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Friday’s library snapshot …

August 30, 2013

This little library here at Karma Guen was founded about 10 years ago with handful of books collected over the few years by a small group of Buddhists who had a dream to set up an Institute of Asian studies.  Now it has grown to accomodate of the function of  ITAS with almost 4000 books including many pechas.  It has now outgrown the original building and is to be rehoused soon.  These few pictures are quite unique because the ‘text room’ is ‘out of bounds’ simply because there is no room.  

So the books are kept a quiet seclusion; the beating heart of Buddhist knowledge written in nearly every tongue, genre and from any position, lineage and discipline.  Although most of the books are of an academic nature and for the study of Tibetan Buddhism and its language  ; there are other items of literature relating to other Asian ‘religions’ and culture.

The new library building is under construction; but when completed it will become part of the Buddhist retreat, where it is housed, a vibrant resource for many students not just of Buddhist studies but those on a personal spiritual/religious discovery.

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