Studies and Practice
We are an international group of dharma students,
studying and practicing Buddhist Classics under the
guidance of our teacher Lama Dvora-Hla.
Our programs are offered free of charge, and are open to
all who are interested.
Teachings are presented in a way that is immediately
relevant to the students' daily reality, while being
deeply rooted in classical Buddhist scriptures that were
preserved by the ancient lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
The teachings are intended to contribute to our
happiness and to the happiness of others, through a
personal experience of the world-view of
Mahayana-dharma, and their ultimate goal is to bring us
closer to enlightenment.
The material we study in our courses parallels the
material covered in the curriculum of Tibetan Buddhist
monasteries of the Gelugpa tradition, which upon
completion award the successful monk with a Geshe degree
(somewhat parallel to a Doctor of Philosophy). This
course of study is now being offered in the West through
our courses and meditation modules.
The program provides a comprehensive and thorough study
of the open teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, and prepares
its students to the study of Buddhist Tantra. When
practiced under the guidance of a qualified teacher,
Buddhist Tantra is considered the quick path to total
enlightenment, allowing full attainment of Buddhahood
even in this lifetime.
First of its kind in the West, This program was compiled
by Geshe Michael Roach, an American-born Tibetan
Buddhist monk, who was among the first Westerners to
complete the entire course of studies in a Tibetan
Buddhist monastery, and receive the title of Geshe.
Inspired by his lama, Ken Rinpoche Geshe Losang Tarchin,
former abbot of the renowned Sera Mey monastery, Geshe
Michael started the Asian Classics Institute in New
York, and had trained a group of teachers who now offer
the ACI courses throughout the world.
It is extremely rare in this world to meet original
dharma teachings coming from a pure and authentic
tradition, that are delivered through a spiritual
lineage of highly attained teachers. We are grateful for
the opportunity to receive those teaching and for the
possibilities that those teachings hold for us.
We are grateful to our teacher Lama Dvora who is
providing us with continued guidance, with much wisdom,
a rare talent for teaching, with endless enthusiasm and
We will do our best to be worthy of this precious gift.
This site was established as an expression of this
sentiment. Its purpose is to serve as a place to meet
and exchange information between friends who study and
practice dharma, and as a place to find materials and
texts in English and Tibetan. It will also provide
information about activities and teachings by
Our activities are made possible through donations, and
all teachings and supporting efforts are done by the
kindness of volunteers.
If you wish to receive more information please join our
mailing list, or you may
all beings be freed of all suffering,
and may they never be without the highest happiness:
the happiness of freedom