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COMPASSION


What need is there for many words? 
The children of the world
Work for their own sake; 
The able Buddhas do their labor
For the sake of others— 
Come and see the difference.


-Master Shantideva

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COMPASSION


What need is there for many words? 
The children of the world
Work for their own sake; 
The able Buddhas do their labor
For the sake of others— 
Come and see the difference.


-Master Shantideva

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 Tsongkapa. 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


 

The Reality of Karma Retreat
July 10-19-2017
Lake Chapala, Mexico

Who really runs the world? Maybe it is the DNA within our body´s cells.  Maybe it´s the politicians or people in power. Maybe it´s just money. Or maybe there is a deeper cause beneath it all. The cause beneath all causes. Maybe it´s just all the acts of kindness we have ever done for others.

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Gift Of Liberation: Karma ParT II
October 13-21, 2017
Diamond Mountain, Arizona

Who really runs the world? Maybe it is the DNA within our body´s cells.  Maybe it´s the politicians or people in power. Maybe it´s just money. Or maybe there is a deeper cause beneath it all. The cause beneath all causes. Maybe it´s just all the acts of kindness we have ever done for others.

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Master Kamalashila Part IV
Oct 23-27, 2017
Diamond Mountain, AZ

Who really runs the world? Maybe it is the DNA within our body´s cells.  Maybe it´s the politicians or people in power. Maybe it´s just money. Or maybe there is a deeper cause beneath it all. The cause beneath all causes. Maybe it´s just all the acts of kindness we have ever done for others.

 
 

How Karma Works Retreat: Part III
December 8-14, 2017
Thailand

Who really runs the world? Maybe it is the DNA within our body´s cells.  Maybe it´s the politicians or people in power. Maybe it´s just money. Or maybe there is a deeper cause beneath it all. The cause beneath all causes. Maybe it´s just all the acts of kindness we have ever done for others.

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Programs


Programs


Teacher Training 2018

The ACI teacher training will be a focussed program covering the 18 ACI foundation courses, with emphasis on teaching methods, program production, effective communication, and relationship with students.  The first one will be scheduled in 2018. 

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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Get Involved