An exploration of The Greatest Wisdom from the Ancient Sage
october 4-13, 2018

In the pristine, high desert of Arizona, we will go into 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.

In this program, we will dive deeply into new practices as well as offer new ways of learning and engaging this wisdom for daily live. We will have an intensive training and teaching session in the morning for four hours, and then the rest of the day will be spent in deep retreat to practice and integrate what we have learned in the morning. We will be encouraged to take the material and develop tools to apply the ancient wisdom in our daily life.

Come, and have fun with friends from many regions of the world, including Europe, South America, South and East Asia, who have the same dreams as you.

First Day Schedule (Thursday 10/4/18):
9:00am Bus Departure from Tucson
12:00am: Registration/Cottage Orientation
1:00pm: Lunch
4:00pm: Gates Closed - No late arrivals
5:00pm: Dinner

*Because of the remote nature of Diamond Mountain and the necessities of cottage orientation, you must arrive by 4pm on Thursday, Oct 4 2018 or you will not be allowed to participate in the retreat. No refunds for late arrivals*

Last Day Schedule (Saturday 10/13/18):
8:30-12:30pm Last Class
12:30pm: Lunch and Departures
2:00pm: Bus Departure for Tucson

*If you would like to leave earlier or have a need outside of the normal departures, there is a $225 fee for a private car to take you to Tucson. It is highly recommended to plan according to the schedule of classes, since we are at least two hours away from Tucson Airport*


Room Descriptions & Prices

Camping: In the lower valley, near main teaching classroom. You are responsible to bring your own equipment. ACI has tents and pads available for rent for an additional $150USD. Please contact us if you'd like to take the option. $625

Yurt: There are one yurt available in the retreat valley that has two single beds. Bathroom/Kitchen are in separate buildings and require and outdoor walk. Can be for single person or a couple sharing a bed. $735

4 Person Room: These rooms are throughout the retreat valley and primarily have bunk beds in them. Will have a shared bathroom/kitchen with other rooms. $850

2-3 Person Room:  Single beds in a room. May have a shared bathroom/kitchen with other rooms. $915

Semi-Private: Mostly private room, but others may use the bathroom/kitchen in same room by passing through this room. $999

Private Room: Completely private room that has a shared bathroom/kitchen with other rooms. $1075

Private Room (Couple): Completely private room that has a shared bathroom/kitchen with other rooms. The bed is a queen sized bed. $1,620

Private Cottage:  Completely private room, bathroom and kitchen. Can be for single person or a couple sharing a bed. $1,510

Private Cottage (Couple): Completely private room, bathroom and kitchen. This is sharing a queen-sized bed. $2,050

Diamond Club Rooms: 
This option provides for more amenities and is a fundraiser for ACI. This will help ACI grow its donor base and management, establish and manage ACI teacher certifications and serve to promote our events. $3,500

Additional amenities:

  • Private Room/Cottage depending on availability

  • Included car pickup/drop-off at Tucson Airport

  • Pick-up and Drop-off at cottage door each morning/evening

  • Selection of food delivered to your private room

  • Commemorative Reading

  • and others...