན་ཚོགས་ཀྱིས་བརྒྱན་པ།། འདི་གའི་སློབ་དཔོན་སློབ་ཕྲུག་མ་དག་པའི་སྣང་ངོར།།  དོན་ལ་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོའི་རྣམ་རོལ་དུ་མཚུངས་པའི།། མགོན་པོ་གང་གི་འཁོར་དུ་གཏོགས་པ་དེ་སྐལ་བཟང་།།    Possessed of vast knowledge, adorned with perfect qualities,   seen as a teachers and students with impure perception,   but in […]

Chinese characters Dharma

Flower of Wave, Flower of Dream

Brainstorms in our TTIP classes have been fun. Some topics that we have been discussing are that how to keep balance between “loyalty” to the original texts with the “accessibility” to the contemporary and future readers? How to play with the phenomena of language to convey something beyond language? How to use “finger” to point […]


Paying Attention Until the Light Bursts Forth (On Turning Study into Contemplative Practice)

We live in a world in which attention is a primary resource, a “pearl of great price”. It is our primary resource for the practice of dharma and for living an ethical and meaningful life. But it also has become a primary resource for toxic, extractive economical practices. Increasingly the global economy has shifted from […]