The Three Jewels functions as a Meditation, Yoga, Dharma, and Outreach Center for the community. The Three Jewels offers a variety of Yogic styles from many traditions, which compliment our Formal Study Courses and informal drop-in classes. We hold special events and teachings from an array of resident and visiting masters and scholars in many areas of study and practice. Our store has expanded to include more books, as well as Buddhist and Yoga accessories. Teachers, practitioners, and groups are encouraged to rent one of our accommodating spaces at very reasonable rates.
Story of the Three Jewels
Geshe Michael Roach and Ani Thupten, both students of Khen Rimpoche, provided the conceptual framework for the original The Three Jewels. Established in 1996 at 211 East 5th Street, amidst the youthful and vibrant backdrop of New York’s East Village, The Three Jewels functioned as a “drop-in” Dharma Center where one could get a cup of tea, surf the web, borrow or purchase precious texts, meditate, escape the “noise” of daily life for a few hours, and discuss spiritual or personal matters of importance to themselves and others.
The original storefront closed its doors in July of 2004 to make way for the more spacious multipurpose loft, located at 61 Fourth Ave, Third Floor, which currently houses The Three Jewels.
The Three Jewels Outreach Center was established to reach out to those in need of love, guidance, and spirituality through meditation, yogic practice, dharma teaching, and hands-on serving of the community.
Affiliations and Partnership
The Three Jewels is administered by a Board consisting of senior Asian Classics Institute students and managed by younger ACI students. Three Jewels continues its past traditions of offering Dharma, Meditation, Outreach, a Lending Library, and Bookstore. The Three Jewels works with other Worldview organizations, including the Asian Classics Institute, which holds classes at The Three Jewels.