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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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Boudhanath Lopon Studentlife

Fresh Wind of Motivation

With the recently ended fall semester in the back and the new semester in front, I feel a fresh wind of motivation blowing through my entire body and mind. It seems that this opportunity of study, leads me and my fellow students along a journey of unpredictable and spontaneously unfolding landscapes. Outwardly, in my meetings […]

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Lopon Philosophy Shedra Studentlife Study

A Short Interview with Lopön Urgyen Tenpel

Lopön Urgyen Tenpel studied for 10 years in the Sangye Yeshe Shedra at Ka Nying Shedrup Ling and is now one of the philosophy teachers at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute. This year he is teaching the Uttaratantra Shastra (Eng. Sublime Continuum) according to the commentary of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye. The following is a short […]

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Lopon Shedra Studentlife Study

My Favorite Class

My favorite class at the  Rangjung Yeshe Institute was the philosophy class, which was very interesting. I experienced as I was in nirvana at that moment while listening to the Lopon. I compared every teaching with my own life, certain facts just matched with my own life. I was very lucky that I got an […]

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Lopon Study Translator Training Program

Our Monastic Teachers

Looking back at my almost five years at the Shedra, my overall impression is that it has been quite enjoyable: there is a warm atmosphere, deep emergence in Tibetan culture and language, interesting people from all over the world and so forth. This time I want to write about our Tibetan monastic teachers, simply referred […]

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Chandrakirti Lopon Madhyamika Middle Way Tokpa Tulku

Live to Love

Another year is gone. Do I really learn the Dharma? Am I more compassionate, kinder, more open hearted? While in daily classes of one of our texts “Entering the Middle Way” by the great master Chandrakirti, our teacher Lopon Tokpa Tulku, constantly reminded us every beginning of class about our motivation, an aspiration of directing […]

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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 […]