The Samye Library for World Religions
To transform some 12,000 books donated to Samye Ling over the last 30-40 years into a respectable library.
To support the Samye College and to provide a quiet place for study, reflection, and relaxation.
The Samye Library with new book shelves,Â February 2017
Existing:Â We are keeping all books that cover the subjects taught, studied and practised at Samye Ling. That is:- all forms of Buddhism; sacred books and philosophies connected with all world religions; psychology; philosophy; meditation; mindfulness training;Â art and architecture; Tibetan & herbal medicine; gardening & horticulture; all therapies; all forms of yoga and tai chi; culture and travel in Tibet and Buddhist countries; dictionaries and books in other languages; learning Tibetan; learning English.
We try to sell donated books not included in these categories such as holiday fiction and buy in books we need from sales, special offers etc. such as the complete set of The Treasury Of Knowledge.Â
Future: We are always looking for books in the above topics particularly those published this century.
We are always looking for donations so if you have any books in good condition you no longer need, and you would like others to benefit from them, we can give them a good home.
If you would like to sponsor a book or a series in any of the subjects listed above please contact us for information on what is needed.
Shambhala Publications can send us a box of their ânon-perfectâ editions for the cost of the postage. A box of Shambhala books from the USA costs $80.00, or ÂŁ50 including bank transfer and exchange.Â Would you like to contribute?
Cheques should be made payable to âROKPA TrustâÂ and posted to The Samye Library, Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre & Monastery, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway, DG13 0QL.
If you prefer to make a donation by credit card, Credit Card Payments can be taken in person or by phone at the Visitorâs Reception (013873 73232) Â Â or The Samye Ling Shop (013873 73337)
If you would like further information please contact Maggy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Thank You
We would like to say a âBIG THANK YOUâ to all the donors â past, present and future â for all the wonderful books and financial help.
Our particular thanks go toÂ The Buddha Education Foundation, Taiwan, for their wonderful donation of books in Tibetan, English and 8 other European languages. Their purpose is to print dharma books which they distribute FREE to interested individuals and organizations all over the world.
We are very grateful to the Swedenborg Society for their generous donation of books by and about Emanuel Swedenborg published by the Society
If you are a member of any group or organization, religious or secular, college or university you could contact them on our behalf regarding books that we may be able to include.