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Congratulations Cyntia!

Congratulations to Cyntia Font Zorrilla, who successfully defended her MA thesis. The dissertation is entitled:  A Treasure Revealer’s Inner Life A Study and Translation of Lochen Dharmaśrī’s “Inner” Biography of Chögyal Rigdzin Terdak Lingpa The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenne and the External Reader was Dr. Abraham Zablocki, Agnes Scott College, USA. Before coming to study in RYI’s Translator Training Program, […]

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And….another MA graduate!

Congratulations to Anna Zilman! Anna successfully defended her thesis:   ‘Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the Nonsectarian Movement: A Critical Look at Representations of 19th Century Tibetan Buddhism’. The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenneand the External Reader was Prof. Dr. Dorji Wangchuk from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Anna, from Russia came in 2007 to the Rangjung Yeshe Institute to study Tibetan Language. […]

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Congratulations go out to Andreas Kilchmann!

Andreas Kilchmann has successfully defended his Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies dissertation. Big congratulations! The title of his dissertation is:  “THE INDIAN MAHĀSIDDHA TILOPA AND THE FORMATION OF THE TIBETAN KAGYU TRADITION”. His supervisor was Dr. Karin L. Meyers and the External Reader was Roger Jackson,  Professor of Asian Studies and Religion at Carleton College.Andreas Kilchmann  from Switzerland  traveled the world extensively for leisure and business  before […]

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Congratulations Ishwor Shrestha!

The Rangjung Yeshe Institute is delighted to congratulate Ishwor Shrestha on the occasion of successfully defending his MA thesis. “The Politics of Devotion.”The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenneand the External Reader was Khenpo Ngawang Jorden, Ph.D. Director of IBA in Kathmandu. Ishwor Shrestha is from Nepal and previously completed a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Sociology at Tribhuvan University before he began his studies at RYI. Ishwor joined the […]

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Congratulations to Gerd Klintschar – MA graduate!

Congratulations to Gerd Klintschar, who successfully defended his MA Thesis in May and now also had his final version of the thesis approved! The dissertation is entitled,’The Arhat Peak and its Position on the Tibetan Madhyamaka Plateau On the Question of Realization of Śrāvakas and Pratyekabuddhas in Tibetan Buddhism.’ The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenne […]

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Another MA graduate, Congratulations, Zim!

John Pickens who we all know as ‘Zim’, successfully defended on Friday his Master of Arts thesis. Zim’s dissertation title is:  I Remember Seeing Blue: Reflexive Awareness and Memory in Dignāga Pramāṇasamuccaya. Zim’s dissertation supervisor was Karin Meyers (PhD, University of Chicago), and the external examiner was John Dunne (PhD, Harvard University).Zim joined RYI in 2009. […]

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Celebrating our first MA graduate this year – Sophie Pickens

Congratulations Sophie!Today Sophie Pickens successfully defended her Master of Arts thesis at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute. Her thesis is titled:  Divine Blue Water: The Contamination Purifying Smoke Offering by the Great Master Padmasambhava.   Sophie’s dissertation supervisor was Dr. Karin Meyers (PhD, University of Chicago), and the external examiner was Dr. Abraham Zablocki (PhD, Cornell University). Sophie […]

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Congratulations to Joyadip (Dhammadipa)!

Congratulations go out to Joyadip (Dhammadipa), who successfully defended his Master of Arts Thesis! “A Study of the Vijñaptimātra Doctrine of Vasubandhu and Dharmapāla in the Context of Critiques Found in Candrakīrti’s Madhyamakāvatāra”. The thesis supervisor was Thomas H. Doctor and the External Reader was Dr. Douglas S.Duckworth from East Tennessee State University, USA.  Joyadip […]

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Congratulations to Ryan Conlon

Congratulations to Ryan Conlon (Lungtok Rabsel) for passing his Master of Arts (MA) thesis defense! The title of his thesis is: ‘Waves on the Ocean: Tracing the fault-lines of ontological commitments in the Madhyamaka conventional truth.’ The thesis supervisor was Dr. Thomas H. Doctor and the External Reader was Dr. Douglas Duckworth.  Ryan Conlon from Canada […]

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Well done Leo!

Congratulations to Leonard Brouwer, who successfully defended his Master of Arts Thesis on Friday, July 22. Leo’s Dissertation Titel is: ‘The Bodhicaryāvatāra-ṬippaṇīA Study and Edition of a Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra’. The Dissertation Supervisor was Dr. David V. Fiordalis and the external Examiner was Dr. Harunaga Isaacson from University of Hamburg, Germany.  What are your […]