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In Buddhist context, an Acariya, literally a (spiritual) teacher, is one of the two teachers of a starting out monk - the other one being the Upajjhaya. An Acariya will focus on physical, academic and artistic teachings.

Etymology:

  • Pāli: ācāriya
  • Sanskrit: ācārya

In other languages:

  • Thai: ajahn (อาจารย์)
  • Chinese: 阿闍梨, 阿闍梨耶
  • Japanese: ajari or ajariya
  • Vietnamese: a-xà-lê

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