upcoming events

Lam Rim: Gift of Liberation Retreat Series April 13-22, 2018

Have you ever felt:
• Nervous about the uncertainty of life in regards to the future of your job and relationships?
• Unsatisfied, restless, like you are missing something in life?
• That every time things are going well in your relationships or job, they always seem to fall apart again?
• Exhausted by starting all over again when things fall apart?
• Do the ups and downs of your life make you crazy? Do you wish something would stay the same just for a few months or a few years?

During this residential retreat at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center, we will use ancient wisdom from the famous Buddhist text by Pabongka Rinpoche called A Gift of Liberation. We will learn to apply this ancient wisdom in our modern lives in practical ways.

The program will include a 3-day silent, personal retreat in the retreat valley of Diamond Mountain to deeply integrate the teachings. Included also is daily meditation, yoga, a fire-offering for peace and many other activities.

Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to Register visit: https://www.asianclassicsinstitute.org/great-escape-retreat-geshe-michael-roach-april-2018

 

April 24-27, 2018

Kamalashila 5: Diamond Cutter Sutra Retreat

Join Geshe Micahel and ACI for the fifth and final installment of teachings based on Master Kamalashila’s commentary to the Diamond Cutter Sutra. Over the past two years, we’ve learned and meditated upon the great ideas of the Diamond Cutter Sutra with the aide of Master Kamalashila’s commentary.

In the final teaching of this series, the Buddha answers five questions from his student, Subhuti:

1) How do I build a Buddha paradise?

2) Is the Diamond Cutter a book, or an idea?

3) How can you write if the pen never touches the paper?

4) How did I help make the Buddha get enlightened, before I even met him?

5) Should I say I know, when I do, or say I don’t?

This program is designed to inspire deep practice and contemplation. Each day, Geshe Michael will teach one class early in the morning, with healthy juices and food for a clear mind. Then, for the rest of the day, each participant will practice on their own in the solitude and beauty of the high desert of Arizona.

PREREQUISITE: You will need to have attended the Kamalashila Retreat 1-4 teachings in person to sign up. If you would like to receive the teachings, please write timothy@asianclassicsinstitute.org for more information.

For more information and to Register visit: https://www.asianclassicsinstitute.org/kamalashila-the-five-mysteries-geshe-michael-roach-april-2018

April 27-30, 2018

Relax & Renew: Personal Retreat Experience

Take some personal time after the ACI Courses and/or Master Kamalashila V Retreat to relax, rejoice, meditate and contemplate on what you have learned and how you have grown in 2 short weeks.  Take time for your own personal, solitary retreat.  Set your own schedule and enjoy the sweet and magical blessings of self-guided retreat.

Open to ACI Course & Master Kamalashila 5 guests.  Cost: $200

Package Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation (April 27-29, 2017) at Diamond Mountain
  • Transportation to Tucson airport on April 30, 2018**
    • 10am departure from DM
    • 12Noon arrival to Tucson airport

**Please book your return flight from Tucson airport no earlier than April 30, 2018 1:00pm.

You will Provide:

  • Groceries for 3 days of simple, vegetarian self-cooked meals (transportation to grocery store will be provided if needed)

Questions? Contact  To Register click HERE

October 5-13, 2018

ACI Courses 1 & 2

For the first time in over 20 years, Geshe Michael will be teaching the Asian Classics Institute foundational courses series.  Join Geshe Michael and ACI at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center this October for the beginning of this historical event. More information Coming Soon.  Questions? email:

October 15-18, 2018

Master Nagarjuna 1 Retreat

More information coming soon.

October 18-21, 2018

Relax & Renew: Personal Retreat Experience

Take some personal time after the Lam Rim and/or Master Nagarjuna Retreat to relax, rejoice, meditate and contemplate on what you have learned and how you have grown in 2 short weeks.  Take time for your own personal, solitary retreat.  Set your own schedule and enjoy the sweet and magical blessings of self-guided retreat.

Open to Lam Rim & Master Nagarjuna Retreat guests.

Package Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation (October 18-20 2017) at Diamond Mountain
  • Transportation to Tucson airport on October 21, 2018**
    • 10am departure from DM
    • 12Noon arrival to Tucson airport

**Please book your return flight from Tucson airport no earlier than October 21, 2018 1:00pm.

You will Provide:

  • Groceries for 3 days of simple, vegetarian self-cooked meals (transportation to grocery store will be provided if needed)

Questions? Contact

 

December 28, 2017 – January 2, 2018

White Tara New Year’s Weekend Teachings and Retreat

Bring in the New Year with White Tara and Diamond Mountain Retreat Center. Grow your heart of compassion during our New Year’s weekend teachings on White Tara, the deity who bestows a long and healthy life. This 5 day retreat is led by David K. Stumpf, a humble practitioner of White Tara and author of a compilation of advices on White Tara’s practice. During the retreat, you’ll receive additional commentary on White Tara’s sadhana practices and have time for personal retreat, reflection and renewal.

DKS and wrenches 3David K Stumpf spent 3 years in retreat practicing White Tara’s sadhana, growing his heart of compassion.  He takes great joy in serving others and sharing the Dharma.  David received permission to practice White Tara during the Great Retreat at Diamond Mountain and received Initiation from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche in 2014.  He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his lovely wife.

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Planning a Group Event?   

We welcome a variety of groups from corporate strategy sessions and team building getaways to yoga and meditation events, weddings, weekend programs and longer retreats.    Give the experience of a lifetime, contact our  today for more information.