Asian Classic Input Project (ACIP) discovers, preserves, translates and shares ancient wisdom for the modern age.
ACIP is a non-profit based in Sedona, Arizona directed by long-time teacher John Brady. Bringing together a creative team of scholars, engineers, scientists, translators, educators, and seekers, ACIP protects and make available to the world, wisdom treasures that are at risk from being lost to mankind forever. ACIP imagines and maintains an open and free digital library of wisdom texts, for a freer, happier, and informed world.
Four-Fold Guide to ACIP’s Journey
- Discover ancient wisdom texts.
- Seek out ancient texts from caves, libraries, and private collections around the world.
- Preserve global treasures and shared wisdom heritage, which the world is at risk of losing forever.
- ACIP seeks to dismantle this obstacle through careful preservation techniques and building and maintaining scanning and input centers throughout the world.
- Centers are located in India, Nepal and Mongolia.
- Photograph and digitally input Sanskrit, Tibetan and Newari texts into an open database.
- Share life-changing, great ideas of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Ancient Asian Wisdom Texts.
- Input centers share data with the world and an open sharing platform for scholars and translators.
- Provide a doorway for contemporary culture into ancient wisdom.
- Translation program in Sedona, Arizona disseminates into currently 5 different languages for the whole world to benefit.
- Decay or loss of ancient wisdom texts like manuscripts, and crumbling palm leaves from time, natural disasters, lack of awareness of the content.
- Books and ancient texts getting lost through new generations lack of awareness to its importance; natural destruction over time or earthquakes; cultural dissolution.
- Lack of updated preservation techniques in libraries, homes, caves, input centers.
- Lack of funding for input centers and ACIP volunteers and staff.
- Outdated technology in input centers.
Ancient Jewels to be Found
- Life changing Manuscripts and palm leaves containing words spoken by Buddha Shakyamuni, ancient Yoga and Ayurvedic texts.
- Missing texts and commentaries from the Kangyur and Tengyur.
When the ACIP Mission is Fulfilled
- There will be an open access library of preserved and correct texts dating back 2,500 years and more, available in sanskrit tibetan, hinduism, pali, english, russian, spanish, mongolian, chinese, french, german.
- Cross cultural possibilities of communication will open up to share cultural knowledge wealth and create harmony in the world as a result.
- YOU will have free access to well preserved steps to happiness, passed down for the past 2,500 years from teacher to student, from ancient palm-leaf to manuscript, to floppy disk to C.D. to your computer.
- Humanitarian needs are fulfilled by creating jobs in Mongolia, India, Nepal.
- Awareness is built in the world of the need to preserve ancient texts.
- Ancient truths are revealed to fulfill the part of you that seeks understanding of why things happen the way they do.
- Freedom through accessibility and truth.
ACIP realizes these objectives by fostering a management philosophy in our domestic and overseas offices that is compassionate and rewarding for all our staff, donors, suppliers, partners and users.