Asian Classics Institute

22-24, 29-30 November
December 1st

There are 180 seats left
Again Peter Moertl and Maria Kondratieva-Moertl arrive

to Ukraine to open a new horizon for us in ancient times

the teachings that this time will be the ACI 13 course.

people this course for
This course includes elegant explanations of ancient forms of Buddhist logic, as well as essays in the format of debates on key topics, the development of which is extremely important for seeing void directly.

Thus, the study of clear thinking is traditionally called the "key to emptiness."

This course will help to systematize and deepen understanding of previously completed material from other ACI courses. We are waiting for you if you:

  • have already taken ACI courses

  • took courses, trainings or read Michael Roach book

  • you are interested in topics of causation, karma and emptiness and you want to deepen your knowledge.
What we will study
As a carpenter does not build a house without the necessary tools, and without these mandatory components it is impossible to see the void directly. Anyone who wants to attain enlightenment should learn ways to see things that cannot be seen by the eyes in ordinary states of mind. These keys to the vision of emptiness are meditation and the art of logical reasoning.

The greatest teachers have always emphasized that they only point the way. Lord Buddha used to say, "Do not believe anything, no matter where you read it, no matter what you say, even if I say it, until your mind and your feelings agree."

Thus, logic, or in other words clear thinking, is a tool that makes it possible to evaluate new ideas critically and come to an irrefutable understanding, which ones are correct, and which are ultimately useless.

In this course we will study the structure of Buddhist logic and the form of Buddhist debate.
Course Topics:
  • proper motivation for debate;
  • discussion tactics and debate;
  • the subject, quality and cause of the discussion;
  • why logic is more valuable than faith;
  • how the study of logic leads to the perception of emptiness;
  • what makes the cause right;
  • contradictions and attitudes;
  • identity relationships and cause and effect relationships;
  • proof of lack of anything;
  • material causes and contributing factors;
  • correct perception;
  • change and immutability of things;
  • plan of all existing things;
  • the concept of time according to each of the four schools of thought;
  • the reason why suffering has an end.
What else?
Also waiting for you:

  • classes in meditation and yoga
  • discussions in wisdom groups
  • ACI specialized master classes from senior students
  • evening concert program.
  • communication with like-minded people, new acquaintances with people from different cities and countries
  • an opportunity to have a delicious and vegetarian meal
  • opportunity to receive a certificate of completion of the course
Course reviews:
Maxim Jabali
I have been dreaming of passing ACI 13 since 2017. I was wondering why this course is considered one of the most difficult. In addition, ACI 13 examines in depth the logic, debate and principles of our reality.

When I started to pass, I lost the gift of speech. This is exactly what I have been missing all these years! The most accurate systematization and structuring of all the material passed.

I literally felt everything in my head fall apart on the shelves. The answers to the questions that have plagued me for so long have been found. What is time, how does it work, so that you can see the void directly as the seeds work.

For me, ACI 13 was a breakthrough in understanding how our reality works. This course has become my favorite and I will gladly return to it again and again when I have questions about how our reality is arranged.
Inna Ivanina
It was a very interesting course. It is called the "Course of Buddhist Logic," or in other words, "Clear Thinking." One of the purposes of this course is to teach us to think clearly. And when you understand what the correct logical statement is, how to construct a logical statement to make it really valid, you will see to your great surprise that it is very difficult.

Virtually all the conclusions we make in our lives are essentially airborne. You will make sure that in everyday life, you consider anything that is sufficient proof of your correctness or justification of your actions. It makes you wonder.

What amazed me about this course is that when you start to consider one another's beliefs one by one, they just fall apart. There is a total collapse of stereotypes. Because they were not based on anything serious ...

How can I say differently about ACI 13, a clear thinking course? You have probably heard everything, there is such an expression in Buddhism "the opening of the third eye." That sounds very mystical. But in fact, the third eye in Buddhism is logic. Because most of the cool things we can't see with our own eyes (other creatures, emptiness), we can see with our logic.

