In the time of swiping left or right, love can seem like an unreachable goal. Even if we find love, it turns into boredom or heartbreak. Does love need to be so difficult? The answers are in the ancient scriptures of Nagarjuna.

In the 2nd century CE, the classical author Nagarjuna answered our longing by gathering some of the greatest wisdom on love. He was famous for connecting with the wisdom of snake-like dragons who hoard wealth, jewels, and especially knowledge. These snakes, however, can “charm” us with the special understanding that things are not the way they appear!

This brilliant wisdom of Nagarjuna, now shared with us by Geshe Michael Roach, shows how to give and receive more affection with everyone we meet. Ultimately, love serves a purpose beyond our own close relationships, to make a world full of compassion bigger than we can imagine.

This Valentine’s Day, don’t passively wait to fall in love; take wise action to make sure you have that special love forever and help that dream come true for all.

Friday Feb 8th | 7 - 9PM

This event will be supported by your donation. Please contribute to help pay for event expenses and for the teachings! There is a $5 ticketing fee in addition.



Bruno Walter Auditorium
at Lincoln Center

111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023


Diamond Club



Join us for a special private teaching with Geshe Michael Roach after the public event. He will take a deep dive into Nagarjuna, providing some never before heard teachings on Nagarjuna’s Wisdom.

The event helps support ACI activities, and specifically, this event will help launch our 2019 Global Summit of ACI Teacher’s to set this upcoming year’s strategy to train more qualified teachers and spread the wisdom to more places in the world.

Feb 9, 2019 - 11am
Union Square Cafe
101 E19th St, NYC

Diamond Level - $1357
Seat + Private Meeting with Geshe Michael

Platinum Level - $1000
Seat with Geshe Michael at Luncheon

Gold Level - $750
Luncheon + Meeting with Geshe Michael at Public Talk

Silver Level - $500
Luncheon Attendance


Geshe Michael Roach  is an American non-traditional teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. Ordained as a Gelugpa monk, he was the first American to receive the Geshe degree at Sera Monastery in Tibet. He has started a number of businesses and organizations, written books about Buddhism, and translated Tibetan Buddhist teachings.

He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was an honors student with an interest in religion and social issues. He was awarded a scholarship to Princeton University and after graduation he went to study and live at Rashi Gempil Ling, with Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tharchin. In 1995 he completed his studies with Khen Rinpoche and at Sera Monastery in India, and became the first American to be awarded the Geshe degree. While completing this work, he also developed and taught the seven-year Formal Study Program, which parallels the same core information taught at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery. That original program of 18 courses captures the essence of the six Great Books of Buddhism, as a means to train the next generations of western Buddhist teachers. Asian Classics Institute began with the mission to provide the recordings online, live teachings and by correspondence for anyone who would like to pursue these studies.

In addition to his work with Diamond Cutter Institute, whose aim is to present the core teachings of Buddhism in a more universal presentation, Geshe Michael continues to translate and to teach Buddhist texts to many different audiences, in many facets. It is the aim of Asian Classics Institute to continue to make this material and teachings available to improve the lives of people in our communities and throughout the world.