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AnCIENT Secrets to Success


Money comes from Giving
Happiness comes from being Kind
Beauty comes from Patience
Leadership comes from Enjoying your Work
Peace comes from Meditation
Freedom comes from Wisdom

And Love accomplishes all these Goals
 


-Arya Nagarjuna

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AnCIENT Secrets to Success


Money comes from Giving
Happiness comes from being Kind
Beauty comes from Patience
Leadership comes from Enjoying your Work
Peace comes from Meditation
Freedom comes from Wisdom

And Love accomplishes all these Goals
 


-Arya Nagarjuna

Asian Classics Institute makes the foundational, profound, and transformational teachings of the Buddha available to the world

Stewards of classical Asian traditions in the lineage of Je Tsongkapa. We train teachers; produce teaching events; archive original works, translations, and recordings of teachings; and distribute this material worldwide

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


Dreams & Lightning

KamAlaShila's Surprise Ending to the Diamond Cutter Sutra
WITH GESHE MICHAEL ROACH

Lincoln Center, New York City

February 9, 2018
7:00-9:30pm

 

February 10, 2018
7:00-9:30pm

Diamond Club: Private Teaching
February 10, 2018
1:00-3:30pm
Location: TBD
More info below

The Diamond Cutter Sutra is perhaps the greatest book ever written on this planet—and the explanation of it by the ancient sage Kamalashila is the deepest there is.  Here are the famous last words of the sutra:

Anything
Caused by anything
Is a star, dust in your eye;
A candle, an illusion,
Dew, a bubble, dreams & lightning—
Passing like a cloud.

Returning to New York City, Geshe Michael Roach presents Kamalashila’s surprise ending to the Diamond Cutter and teaches us how to develop five different sets of eyes, so that we can see far beyond what we see ordinarily see.

Amazingly, Kamalashila also predicts the arising of the worldview of science: a belief held and ingrained so deeply by many across the globe that we aren’t even aware we have it. In a few brilliant pages, he shatters this worldview, and replaces it with a way of looking at the world which will lead to a planet of peace and enlightenment.

Hosted by the Three Jewels of New York City, in association with the Asian Classics Institute, this FREE 2-day event at the Lincoln Center culminates the inauguration of the new NYC location of the Three Jewels. Join us to learn how to live and act more compassionately in the modern world through the words of ancient wisdom.

Additionally, there is a private teaching by Geshe Michael for the Diamond Club on Feb 10, 2018. This is a fundraiser for the Asian Classics Institute and the Three Jewels. If you'd like to learn more about this event or would like to join the Diamond Club, please reach out to Timothy Lowenhaupt at timothy@asianclassicsinstitute.org

Saturday February 10, 2018
1:00-3:30pm
Location: TBD

Silver - $1,000 USD
Private Teaching
Bus Tour of NYC and Lunch with Geshe Michael
Reserved Seating at Lincoln Center

Gold - $3,000 USD
Private Teaching
Bus Tour of NYC and Lunch with Geshe Michael
Reserved Seating at Lincoln Center
In-City Transportation 2/9 and 2/10 in NYC
One Night Accommodation

Platinum - $10,000 USD
Private Teaching
Bus Tour of NYC and Lunch with Geshe Michael
Reserved Seating at Lincoln Center
In-City Transportation 2/9, 2/10, 2/11 in NYC
Transportation to/from NYC Airport
Three Nights Accommodation

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Programs


Programs


Teacher Training 2018

The ACI teacher training will be a focussed program covering the 18 ACI foundation courses, with emphasis on teaching methods, program production, effective communication, and relationship with students.  The first one will be scheduled in 2018. 

Translation 

More than 200,000 pages of brilliant commentary have been composed by masters and scholars in the Tibetan language. The aim of this project is to create and guide a team of students to translate these great classics. We’re beginning by translating into English, and from there, the work will be easily translated into modern Chinese, Spanish, German, Russian and many other languages.

Digital Archives

The digital archives is an active collection of audio and video recordings of teachings by Geshe Michael Roach and his teachers, along with his translations and commentaries on scriptures created by the great masters of Buddhism.  All of this material is accompanied by the original Tibetan and is freely available for download on this website and on our sister site, The Knowledge Base.

Community Outreach

ACI's mission also includes putting the teachings into practice and taking them out into our communities to directly serve others. In Arizona, there are many immigrants who struggle to make a living and to have access to education ACI supports programs to help the children of immigrants, with language instruction, funding for higher education initiatives and other support programs in underserved communities.

Foreign study 

Since 2004, the Foreign Study Program, started by Geshe Michael Roach,  has sent over 50 students to a number of institutions abroad to study Tibetan language, culture, and religion. Previous participants are now active translating and teaching this material.  Students who cannot afford to go receive scholarships for airfare as well as for room and board.

Scholarships 

Our goal is to make the teachings accessible to everyone, regardless of financial capacity.  Each year, we support many students on full and partial scholarships. Up to 25% of the participants in our programs are on one of the many types of grants we offer.

 

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Get Involved