Songtsen Library

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Libr001Songtsen Library functions as a non-political institution. Besides its aim to collect and preserve books on Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, it is also engaged in research and publication on various subjects related to Tibet and the Himalayas. The institution is named after the 33rd Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo (617-650). The building's architecture is inspired by Yumbu Lhakar (yum bu lha mkhar), Tibet’s oldest known building, popularly known as Tibet's first castle, predating the era of Songsten Gampo.

Songtsen Library has received official recognition as a Research Resource Center for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies by Hemwati Nandan Bahugana Gharwal University in Srinagar, Uttarankhand.

The Library is located on a beautiful and tranquil peace of land. The stillness of the place is very conducive to study, and there is excellent modern accomodation for students, visiting scholars, researchers, and guests.

For detailed information please visit the Songtsen Library website.

ABOUT BUDDHA
The Birth of Buddha
Buddha's Renunciation
In Search of Truth
Turning the Wheel of Dharma
Buddha's Parinirvana
Buddha's Teachings

ABOUT DHARMA
Buddhadharma
Dharmawheel
The Four Noble Truth
Dharma Practice


BUDDHIST BELIEFS
What is the Mind?
Reincarnation
Karma
Renunciation
Loving Kindness and Compassion

ABOUT VAJRAYANA
What is Vajrayana?
Why Practice Vajrayana?
Authentic Vajrayana
Levels of Vajrayana
Attachment and Vajrayana
HOW TO MEDITATE
What to Meditate On
Sitting in Meditation
Preparing for Meditation
The Meditation Session
A Meditation Schedule

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