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Combining Devotion and Research

An important feature of the Rangjung Yeshe Institute’s environment is the perfect combination of traditional monastic studies and contemplation with a high level of academic approach of studies and research. Among the teachers and students in RYI we have several good examples that it is genuinely possible to settle and to follow the spiritual path […]

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Winter Excavation

                                                                In the last winter break I went to Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha for about ten days of semi retreat. There, I’ve decided […]

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One of the best things of studying in Nepal is definitively the amount of holy sites which can be visited. As I had visitors coming to Nepal this summer, it was a great chance to visit again many of these sites, such as Swayambunath, Namo Buddha or Pharping. We also went to Lumbini, where I […]