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Introducing Pāli and Buddhist Literary Chinese

Since RYI will conduct Pāli and Buddhist Literary Chinese in the coming Summer Program, I am happy to introduce these languages here, which I have studied before. In my opinion, the most difficult language to study is Chinese since there is no alphabet in Chinese characters. In other words, to read Chinese, we need to […]

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First Summer Program at RYI

            After three years of intense study at Rangjung Yeshe’s BA program, I leaped into the Translation Training Program (TTP) – a twelve-month intensive course that trains for the capacity to orally interpret basic Buddhist teachings from Tibetan to English. The TTP adventure begins with the Summer Program – a highly […]

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Namo Buddha Sanskrit Summer Program

Learning More Than Just Sanskrit

My classmates and teachers during the summer I had the wish to learn Sanskrit since quite a long time. With the help of a generous sponsor and much needed motivation, I was finally able to join Beginning Sanskrit Course during Summer 2016 at RYI.Fortunately, on the first day of orientation, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche-la invited all the students for […]

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Guaranteed Anti-Aging

Do you have memory problems? Join the Shedra Do you have concentration problems? Join the Shedra Guaranteed anti-aging and anti-Alzheimer program! Study Tibetan, and when you come home, your work will feel like a holiday playground. You will appreciate it so much and also think that you get paid without doing any effort! Study Tibetan […]

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Summer Program Tibetan language

Tibetan Summer Course

Hello out there, I would like to share my experience of this year’s summer course.  As you may or may not know the Rangjung Yeshe Institute offers several summer courses on Sanskrit, colloquial Tibetan, and Buddhist Philosophy.  The year before I did the “Intermediate Tibetan” and this summer I went for the “Advanced Tibetan”.  We […]

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Colloquial Tibetan Summer Program

Living with a Tibetan Family

One of my main goals coming to Nepal was to learn Tibetan, both classical and modern colloquial Tibetan. Given my experience learning Japanese starting as an exchange student in high school (a very long time ago…) I knew it was important to live with a host family again. I started with the summer 2009 intensive course in […]

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Summer Program Tibetan language

Living in a Tibetan host family

“This is Dorje. He’s a good friend of mine. He’s gonna be your host father… OK?” After this short introduction by Gerry, I had to face my host parents for the first time, not speaking one word of Tibetan. To be perfectly honest, I knew the one phrase that everybody knows: Tashi delek!  But it wasn’t really […]