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Khenpo Lopon Philosophy Study study Buddhism

My Experience at RYI

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 […]

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Abhidharma Himalaya Khenpo Philosophy Silence

Silent teachers

Goethe once wrote:  “Mountains are silent teachers that make taciturn students.”  I really like this sentence, because it’s so true. Mountains have something fascinating about them, and I heard so many people say that it is almost impossible to not start thinking when you see those majestic, beautiful things. That mountains seem to be floating […]

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Abhidharma Khenpo Mipham Rinpoche Philosophy

The Khenpo Classes

Among the philosophy classes at Rangjung Yeshe, I often like the Khenpo classes the most, and this year I have the opportunity to attend two of them. With these classes one gets to understand well the traditional perspective of the various topics of Buddhist philosophy, which can be not only very meaningful in themselves, but […]

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Chandrakirti Khenpo Madhyamika Monastic Shedra Tsadra Foundation

Studying with the monks

In 2008 I arrived in Boudhanath to take a break from my job and to study a little bit of Buddhist philosophy. Now, I am still here and am privileged to study – kindly supported by the Tsadra foundation – in the monks’ shedra.  At the moment we are studying Chandrakirti’s  Madhyamakavatara bhashya.        From […]

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Buddha-nature Khenpo Pure Perception Uttaratantra

Buddha-Nature and Pure Perception

Many of us these days study the Uttaratantra with Khenpo Urgyen Tenpel. As everyone probably knows, this text explains Buddha-nature. It seems very important to study this topic in order to understand what pure perception means – the concept crucial for the Vajrayana Buddhism. We often hear that Vajrayana view is seeing everyone and everything as […]

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Bachelor in Buddhist Studies Khenpo Lopon Philosophy Shedra Study

Inner sciences of eastern spirituality

Lopon Tokpa Tulku and Translator during Philosophy class at RYI Once upon a time I was listening to an extraordinary human being, an embodiment of wisdom, the master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche who gave a lecture to Khenpos, Lopons and venerable monks of his monastic university Dzongsar Shedra, in India. Rinpoche started his talk by sharing […]