ACI Teacher Training Module 2:
Buddhist Refuge

No, I’m not teaching Tibetan language, I’m not teaching books, I’m not teaching rituals, I’m not teaching meditation or retreats, or how to be a monk or nun, I’m only teaching how to serve people, then if you are kelwa sangpo, if you are a person of incredible good fortune, your heart leaps to hear it said. We teach serving others. You feel a chill up your spine. You start to cry. Finally I found someone who is teaching the right thing. And your heart knows that’s true. So when you come here to learn, you must think only, ‘I’m coming to serve’.
— Geshe Michael Roach

Acceptance Letters: June 15, 2019

Join us on a Journey to Mastery


Asian Classics Institute will offer its second module Teacher Training, in our Accreditation Program, starting in Guadalajara, Mexico and continuing with online workshops and trainings through the rest of the summer.

Join us to take the next steps 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 2: Buddhist Refuge

  • ACI 2 Course with Geshe Michael Roach, including additional teaching insights and learnings

  • Content Mastery of ACI 2

  • Develop presentation skills through a uniquely designed practicuum workshop series. Module 2 includes training on how to teach online, with direct feedback from your peers and expert teachers

  • 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

  • And more…



July 6-12, 2019 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
• ACI Course 2
• Foundational Presentations and Workshops
• Teaching Ethics and ACI Behavior Policies

July 19, 2019 (Turned-in Online)
ACI 2 Homeworks and Quizzes Due
• Teacher Training 2 Homeworks and Quizzes Due

July 20 - August 17, 2019 (Online Training)
Teaching Skills Webinars with Senior ACI Teachers
• Teaching Practicum Workshops Online
• Peer Feedback and Collaboration
• Small Group Zoom Meetings for Feedback and Q&A

August 18-25, 2019
• Group Project and Presentation

August 25-30, 2019
• Final Exam
• Private Mentor Meeting

*Schedule subject to change


Module 2 Training at Guadalajara and Online:
$400 + Cost to Attend the Retreat

If are you accepted to the program, 50% deposit is due to hold your position in the training, and 50% is due on July 31, 2019.

Learn More about the Mexico Retreat Here

Path to ACI Teacher Accreditation


The full path to accreditation includes:

  1. Completion of Three (3) ACI Teacher Training In-Person Modules. This can be any three modules, in any order.

  2. Application for Accreditation (available in November 2019)

  3. Review by ACI Accreditation Board, which evaluates:

  • FULL completion of 3 In-Person Modules

  • Mastery of Content and Meditation Mastery

  • Success in 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.

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.

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.


Acceptance Letters: June 15, 2019