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Training as interpreter amidst a global pandemic

I was already resigned to not see much of the sunshine this year, not because my clairvoyance detected the challenging year that the entire world had ahead, but because I decided to join the Translator Training Program and I knew that it was going to demand all my time and energy.   But before going into the experience of training as an interpreter through an online platform, I need to take a […]

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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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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 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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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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Melanie Slomka, a Translator Training Program Graduate

A Few months have passed since Melanie Slomka, from Paris, completed the Translator Training Program at Rangjung Yeshe Institute.  When classes finished in May, she went straight back to Paris to meet her root guru, Sogyal Rinpoche and to spend some time with family and friends before going back to north India to start teaching […]