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MA students MA Thesis Sangye Yeshe Shedra Shedra Translator Training Program Tsadra Foundation

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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MA Thesis Nagi Gompa Writing

Writing the MA thesis at Nagi Gompa

This semester is my last in the MA program, so I decided to spend most of my time at Nagi, our nunnery, so that I could write in a relaxed way and hopefully digest the information more thoroughly from having few distractions.  Although I miss our shedra sangha and especially the opportunity to talk about […]

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MA students MA Thesis

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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MA Thesis Translator Training Program

Congratulations Adam Kane!

Congratulations to Adam Kane, who successfully defended his MA thesis.   The dissertation is entitled:  ‘THE WAY INSIGHT ACTUALLY ARISES: PEMA KARPO’S EXPLANATION OF THE FOUR YOGAS OF MAHĀMUDRĀ’. The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenne and the External Reader was Dr. Lara Braitstein, Associate Professor at McGill University.Adam graduated from Duke University and had been working for the Pundarika Foundation before joining […]

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MA students MA Thesis Thesis defense

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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Graduate MA Thesis

Congratulations Gwen!

Congratulations to Gwenaelle Witt-Doerring, who successfully defended her MA Thesis! “Slob dpon bson nam rste mo and his saintly death: Illuminating the 2nd Founding Father’s Position within the Sakya Tradtion.” The thesis supervisor was Dr. Karin L. Meyers and the External Reader was Khenpo Ngawang Jorden, Ph.D.Director of IBA in Kathmandu. Gwen started her Buddhist Studies career in her home […]

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Dr. Karin Meyers Graduate MA Thesis Naropa University Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes Thesis defense Tsadra Foundation

Congratulations, Anders Bjonbäck!

We are delighted to share the news that Anders successfully defended his thesis and has now graduated from the Master of Arts program in Buddhist Studies. The dissertation is entitled,  ‘The Soteriological Epistemology of The Seventh Karmapa.’   His thesis supervisor was Dr. Karin Meyers and the external reader was Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes from […]

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Alexander Yiannopoulos Boston College MA Thesis Middle Way

Congratulations, Alexander Yiannopoulos!

Congratulations  to Alexander Yiannopoulos, who successfully defended his MA Thesis! “LUMINOSITYReflexive Awareness in Ratnākaraśānti’s Pith Instructions for the Ornament of the Middle Way“. The thesis supervisor was Dr. Karin L. Meyers and the External Reader was Dr. John Makransky from Boston College, USA.  Alexander came to study at Centre for Buddhist Studies in 2005 as […]

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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. […]