Seiji Arao is one of the Diamond Cutter Classics primary translators. He was born in Guadalajara Mexico, from Japanese descent. He holds a bachelor in entrepreneurship and business management, and a master’s degree in environmental economics. He founded and directed two corporate social responsibility companies has worked as a project manager/business consultant since 2010. He has lived in several countries like Mexico, Sweden, Australia, and currently in the USA. He speaks three languages fluently and is currently learning Tibetan. He has had a fascination with cultural heritage since he was a kid, which translated into his professional career.
After meeting Geshe Michael Roach in 2011 he started studying the Asian Classics Institute courses, later on he started working as the Executive Vice-President for DCI/SCIM, and as a primary tibetan translator for DCC, starting with a commentary to The Crown of Knives that teaches us how to develop a good heart, he is also one of the co-founders and keynote speakers of the Peacock Parenting Program alongside Geshe Michael Roach and Nour Ibrahim.
Seiji is married to Nour Ibrahim, and they have a son named Maitri. The family currently resides in Sedona, enriching Seiji’s life with a blend of professional achievements and a fulfilling family life.