There is a very important topic in this course about how we create mental worlds with the help of mental pictures in our head. And if you understand how you create the world, how these mental pictures work, what is the difference between a mental picture in my head and the real the thing that I see, you will be able to do anything in your life and you will understand how you can become an enlightened being in one life.
November 22nd
12:00 - 14:00 - Registration
15:00 - 18:00 - Lesson 1
18:00 - 19:00 - Dinner
19:00 - 20:30 - Opening Ceremony
November 23
7:30 - 8:45 - Yoga
8:45 - 9:30 - Breakfast
9:30 am - 12:30 pm Meditation & Exercise 2
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 - Wisdom Group
15:00 - 15:30 - Break
15:30 - 17:30 - Lesson 3
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner
18:30 - 20:30 - "Ideas Festival"
November 24
7:30 - 8:45 - Yoga
8:45 - 9:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - 12:30 - Meditation and Class 4
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 - Wisdom Group
15:00 - 15:30 - Break
15:30 - 17:30 - Lesson 5
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner
November 29
12:00 - 14:00 - Registration
15:00 - 18:00 - Lesson 6
18:00 - 19:00 - Dinner
November 30
7:30 - 8:45 - Yoga
8:45 - 9:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - 12:30 - Meditation and Class 7
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 - Wisdom Group
15:00 - 15:30 - Break
15:30 - 17:30 - Lesson 8
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner
18:30 - 20:30 - Festival of ideas
December 1st
7:30 - 8:45 - Yoga
8:45 - 9:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - 12:30 - Meditation and Class 9
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 - Wisdom Group
15:00 - 15:30 - Break
15:30 - 17:30 - Lesson 10
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner
19:00 - 20:30 - Closing Ceremony
ACI Institute is a non-profit organization. Payment for the organization fee goes to the rent of the base and other expenses on the site, transfer, accommodation and meals for teachers, the organization of online broadcasting and quality recording..

What is included in the application fee:

  • participation in all lectures

  • participation in additional master classes (festival of ideas with senior students)

  • participation in wisdom groups

  • participation in the evening program
Course registration conditions

  1. Make a payment.

  2. Fill out the questionnaire of the participant

  3. Receive a confirmation email that you have successfully enrolled in the course.

Cost of participation
1200 UAH
Until October 20
1400 UAH
From October 21 to November 11
Pay for participation
1600 UAH
Since November 12
The modern Green Bucha complex, in a picturesque location, 15 km from the capital, is surrounded by 5 hectares for walking in the fresh air at any time of the day.

The complex also has:

• BBQ area: gazebos, sheds, marquee;

• playground;

• sauna;

• gym;

You can reside either on the main base where the event will take place or on a nearby one, or come every day from home if you live nearby.

  • Complex "Green Bucha", where, in fact, the event will take place, the address: Kiev region, Bucha, 22, Institutskaya St. offers double rooms "Standard".

You can book a room by writing to this email:


  • Hotel and Restaurant Complex Viktoria Park Hotel, address: Bucha, Silesskaya 2-a Str., Offers high-comfort rooms Book and pay for rooms independently. Phone: +38 (097) 138 07 35 Website:


A comprehensive 3-course vegetarian meal awaits you at the restaurant
of the Green Butch complex.
The estimated cost of complex meals per day will be 340 UAH.
It is possible to order only lunch or only breakfast / dinner.

Breakfast - 80 UAH.

Lunch - 140 UAH.

Dinner - 120 UAH.
To support the course
Question 1:
Is it possible to attend Peter Myrtle's lectures only and not attend yoga and additional programs?
Additional program: yoga, meditations, wisdom groups, festival of ideas with senior students, evening program you can attend at will.
Question 2:
What should I do if I do not have time to book a room based on Green Butterfly?
You can stay either at one of the recreation centers in Bucha, or come every day from your home if you live nearby or, as an option, rent an apartment nearby. Booking and payment for rooms in the neighboring base is made independently, contacts:

  • Hotel and Restaurant Complex Viktoria Park Hotel, address: Bucha, Silesskaya 2-a offers superior rooms Phone: +38 (097) 138 07 35 Website:
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