Asian Classics Institute (ACI) provides 15 courses that progress through the entire teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment in the Hinayana and Mahayana schools. The courses are provided generously by the founder of Three Jewels, Geshe Michael Roach, who translated a large body of texts from Tibetan, and condensed a quarter century's worth of study into a 5 year, drop-in course complete with homeworks and quizzes. Drop in every once in a while, or complete coursework for a certificate. All courses are offered free of charge.
President of Three Jewels and long-time student of Geshe Michael Roach, Hector Marcel is a treasure in Three Jewels' community. In addition to teaching at the Diamond Cutter Institute in China, and running an international non-profit, 108 Lives, and popular Bushwick coffee shop Little Skips, Hector has been teaching ACI course material since 2013. Hector's heart-wisdom is treasured by his students, and his infectious, loving humor is one of his most effective teaching tools.
Jee has been a dedicated student of the Dharma for over a decade, and has completed the entire ACI course of study under John Stillwell. She is the founder of UME, a socially conscious force for good which provides brand guidance, inspiration, and education for all women; from thought leaders in NYC to those aspiring to change the narrative in developing countries. Jee brings her practice into the world as an elegant, modern, and relatable inspiration.
Venerable Lobsang Chunzom is a Buddhist nun and teacher of meditation and philosophy in the Tibetan tradition for over 15 years. She is a licensed creative arts therapist specializing in dance/movement therapy and founder of LHI. In 2014, she completed a three-year solitary meditation retreat. Drawing from a wealth of knowledge and personal experience of meditation and movement, Venerable Chunzom is compiling written works to share with the world.