Wisdom shared is wisdom preserved 💎
In the heart of the ancient city of Varanasi, the Pāṇini Kanyā Mahāvidyālaya (Panini College for Girls) is preserving timeless wisdom in a distinctly modern way — through offering comprehensive Sanskrit and Vedic education to girls and young women, who historically have been excluded from the study of traditional Sanskrit knowledge systems like grammar, medicine, and philosophy.
ACIP celebrates the energy and vitality of centers for traditional learning like this in India. The Pāṇini College for Girls is a shining example of traditional knowledge systems and methods coming together with contemporary sensibilities and attitudes.
As Sanskrit pandits break with tradition to share their expertise with a new generation of women scholars, the survival of this extraordinary heritage is secured. ACIP seeks to support knowledge traditions like these in the same spirit of bringing together old and new, preserving traditions so they can continue to thrive.
Students of the Pāṇini Kanyā Mahāvidyālaya doing their daily morning recitation of Sanskrit prayers and shastras (instructions for developing a good heart and healthy mind.)
For over 33 years we have been locating, digitizing, cataloging, and distributing for free some of the most valuable collections of timeless Asian wisdom texts on the planet. Academics, authors, teachers, and students of this precious content from all around the world translate and teach what we have saved.
We are very grateful to all of you for supporting us. All this wouldn't be possible without you.
Get nerdy with the Mixed Nuts!
The upcoming Translation Program term
starts on February 17th and goes through March 2nd.
Join Geshe Michael Roach and the Diamond Cutter Classics translators for a two week intensive Tibetan translation program.
Three times a year, the Mixed Nuts translation team gather to go through these texts word by word, deepening our understanding not only of the language unique to each philosophical school, but also the profound ideas contained within.
Morning Session: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM MST
Evening Session: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM MST
All sessions are MST, Mountain Standard Time GMT-7.
- Zoom webinars 2 times a day (5 hours a day)
- Recordings of each class
- Q&A sessions with each translator
- Online yoga every day
- Optional homework and quizzes to help you learn the material better
- Recordings of each class that you can watch at your leisure
Participate in the entire program, or just in one day - it's up to you.
This is a perfect opportunity to deepen your understanding of timeless wisdom while also having fun.
Join our monthly online webinars hosted by the all-star translators of the Mixed Nuts team.
This month’s session will be hosted by Ben Kramer. Ben is known for his joyful and down-to-earth presentation of many of the hardest concepts in spiritual philosophy. He has taught ancient systems of spiritual logic and debate, meditation, advanced ancient philosophy, yoga, and the Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. He also ran the spiritual debate program for Diamond Mountain University.
Ben completed a 3-year, 3-month, and 3-day traditional silent meditation retreat in a small cabin in the Chiricahua Mountains of Southern Arizona.
February 13 8 – 9:30 PM MST