How can you borrow the books? Where do the proceeds from sales of books go? These questions and more are answered here...
Proceeds from book sales in our Dharma shop
All 'profit' from the sale of books in our Dharma shop goes directly into our library. This is because any money made from the Dharma must be spent on the Dharma - things like offerings to the lamas, pujas, or Dharma books - but never on worldly things like paying the bills. We have the normal mark-up on books (even a little less than other shops) and manage to buy about one book for our library for every three sold. This way, we can keep our library up-to-date, as well as invest in rare or highly specialised but important Dharma texts. And as Eddie regularly haunts the second-hand bookshops, he has permission from the committee to purchase whatever Dharma books the library might need. This way, we can purchase many more titles than if we just bought new.
Donations from friends and members
Our other major source of books is from donations made by friends or members of the centre. If people are moving house, going overseas or just moving on, they donate their Dharma books so that they can continue to be of benefit to others. You will find a large proportion of our library - maybe even a quarter - is donated. Please remember us when your life circumstances change! Even if we have the book already, we can pass it on a to a needy and appreciative member on your behalf.