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. Works have now commenced and are due to be completed by the end of 2022.
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) – chair; 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 aims to encourage study and research in the areas of science, philosophy and religion by making its resources and facilities available to scholars, researchers and the public. The Library aims to provide:
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If you wish to use the Library, please fill out this Membership Application and bring it to the Library to activate your membership. All members must read and agree to the Membership and Loans Policy.
The Library is currently located in a two-room building near The Great Stupa Visitor Centre. Our long term plan is to expand the current Library into a multi-level building, incorporating an Interpretive Centre and kiosk.
Tuesday 1:00pm to 4:00pm
For enquiries regarding The Great Stupa Library, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 3 5446 7568.
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: email@example.com
Account Name: The Great Stupa Library Limited
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 161 956 750
Reference: General donation