In this video, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche explains in detail the benefits of academic study of the Buddha's teachings, reminding us that academic understanding brings great benefit not only to the student themselves, but to others around them and in the wider world.
The opportunity that we offer at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, is precisely this: To study the Buddha's teachings academically to a very high standard (up to PhD level), but within a living tradition. Here at RYI, students are surrounded by practice as well as theory, by the depth of Tibetan as well as Western scholarship. As Rinpoche says, this offers the chance to become a Scholar-Practitioner, someone who understands the teachings and can also apply them in daily life.
Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) offers traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings with a modern Buddhist Studies perspective, leading to BA, MA and PhD degrees in Buddhist Studies. We have conducted study programs in Nepal for more than 25 years. Since 2002 RYI has partnered with Kathmandu University offering academic credit for those study programs. In 2009 RYI launched its online learning program. Our aim is to utilise our expertise and experience to enable students from around the world to study Buddhism and Himalayan Languages with us.
If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester, visiting for one of our summer intensives, or coming to study one of our full academic programs, please visit our homepage at http://www.ryi.org/
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