The ASF Alumni Newsletter connects our community with upcoming events, news and class reunion updates.

December 2018


Open Call


ASF Talks Keynote Speaker: Tony Karam

Marco Antonio Karam is the founder of Tibet House Mexico, one of the most important specialists and disseminators of Tibetan culture and spirituality in the Spanish speaking world and part of our community. He is a direct disciple of the Dalai Lama and an ASF dad! In the next edition of ASF Talks, on March 20, we will have the privilege of hearing about his journey and about the 2019 ASF Talks theme: Dreams.

After an extensive academic training in Tibet, Nepal and the United States, during which he established a relationship with some of the most prominent Tibetologists and Lamas from various traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Marco Antonio Karam founded Tibet House Mexico. The House has the recognition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Central Tibetan Administration in exile the Tibet Office in Washington, and the Office of Tibet in New York. The Tibet House Mexico is the first official cultural representation of the Tibetan people and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for Mexico and Latin America.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, (Nobel Peace Prize, 1989), visited Mexico in July 1989, in order to inaugurate Tibet House Mexico and participate in an international forum on global priorities. Since then, under Marco Antonio's leadership, Tibet House Mexico has brought His Holiness the Dalai Lama on four separate occasions, as well as organized visits, talks and courses by the greatest Lamas, spiritual leaders and Buddhist personalities from all over the world, such as His Holiness the Karmapa XVII Trinley Thaye Dorje, His Holiness Karmapa XVI Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, Shamar Rinpoche Mipham Chökyi Lödro, Lama Ole Nydahl, Richard Gere, Geshe Sopa, Geshe Sherab Thabkey, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Lama Pema Wangdak, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Nedo Rinpoche, Ven. Thubten Wangchen and Lobsang Sangay, among many others.


In Memoriam


Lara Arévalo ('06)


We will always remember her smile, her joyful spirit and beautiful personality. Thank you, Lara, for teaching us about humility and strength and for sharing your kindness in our community. You will be deeply missed.


Paul Williams


You touched the life of many in our school and we were privileged to have you as a mentor, a teacher and a guide during our years at ASF.


Do you have a favorite memory of Paul Williams as a teacher, administrator or executive director? Send your story to for us to publish on social media.



Thank You to Our Community


Holiday Bazaar


Click here to read a publication about this year's Holiday Bazaar. Thank you to everyone who participated! 


Upcoming Events


Run for Education

March 10, 2019 

ASF Talks

March 20, 2019

ASF Alumni Social Media Channels

(Updates and Class Reunion Pics)


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Mexico City, Mexico 01120

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