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  • For Immediate Release: January 30, 2009

    Asian Classics Institute of LA Presents
    “Where is Your Spiritual Partner?”
    Two Rare Talks With Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally
    Plus LA Release Party For Their New Book
    King of the Dharma: The Illustrated Life Of Je Tsongkapa, Teacher of the First Dalai Lama
    Friday, February 20 & Saturday, February 21, 2009

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Classics Institute of LA (ACI-LA) is thrilled to present two rare talks by world-renowned spiritual teachers, Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally. On Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2009 they will present “Where is Your Spiritual Partner?” from 7:00 – 9:30pm. Join Buddhist monk, Geshe Michael and Lama Christie as they use ancient spiritual texts to explore how to make love work in the 21st century. Learn how to find the perfect partner for you and reach a higher level of happiness with them. Following the teaching on Saturday night, stay for the Los Angeles release party and book signing for their new book, King of the Dharma: The Illustrated Life Of Je Tsongkapa, Teacher of the First Dalai Lama (www.jetsongkapathebook.com). ACI-LA, located near LAX, will hold both night’s events at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester (6700 West 83rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045). The events are free but you must RSVP at www.aci-la.org/SpiritualPartners.html. These teachings are jointly hosted by the Asian Classics Institute of LA and the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in a spirit of shared wisdom between all faiths of the world. Both nights will be webcast live at www.ustream.tv/channel/SpiritualPartners. For more information on ACI-LA please visit www.aci-la.org.

    Geshe Michael and Lama Christie explore ancient wisdom on finding and keeping a Spiritual Partner. A physical relationship is fine. Love is even better. But throw in the soul, and the other two move to a whole higher plane. The Spiritual Partners teachings draw on thousand-year old texts from India and Tibet, and the New Testament. One of the main texts to be used will be that of Je Tsongkapa (1357 – 1419), teacher of His Holiness the First Dalai Lama. These teachings explain how you can help turn your relationship into a spiritual one, or help you find your spiritual mate. Both wise and applicable, these instruction on how to make relationships work here in the 21st Century will inspire and educate.

    Geshe Michael and Lama Christie’s new book, King of the Dharma: The Illustrated Life Of Je Tsongkapa, Teacher of the First Dalai Lama, illustrates the inspiring life of this seminal spiritual teacher born in the 14th century, by presenting and preserving a set of scroll paintings known as the Tsongkapa Eighty. Brought out of Tibet by the family of the present Dalai Lama as they fled the Chinese on March 10, 1959, this set of 15 scroll paintings, in more than 200 intricate scenes, depicts the life story of a person that many people believe will become just as important to the world as Jesus or Moses or Mohammed.

    The present Dalai Lama’s family gave the scrolls to Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin, founder of Rashi Gempil Ling, the oldest Tibetan Temple in the US – where they hang to this day. The entire sticker price of King of the Dharma goes to support this Temple, located in Howell, New Jersey, and its monks in order to maintain this historic legacy for the benefit of future generations of spiritual seekers. Retailing for $108.00, this 472-page, 12 x 15″, coffee-table book, fifteen-year in-the-making, seems incredibly priceless. Learn more about this extraordinary book at www.jetsongkapathebook.com, and celebrate its release following the second night of Geshe Michael and Lama Christie’s Spiritual Partners talks in February. It will be available for purchase both nights.

    Lama Christie McNally is a translator and professor of ancient sacred texts at Diamond Mountain University. She has published the popular Essential Yoga Sutra with Doubleday/Random House, and in 2003 became one of the first Americans to complete the traditional Tibetan 3-year silent retreat.

    Geshe Michael Roach is the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk to be awarded the title of Geshe (equivalent to a PhD), after more than 20 years of study in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. He is the author of the international best-selling book on managing your life and your business, The Diamond Cutter.

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    For more information, images or to set up interviews with ACI-LA spokesperson Lindsay Crouse, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Hasty at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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