with Sara. Thursdays 8:00-9:00 am & Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am at Temple.
with Melissa. Tuesdays 8:00-9:00 am at Temple.
Cost: By donation
Learn to Meditate
with Michael. Mondays & Fridays 8:00-9:00 am at Temple.
Cost: By donation
ACI Course 16 with Venerable Gyelse.
Wednesdays and Fridays thru September 12, 2019 from 8:00-10:00 am at Temple.
with Sarahni Stumpf.
Ongoing. Visit our ACI Courses page for more information.
Monday, September 17, 2018
7:00pm. Tara is the Buddhist deity of perfect love, health, and long life. This practice is a beautiful prayer rich with visualizations in which we make offerings to White Tara and ask for her help in our daily lives. This practice is open to beginners and advanced buddhist practitioners alike. Just as we become more like those friends/ family members with whom we spend a lot of time, with consistent repetition of this prayer and meditation on White Tara in our daily lives, we begin to become more like her, full of love, health and long life..
Please meet at the Tara Temple. Cost: Free
Purification Puja (Sojong)
7:00pm. This is a beautiful practice which involves reviewing our actions words and thoughts over the past 2 weeks. We take time to regret those actions that may have hurt others around us or don’t reflect the kind of person we want to be. We make a promise to ourselves not to engage in these actions for a period of time to allow ourselves to create new habits. Then we rejoice in the good, kind actions we have done and set an intention for how we’d like to behave for the next two weeks. The ceremony is followed by popcorn, conversation, and hot cocoa in the cooler months.
Please meet at the Student Center. Cost: Free
Free, Diamond Mountain Serve & Study – Volunteer Program
Planning to attend ACI’s Nagarjuna Wisdom Retreat this October at Diamond Mountain? Why not come early to serve? Immerse yourself in a spiritual lifestyle and Retreat Center life by participating in our Serve & Study Program. Allow the practice of selfless service to open your heart. Learn to transform service into a spiritual practice.
Volunteer for 3 or more weeks prior to the Nagarjuna Wisdom Retreat and attend for free! (Start date: 9/12/18)
Volunteer for 2 weeks prior to the Nagarjuna Wisdom Retreat and attend for only $250! (Start date: 9/19/18)
Visit our Diamond Mountain Serve and Study Page for more information and to register.
Arya Nagarjuna on Wisdom Retreat
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, in the mornings Geshe Michael will teach a 3 hour in-depth class followed by a deep yoga class. In the afternoon, Senior ACI teachers will lead a variety of short classes aimed to help you gain a deeper understanding of the morning’s teachings and learn how to apply the morning teaching to your life. They will also offer classes on how to successfully teach each morning’s class. Senior students have the option to spend the afternoon retreating in their cottage or the Retreat Valley Tara Temple. To register for the Wisdom Retreat and for more information, visit asianclassicsinstitute.org
For those who wish to transform their lives through these teachings in a deep and profound way, we suggest staying for Diamond Mountain’s Relax & Renew: Personal Retreat Experience program October 13-17, 2018. For more information please visit: http://diamondmountain.org/relaxlr/
October 13-17, 2018
Immediately following the Nagarjuna Wisdom Retreat, Diamond Mountain offers Nagarjuna Wisdom Retreat guests an exclusive opportunity to experience 3 full days of supported solo retreat and enjoy the sweet and magical blessings of self-guided retreat. Take time to relax, rejoice, meditate and contemplate on what you have learned and how you have grown in 10 short days. Allow the teachings and realizations you’ve experienced in the past 10 days settle into your subconscious and transform your life in a very deep and powerful way.
You’ll receive 3 meals each day and have the opportunity to set your own schedule to retreat at your own pace. Senior Retreaters will be available on the last day of Nagarjuna Wisdom Retreat to help you personalize your retreat schedule. During the 3 retreat days, Senior Retreaters will also be available for personal meditation and retreat guidance.
Open to Arya Nagarjuna Wisdom Retreat guests. For more information and to register, click HERE
eSangha 10-day Meditation Retreat
with Tucker Peck and Upasaka Upali. eSangha is an advanced meditation class that meets once a week on Google Hangouts, a group video chat forum. This ninety-minute class consists of Q&A related to meditation, Dharma, and other similar topics. There are semi-regular 6-week intro classes for people wishing to join eSangha, as well. For more information, visit eSangha’s webpage.
Dr. Tucker Peck periodically teaches meditation retreats, which are the best way to deepen your practice. Retreats involve an extended period of Noble Silence, meaning that there’s very little talking, activity, or distraction. During these retreats, you will be able to maximize the amount of time each day that you spend meditating.
For more information and to register please visit our eSangha Retreat page.
3rd Annual New Year’s Weekend Teaching: Three Principal Paths, An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy
Celebrate New Year’s weekend with us. The end of the year is a time for reflection and intention setting. Join David Stumpf for this introductory course in Buddhist Philosophy. Perfect for total beginners and advanced practitioners alike, David explains the fundamentals of Buddhist Philosophy with a clarity and depth of knowledge that belies his years of personal practice. By the end of this 4-day teaching, you will go home with a new set of tools to help you find more joy and more peace in 2019.
A humble Buddhist practitioner for many years, David K Stumpf finished 3 years, 3 months, 3 days of silent retreat in 2014. He is the author of a compilation of advices on the Buddhist deity White Tara’s prayer and lives with his lovely wife in Tucson, AZ where he enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and catching up on the latest Minions movie.
To register and for information please visit our Three Principal Paths Teaching page.
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