Tuesday, June 12, 2007

10-Year Anniversary

On Sunday, December 9, 2007, Rangjung Yeshe Institute will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of offering long-term teaching programs in Buddhist Studies for international students.

In the day, the annual symposium on Buddhist Studies will be held, this year on the topic "Buddhist Education: Tradition and Modernity." Speakers at the symposium include Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dr. Tom Tillemans, Dr. John Makransky, and Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.

In the evening, all friends and students are invited to a grand dinner with lots of good food, fun, and entertainment. The celebrations will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Boudhanath, Kathmandu.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

This was a wonderful event. In an atmosphere of great goodwill and harmony, Western Academics and Tibetan Buddhist Lamas came together and presented their views on Buddhist Education. The audience included a multinational group of officials and students, monks and nuns, hippies, householders and princes.
Since Buddhist studies can not be entirely comprehended through books alone, this kind of meeting can only serve to enrich the Academic approach to Buddhism in the West, thus help manifest the benefits of Buddhadharma everywhere. May Rangjung Yeshe prosper and continue providing teachings and events like this for a very long time.