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Nagarjuna's Wisdom


Money comes from Giving
Happiness comes from being Kind
Beauty comes from Patience
Leadership comes from Enjoying your Work
Peace comes from Meditation
Freedom comes from Wisdom

And Love accomplishes all these Goals
 


-Arya Nagarjuna

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Nagarjuna's Wisdom


Money comes from Giving
Happiness comes from being Kind
Beauty comes from Patience
Leadership comes from Enjoying your Work
Peace comes from Meditation
Freedom comes from Wisdom

And Love accomplishes all these Goals
 


-Arya Nagarjuna

Asian Classics Institute makes the foundational, profound, and transformational teachings of the Buddha available to the world

Stewards of classical Asian traditions in the lineage of Je Tsongkhapa. We train teachers; produce teaching events; archive original works, translations, and recordings of teachings; and distribute this material worldwide

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


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ACI Teacher Accreditation Training
Module 3: Applied Meditation (ACI 3)

Oct 3- 12, 2019
Nagarjuna Retreat + ACI TT

Oct 13-17, 2019
Intensive Teacher Training Retreat
Diamond Mountain

APPLICATIONS OPEN — soon

ACI continues this summer with its third teacher training module in two parts: 1) in-person training at Diamond Mountain with Geshe Michael Roach and Senior ACI Faculty at the Wisdom of Nagarjuna Retreat, and 2) then an intensive five days at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center with ACI Faculty to train more deeply and delicately as an ACI Teacher.

Join us to hone and master your skills as a teacher, as we pass along the depth and greatness of the ACI core teachings to future generations. This training will be an on-going series of LIVE and ONLINE modules, which all will lead you to continue making these teachings alive for modern peoples and cultures around the world.

While the modules are cumulative, you do not need to complete the earlier ones to apply to attend. Learn more now

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The Wisdom of Nagarjuna - Course 2
Retreat Intensive

Oct 3-12, 2019
Diamond Mountain Retreat Center
Bowie, AZ

Geshe Michael Roach returns to Diamond Mountain for a 10-day retreat exploration of Nagarjuna's Wisdom. We will investigate the deeper meanings of his writings, and how to apply his understanding of reality to our daily lives.

We will also be studying ACI 3: Applied Meditation direct from Geshe Michael with new insights and learnings over the last twenty years of teaching around the world.


2019 Event Schedule

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Programs


Programs


Teacher Training

ACI Teacher Accreditation Program commenced in 2019, and will help to to expand our offerings for trainings in the ACI content, in our upcoming practice studios, and on how to run a retreat program around the world

Translation 

More than 200,000 pages of brilliant commentary have been composed by masters and scholars in the ancient scriptural languages language. The aim of this project is to create and guide a team of students to translate these great classics. We’re beginning by translating into English, and from there, the work will be easily translated into modern Chinese, Spanish, German, Russian and many other languages.

Digital Archives

The digital archives is an active collection of audio and video recordings of teachings by Geshe Michael Roach and his teachers, along with his translations and commentaries on scriptures created by the great masters.  All of this material is accompanied by the original languages and is freely available for download on this website and on our sister site, The Knowledge Base.

Community Outreach

ACI's mission also includes putting the teachings into practice and taking them out into our communities to directly serve others. In Arizona, there are many immigrants who struggle to make a living and to have access to education ACI supports programs to help the children of immigrants, with language instruction, funding for higher education initiatives and other support programs in underserved communities.

Foreign study 

Since 2004, the Foreign Study Program, started by Geshe Michael Roach,  has sent over 50 students to a number of institutions abroad to study the ancient languages and culture. Previous participants are now active translating and teaching this material.  Students who cannot afford to go receive scholarships for airfare as well as for room and board.

Scholarships 

Our goal is to make the teachings accessible to everyone, regardless of financial capacity.  Each year, we support many students on full and partial scholarships. Up to 25% of the participants in our programs are on one of the many types of grants we offer.

 

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Get Involved