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 Chang has been a dedicated student of Three Jewels for over a decade, studying with beloved teacher John Stillwell. She is the founder of UME and UME Unite, a socially conscious goods brand, and the founder and creative director of Black Paper Design. Jee has an elegant, modern approach to teaching that is both relatable and inspiring.