Knowledge Base is about sharing a new view of the world which can make
you successful in every aspect of life. Its basic tenet is that our
reality is shaped by the how well we take care of others. Acts of
kindness towards others create seeds in the mind that determine
everything about the people and the world around us, as reflected in
everything from our finances, health, and partner, on up to happiness,
peace of mind, and enlightenment itself.
Our work begins with
original scriptures and ends in fun, modern courses. First we partner
with friends at the Asian Classics Input Project (ACIP) to locate the
original ancient texts, and preserve them digitally for future
generations. Next we translate these texts into English and other modern
languages in an accurate and readable form. These translations are
taught to ordinary members of society in courses, public talks,
seminars, and trainings that help real people with every part of their
life: their job, their partner, their family, their health, and their
inner spiritual life. The Knowledge Base team then records audio, video
and creates transcriptions of all these teachings which are then
archived and published here for the world to use free of charge.
Knowledge Base is an ongoing project to preserve and publish the life
work of Geshe Michael Roach, one of the modern world's most prolific
teachers of Buddhism, yoga and meditation.
The Knowledge Base
Archive currently contains over 7,000 hours of teachings by Geshe
Michael Roach and his senior teachers in twenty-four languages, and more
than 12,000 pages of original translations, books and course materials. If you were to listen to a single class per day, it would take you over nine years to hear everything!
In August of 2010, The Knowledge Base was launched
featuring hundreds of classes and thousands of pages of translations.
This is an ongoing project and every week we will publish at least one
new course. Please keep checking back for new content and enhancements.
Geshe Michael Roach is the first American to have been awarded the
degree of Geshe, or Master of Buddhism, after more than 20 years of
study in Tibetan monasteries. Over the last 30 years he has taught over
3,000 classes, and translated more than 10,000 pages of Tibetan and
Sanskrit literature. His numerous books have been translated into over
30 languages, and he has trained hundreds of teachers from all over the