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When China invaded Tibet in 1959 they burned all the Tibetan books and art they could find.  So many books were burned that the fires lasted for months.

Today the remaining Tibetan books and art are those items smuggled out by refugees as they fled over the snowy mountain passes.   These items are essential to the Tibetan culture and way of life that has been destroyed in their homeland.

Dharma Publishing and their supporters are doing their best to obtain copies of these ancient texts and art objects to reproduce them for distribution to Tibetan libraries around the world.  Will you help us?

     
DONATE

Gain positive karma by helping to restore Tibetan libraries around the world through your donation. 

  
VOLUNTEER

Learn valuable trade skills by volunteering to help recreate Tibetan Books.

 


RECREATE

Read about the 130 production steps it takes to recreate a Tibetan Book.

  
DISTRIBUTE

Recreated Tibetan books are distributed yearly at the World Peace Ceremony.

               

"The whole point of our work, to preserve the Tibetan culture, is to put the precious teachings of the Dharma in the hands of the monks, nuns, lamas, and Tibetans in Exile.  

They are the hope for the future."
  ...
TarthangTulku


Adopt a Book is rebulding the Tibetan libraries around the world through the preservation and distribution of the Tibetan sacred books and art.

You can help in two ways:
   *  Volunteer your time to work on the books and art as they are being reproduced
   *  Donations can support one single book or many copies of a sacred text.