Library & Museum

A project on the Library and Museum of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Purpose and Environment:

Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies at Du Khor Choe Ling is based in Ithaca, NY. The complex is situated on 28 acres of forest and fields, a quiet and peaceful setting just three miles south of the city. Ithaca is also home to two institutions of higher learning, Cornell University and Ithaca College. Combined these schools serve over 35,000 students.
After considerable discussion and debate, our parent monastery in Dharamsala and Namgyal-Ithaca agreed that this diverse university community would be an ideal location for a library and museum dedicated to the vision and works of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The Abbot and Executive Council of Namgyal-India received the plans for this new project with genuine appreciation. On the 28th of April, 2016, His Holiness reviewed the proposal and gave his consent to proceed, naming the new educational institution, The Library and Museum of the 14th Dalai Lama. .
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We are pleased to announce that Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies has been chosen as the official site of the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Library and Museum(DLLM). This will protect the legacy of the Dalai Lama and all that he represents to many millions of people throughout the world. Its primary mission is as a learning center for scholars and practitioners of all faiths, as well as scientists,educators, and philosophers of all disciplines.The main purposes are:
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Letters of Support

These letters from Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are in support of the campaign for Library and Museum of His Holiness. Click on the link below to see the original letters.
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