The Great Stupa Library was the vision of Lama Yeshe who saw the Library as a vital part of The Great Stupa. His Holiness the Dalai Lama encouraged us to develop the Library as a centre to encourage wider research, study and discussion on Buddhism, science and other religions and contemplative philosophies (see the Library Mission Statement below).
The Great Stupa Library was established in 2016 with a focus on Buddhism, Science and interfaith harmony. In 2022, the Stupa received funding from the Victorian State Government to build a new library inside the Great Stupa. This together with an endowment from the Ribush family, enabled the library to be officially opened in April 2023.
A Library Advisory Committee provides governance and direction for the Library. The members of the committee are: Jon Breukel (BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Lib) – Alison Ribush (former Director of Tara Institute and Mandala Books); and Barbara Rozmus (BA, Grad Dip Lib, Grad Cert Mngt), a professional librarian who currently oversees the library.
As outlined in the Mission Statement, the Library encourages study and research in the areas of Buddhism and the interface between faith and science, world religion and interfaith dialogue, by making its resources and facilities available to scholars, researchers and the public. The Library aims to provide:
11:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday and Thursday
If you wish to leave a donation for The Great Stupa Library, please do so via the bank details below. Donations made to the library that are $2 or more are tax deductible; if you require a receipt please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Account Name: The Great Stupa Library Limited
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 161 956 750
Reference: General donation
For enquiries regarding the Great Stupa Library,
please email: email@example.com or call +61 3 5446 7568.