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Welcome to His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama Library and Learning Center 

Educational and Cultural Institution for the Promotion of Human Values

The Vision

Educational and cultural institution which aims to preserve the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Center of learning to promote human values- compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self- discipline.

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The Mission

As a primary education function, the institution brings Buddhist Philosophy and Science together to fosters dialogue and study the science of mind and consciousness. 

With hopes to promote a culture of peace and compassion to the world.

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Dalai Lama Library and Learning Center is Under Construction

Located in Ithaca, New York on the grounds of the Namgyal Monastery – His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s official North American seat – the Dalai Lama Library and Learning Center will be a hub for learning and promoting compassion and shared human values, attracting students, scholars, spiritual, civic and business leaders and practitioners of all faiths. The Library will serve as a central repository for all the works for the current and previous Dalai Lamas, and a place for study and exploration for scholars and the public.

The Learning Center will be a physical space as well as virtual destination (via its website) for people across North America, and the world, offering free and low-cost programming including classes, talks, seminars, meditation and more.

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Message behind the Mission

"We preserve His Holiness the Dalai Lama's old teachings and books on ethics.
Through that [the library and learning center], we will educate our young
generations to love, compassion, and tolerance."

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Birth of the Idea

To serve the needs of all people through education and empowerment, the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, NY and Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, India agreed on a plan to build a library and a museum, dedicated to the powerful teachings of non-sectarian Buddhism. This step towards realizing the great visions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as well as a gesture of repaying a tiny portion of his compassion was enough for the Abbot and the Executive Council of Namgyal Monastery to receive this plan with genuine appreciation, dedication, and happiness. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his consent on April 28, 2016 to create The Library, Learning Center and Museum of the 14th Dalai Lama.