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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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Nagarjuna's Wisdom on Love

February 8, 2019
New York City
Lincoln Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
7:00-9:00pm

We all dream of a magical love that will last forever. When we find love, everything feels perfect. We crave long-lasting affection in relationships and want to build successful partnerships and special connections all the time. But we stumble and fall again and again without knowing the deeper causes of our dissatisfaction.


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The Angel Debates a Devil

March 1-3, 2019
Red Western Tower
6490 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ

Geshe Michael Roach will be offering three days of special teachings on meditation and the nature of the mind in Sedona, A\Z. These teachings are taken directly from The Angel Debates The Devil, a dialogue between the good and evil that happens in our mind, by Lobsang Chukyi Gyeltsen.

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Empty Coming, Mental Bombs
retreat Intensive

April 12-21, 2019
Diamond Mountain Retreat Center
Bowie, AZ, USA

Our 32nd Steps to the Path Retreat will be held at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center on April 12-19, 2019.  The retreat includes three major parts: Mental Minefields: Search & Destroy, Empty Going & Empty Coming: A New Way to Live our Life, and Training to Become a Meditation Guide: Training #4: A Garden for Planting Goodness.


2019 Retreat Schedule

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2019 Public Talk Schedule

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Programs


Programs


Teacher Training

ACI is commencing a Lam Rim Teacher Training program in 2018, and will continue to expand our offerings for teacher trainings in the ACI courses, in our upcoming practice studios, and on how to run a retreat program.

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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