ITHACA’S NAMGYAL MONASTERY WILL BUILD THE FIRST DALAI LAMA LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTER
Ithaca, New York’s Namgyal Monastery, the North American Seat of the Dalai Lama’s personal monastery, announced on Thursday that it would build the first ever Dalai Lama Library and Learning Center, and is starting a fundraising campaign with the goal of $5 million. The Learning Center will be a 9,240-square-foot physical space and virtual repository of all the works of the current and previous Dalai Lamas. It will also offer free and low-cost classes, meditations, and talks. “Our vision – one that is supported and shared by the Dalai Lama – is to encourage genuine human interconnection and unity in an increasingly divided world,” Tenzin Choesang, President of Namgyal Monastery, said in a press release.