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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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Wisdom | Part One
An Exploration of the Greatest Wisdom from the Ancient Sage

OCtober 4-13, 2018
Diamond Mountain Retreat Center

Starting in October, Geshe Michael Roach will begin a new translation of Master Nagarjuna's (~250AD) masterpiece, simply titled Wisdom. Following the success of the Master Kamalashila retreat programs, we will begin an intensive study of this text, and offer a deep retreat experience at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center. Along with classes with Geshe Michael each day, we will offer new ways of learning and engaging this wisdom in daily life.

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the Devil Debates an Angel

November 16-18, 2018
Sedona, AZ

Geshe Michael Roach will be offering two days of special teachings on higher reality in Sedona this fall. These teachings are taken directly from The Angel Debates The Devil, an ancient Tibetan teaching on emptiness by Lobsang Chukyi Gyeltsen, who lived 1565-1662. The text is at the same time, extremely funny and extremely deep. It will help us be successful in this life, and learn how to develop the skills necessary to confront any obstacle to meditation and understanding emptiness.

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The Gift of Liberation
3rd Thailand Retreat

DecemBer 8-15, 2018
HUA hin, Thailand

With the golden sun and blue sea, join us in this grand gathering of the global Diamond Cutter Wisdom practitioners. We will return to Thailand for a third year of courses to learn about the highest gift we can give to ourselves and to the world. We will continue our study of one of the greatest texts by Papongka Rinpoche on the methods we need to develop wisdom and compassion.

Registration is open now, and special early bird pricing until September 30, 2018. After that date, prices go up by 7% in October. Click here for PRICES.

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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 meditation 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 Tibetan 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 of Buddhism.  All of this material is accompanied by the original Tibetan 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 Tibetan language, culture, and religion. 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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