The library is staffed by volunteers and open for a few hours each month. Opening hours for September 2023 – December 2023:
1st Friday of month 12pm – 2pm (6/10, 3/11 & 1/12)
1st Saturday of month 10am – 12pm (2/9, 7/10, 4/11 & 2/12)
3rd Saturday of month 10am – 12pm (16/9, 21/10, 18/11 & 16/12)
Hours may change in the future once we gauge interest.
The library is located in the Goulds Natural Medicine building, 71-73 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000. Go up the laneway, door on the left and up the stairs to the top floor.
The library consists of a collection of over 1000 items donated over forty years since the inception of Tashi Choling Dharma Foundation. Publications cover a range of subjects including Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Bodhicitta, Meditation, Theravada Buddhism, Sacred texts, Monastic life, Lam-Rim, Western Buddhism, Vipassana, Compassion, Mantra/Chant/Prayer and Karma to name a few.
The collection is predominantly books, but also includes a range of DVDs, CDs including sound recordings of teachings as well as music, and periodicals including popular titles such as Tricycle.
The library holdings can be viewed as a list for browsing in two formats:
- By author here
- By broad subject here
- A small recommended reading list is also available, especially for those readers seeking an introduction to various topics.
- A brief glossary of broad subjects for subjects requiring a summary of their meaning or content
Please read the Lending terms and conditions
If you are a Member of TCDF and wish to borrow items from the collection, please complete the application form below.
Non-members of TCDF with an interest in Buddhism may also borrow items from the collection for a $30 annual subscription fee. Please complete the application form below and pay your subscription fee:
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account name: Tashi Choling Dharma Foundation
Account Number: 28042904
Non-members will receive a confirmation email once your application and payment have been processed.
Queries and further information please email: email@example.com