Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Branch in Seattle
|The following article is from the Spring, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
Under the direction of H.H. Jagdal Dagchen Sakya, a Head Lama of the Sakya tradition, a branch of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is being established in Seattle, Washington.
This new library, which will serve the Tibetan community, members of the Sakya Monastery, and the general public, will become an important resource for the preservation of the Tibetan tradition. It will include collections on Tibetan Buddhism, art, history, language as well as Tibet's unique medical system. As one of the principal respositories for Buddhist and Tibetan texts in the West, it will provide a rich educational, cultural, and spiritual resource to North America.
The estimated cost of the planned library building is $62,900. An addition to Sakya Monastery will be made to house this collection and will include a reading area, display space for thangkas and Tibetan artifacts, a tape collection, and an adjacent courtyard meditation garden.
Sakya Monastery welcomes your volunteer help and financial assistance for this project. Please contact: Sakya Monastery Library Project, 108 N.W. 83rd St., Seattle, Washington 98117, 206-789-2573.
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