Share the Dharmasponsor a book to a public or prison library
Library and Prison Book Project
Help us Reach 100 Libraries
The Rimé Institute developed Khentrul Rinpoche's book series Unveiling Your Sacred Truth and the commentary the Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path over many years. As time went on, we have improved the editions. We still have some early editions in our storage unit that would be of more benefit to sentient beings. Help us send these early English language editions of Khentrul Rinpoche's books to libraries and prisons throughout the English and Chinese speaking world. We will offer all the books for free. We need help covering the cost of shipping the English books to the prisons and library throughout Australia, USA, Canada, and New Zealand. If there is an additional English speaking Library location you would like to donate a book to, just let us know with your donation. The Chinese books we are still determining the locations.
Why include prison libraries?
The Kalachakra Tantra says that even those who have committed the 5 heinous crimes can learn to practice Kalachakra and take the initiation. Everyone has Buddha-nature and therefore has the potential to realize their own nature. We want to make sure that as many people as possible have access to these teachings either through a public library system or prison library system. Everyone who has interest and potential should be able to come into contact with the Dharma. Research also shows that people who come into contact with spirituality and religious training in prison are less likely to commit crimes once released and therefore less likely to return to prison.
Sponsoring the shipping cost of texts helps you share the Dharma. Bringing the Dharma to sentient beings that did not before have access to the written text, helps you purify the negativities of speech.