Rangjung Yeshe Institute
Lonely Planet review
Located at Ka-Nying Sheldrup Ling Gompa, the institute offers a fairly advanced 10-day course (‘Vajrayana empowerment’) on Tibetan Buddhist teachings, practice and meditation, led by the monastery’s abbot Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. The course is held in mid-November and costs US$100. The institute also offers a university-accredited summer course in Buddhist theory and meditation (US$1760) in June/July, as well as eight-week summer Tibetan and Nepali language courses, staying with local families. The noticeboard is a good place to find a language tutor or room for rent.