Tuesday, October 07, 2008

TBRC Donates Manuscript Collection to RYI

On Saturday, September 27, Gene Smith from the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) in New York visited Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery to donate a complete copy of the digital scans currently held by TBRC.

The scans, which were donated on a computer hard drive, encompass a total of 4000 volumes of classical Tibetan text including all the words of the Buddha (the Kangyur) and their Indian commentaries (the Tengyur). In addition, the collection contains all the central texts for the study and practice traditions upheld by the monks and lamas at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling.

TBRC has donated its scanned holdings to both the monastery and the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and this is sure to become a wonderful resource for both monks and laypeople at these institutions as they study the richness and depth of the Buddhist textual tradition. The scans were received by Chökyi Nyima in a ceremony in the main temple at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.

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