Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Resort59220159515
2 contributions
Aug 2019
I attended 3 months Tibetan basis course in last quarter of 2019. Teachers are very kind and patient.
I was the only Singaporean among the multi nationalities from Russia, Korea, Japan, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Italy, Brazil.. a mini UN. :) It was really fun. I look forward to my class every morning. If you plan to stay longer in Dharamsala, suggest you attend Tibetan class at this library. Enjoy ! Oops, don't miss the museum on level two.
Written 10 March 2020
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Sightsee737349
McLeod Ganj, India592 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This place preserves all the history of Tibet be it in the form of texts or sacred tibetan manuscripts . Its gives a good glimpse into the olden times
Written 24 January 2020
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Jennifer T
Singapore, Singapore146 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Excellent library of books and recordings as well as museum of precious items saved by individuals when they fled Tibet. Also a bookshop selling the books they published.
Written 19 June 2019
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Krishna S
Markham, Canada409 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
We visited this venue with a guide who was able to provide more information about the books. There are nice postcards and books on sale at very god prices. The museum upstairs is beautiful and worth a visit.
Written 31 March 2019
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Footprints727663
987 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
I went to Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. With artifacts and manuscripts that date back to the 12th century, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is one the pioneering institutions in the study and research of Buddhism. It is great place to go.
Written 24 March 2019
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,168 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
While visiting "Little Lhasa, we had the opportunity to go to the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives that houses thousands of objects that had been hidden away from the Chinese upon their invasion and ultimately transported over the Himalayas by pack mule and upon people's backs. These have been houses in a climate controlled building and painstakingly restored and placed on display. These include ritual dress, masks, mandalas as both two-dimensional paintings and three-dimentional works of art, scriptures and photos of Tibetans in worship and traditional life work.

We were able to secure special entrance to a locked vault room where a monk-librarian showed us boxes of manuscripts and hand-painted scriptures wrapped in muslin cloth for protection. He proceeded to unwrap one so that we could view the unbound individual pages. He also obliged us with the reading and translation of a passage in the sing-song Tibetan language that is the only language with diacritical markings (letters) that provide sound to the text.

We were most appreciative of this honor which is not usually extended to foreigners much less anyone else other than researchers and educators who come to study the texts on site. This was the highlight of our visit to the archive center. However, the museum type displays that are open to the public are well worth the visit
Written 11 January 2019
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enigmaiyer
India116 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is a 30 min walk from HH Dalai Lama temple and amidst Tibetan settlement. It houses a decent museum on first floor with friendly staff. There is also a good cafe outside which serves food at reasonable prices.
Written 1 January 2019
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Jon7800
Jamaica55 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
A relatively small but interesting location to visit. An hour should be more than enough. The place was very quiet when we visited.
Written 5 November 2018
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durham05
Durham, UK1,235 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Enjoyed my visit here. Relatively small museum with some ancient objects brought with the Tibetan's out of exile. Much of the objects, though, were modern reproductions. Enjoyed learning out the Tibetan culture. Nice cafe just ouiside.
Written 29 October 2018
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San_YSY
Singapore, Singapore188 contributions
Sept 2018 • Solo
This is a must-visit spot in Dharamsala. The Library is a 10-15 min car ride from the Main Temple (150 rupees). It housed a really beautiful museum (small entry fee applies) with stunning ancient statues.
Written 10 September 2018
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