Acariya

AcariyaIn 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
buddha monk

buddha monk