alldmn - 7th October 2021

Michael Roach

Michael Roach serves on the board of the Asian legacy Library as founder of the Asian Classics Input Project. ACIP was created in 1987 in order to preserve and digitize the timeless wisdom texts of Asia, primarily in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is a graduate of Princeton University and as a high school senior, the recipient of the Presidential Scholars Medallion.

Michael was the first American to complete the Buddhist geshe degree, or Masters of Buddhism, from Sera Mey Monastery in South India.

As a director and founding member of the Andin International Diamond Corporation, Michael helped grow the company from three employees to eventually being sold in 2009 to Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, after achieving over $250 million USD in sales.

In addition to authoring numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life, he is the founder of multiple global teaching organizations based on the principles found in the ancient and timeless wisdom traditions of Asia.

In 2019, the Asian Classics Input Project ceased operations, and donated its significant corpus of preservation work to the Asian Legacy Library.

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