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Master Kamalashila Retreat Part III 

Meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra by Geshe Michael Roach

May 1 - 5 | Diamond Mountain Retreat Center, Arizona

Join Geshe Michael Roach on this unique retreat journey to delve deeply into rarely taught meditations on emptiness. We will explore a commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra written by Master Kamalashila.  Master Kamalashila’s meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra have not, it seems, been taught in the last thousand years or so, and Geshe Michael brings them alive and relevant to the modern audience.

This amazing program will have five in-depth classes taught by Geshe Michael, one of the leading teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Alongside the classes, there will be ample time to go into deep, personal meditation within the retreat valley of Diamond Mountain. There you can explore these meditations on ultimate reality and receive guidance from this master meditator.

Nestled deep in the high desert foothills of Arizona, Diamond Mountain provides an incredible venue for solitude and deep retreat. Meditate deeply and hike the expansive valley to gain greater insight and wisdom.

Daily vegetarian meals will be provided by a professional kitchen staff and a suggested retreat schedule will be offered in between classes. If you missed the first two parts, please reach out to to learn how to get the information necessary to attend this program.

Retreat hosted by Asian Classics Institute


Geshe Michael Roach (born December 17, 1952) is the first American to have been awarded the degree of Geshe, or Master of Buddhism, after more than 20 years of study in Tibetan monasteries. He has used this training to become a prominent international teacher, businessman, philanthropist, author, educator, public speaker, textual scholar, and musician. Geshe Michael graduated with honors from Princeton University and has received the Presidential Scholar Medal from the President of the United States at the White House.

In 1981 he helped found Andin International Diamond Corporation and bring it to annual sales of over $100 million, donating his profits to international aid projects. His book about achieving business and personal success through generosity, The Diamond Cutter, has become a global bestseller in 20 languages. He is the founder of the Asian Classics Institute, Diamond Mountain University, the Asian Classics Input Project, Worldview, the Yoga Studies Institute, Star in the East, Global Family Refugee Aid, Three Jewels Community Outreach Centers, and the Diamond Cutter Institute.