ACI Teacher Training Module 1:
The Principal Teachings of Buddhism
APPLICATIONS DUE: March 25, 2019
Acceptance Letters: April 2, 2019
Join us on a Journey to Mastery
ACI is launching its first live teacher training during the Lam Rim intensive event at Diamond Mountain in April.
Join us to take the first step to hone and master your skills as a teacher, as we pass along the depth and greatness of the ACI core teachings to future generations. This training will be an on-going series of LIVE and ONLINE modules, which all will lead you to continue making these teachings alive for modern peoples and cultures around the world.
The long term vision is to develop teacher certifications levels, from those who teach privately to those who are faculty members of our largest retreat events. We will have specializations in retreat facilitation, meditation, Lam Rim, practice modules and new content development strategies from the foundational teachings.
Module 1: The Principal Teachings of Buddhism
ACI 1 Course with Geshe Michael Roach, including additional teaching insights and learnings
Content Mastery of ACI 1
Develop presentation skills through a uniquely designed daily, practicuum workshop series. You’ll be teaching from the very first day, receiving peer and expert feedback for quick growth opportunities
Workshop on what it means to be teacher, and a teacher of spiritual content in a modern world
Each student will develop a mentor relationship with a Senior ACI teacher to foster the learning process and answer in-depth personal questions
Learn the foundational methodology of creating RealApps, and how to integrate the ancient wisdom into real problems and solutions in modern life
7:00am Light Breakfast
7:30-11:00am Gift of Liberation Teachings with Geshe Michael Roach
2:00-6:00pm Teacher Training Workshops (Debate, Presentations, Lectures)
7:00-9:00pm ACI 1 with Teaching Insights with Geshe Michael Roach
Path to ACI Teacher Accreditation
The path to receive accreditation and to maintain accreditation will include many facets, such as:
In-person trainings, around the world
Living Lineage Credits
Demonstration of Content and Meditation Mastery
Honing of Presentation and Production Skills
Community Outreach Activities and Planning
Being a Living Example (ethical, financial, positive student and peer evaluations)
Those who receive accreditation will be featured on our website and first be asked to take part in our larger events as faculty members. The full path to accreditation is still in the works with our educational committee, and we will be sharing the results of that hard work over the next few months. If you would like to participate in this effort, please send us an email.
Prior Teaching Experience & Accreditation
There are many great teachers who have studied and completed the ACI courses, and have been teaching all over the world for many years. It’s important to us that everyone, who solidly knows and has integrated this material in their lives and has become a Living Example, pass along this wisdom to the next generations. We also know that accreditation courses may not be a possibility or choice right now. Those who want to continue teaching privately may do so and should. We will also be publishing and constantly updating the list of the people who have completed the ACI courses and have received certifications from us, so future students may research the qualifications of their personal teacher.
All Accredited Teachers will be asked to complete certain yearly requirements and evaluations. These will include in-person education opportunities (retreats, public talks etc), online modules and trainings, student evaluations, committee evaluations of teachings, Living Example measurements (ethics review, financial review) and demonstration of active community service.