bibliothèques christian jacon citation“ A library is a place of dialogue with the past, of creation and of innovation,
and the conservation only has meaning as a catalyst of information and a motor of knowledge."


Preserving to render accessible

Dharmachakra Mudra

The mission of the Dhagpo Kagyu Library is to preserve a unique Buddhist corpora often threatened to disappear and to search for dispersed texts sometimes reprinted in very small number in Tibet, India, China or elsewhere in the world. If preservation is capital, it does not constitute the final goal: the goal is to make this knowledge accessible to the greatest number of people.

The book, whether it is in its traditional form or a modern format, has always been a powerful instrument in diffusing knowledge. Buddhist texts, which vehicle human values and universal principles, can bring responses to questions and current needs in the West in a multitude of multitude of areas: education, medicine, psychology, etc.

An Exceptional Collection Comes to Dhagpo’s Library!

Several years ago, Shamar Rinpoche asked Dhagpo’s library to acquire a unique collection. That of the Kangyur (the collection of the Buddha’s words) and the Tengyur (the various commentaries written by Indian teachers of the past) in the Tibetan language.
An identical collection arrived at almost the same time at the Kundreul Ling Library and can already be found at the KIBI and Sri Diwakar Libraries in India.
Such a collection is the heart of the library. In a way, it constitutes all there is to know.


une base de données sur mesure

The library uses the new information technologies to manage its document storage. An information base was specifically designed, in open-source, in order to respond to the specific needs of the documentary collection. It inventories and catalogues all the documents that the library possesses, as well as constitutes a knowledge base in which all the works are scrutinized, gone through for a maximum amount of information details. The catalogues can then be generated by author, document title, theme, editor, etc. This specialized tool enables a more precise and complete research.

Surf in the bata base

a propos des karchak The Tibetan texts, in their traditional form, almost never propose any table of contents which help for a quick and easy search into a text that can be composed of thousands of pages. The library will upload on a regular basis karchaks (dkar chag) or table of contents of the collections that are acquired.      

Have a look at karchaks

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