Beside our regular work on preserving Tibetan and Buddhist culture the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives holds different and unique projects to gather and share specific knowledge.


Intensive Translation Training

In the wake of the new millennium and the ongoing struggle Tibetans stand face to face with two major challenges: firstly, to sustain their unique identity through the preservation of their distinct culture and religion, and secondly to begin to embrace modern science and technology and seek to excel in these areas for the betterment of Tibet and the world [...]

Published on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 07:26

Narthang Digitization of Buddhist Teachings

In 2003, the LTWA embarked upon yet another important preservation project: the digitization of the Narthang Edition of the Kangyur and Tengyur, one of the oldest and rarest manuscripts in the library.

Published on Monday, 19 July 2010 19:27

Sung Bum - preserving the teachings of the Dalai Lamas

Given the fame and greatness of His Holiness’ physical deeds, verbal teachings and mental thoughts and having thrived to its optimal extent, the LTWA feels it is time to contribute in its own way by preserving the priceless teachings and speeches.

Published on Monday, 19 July 2010 19:28

National Mission for collecting and preserving Manuscripts

Initiated by the Government of India in 2003 the National Mission for Manuscripts aims to survey, document, preserve and catalogue manuscripts, and provide access to these manuscripts through digitization and publication, thus promote scholarship and research. LTWA has been a partner in this program and was appointed as one of the Resource Centres. This endeavour is fully funded by the Government of India.

Published on Monday, 19 July 2010 19:28

Digitisation of films (16mm)

At present we have over 50 films of 16mm in our archive shot in 70s & 80s, capturing the Tibetan life in exile during that period. These films have some of the rare footage of the early life in exile and digitalizing them will make the valuable footages available to a wider audience and will enrich the collection of that period. Due to lack of financial resources, we have not been able to digitize them so far and with this grant, we would be able to digitize the much necessary rare footages captured in these old films.

Published on Saturday, 04 September 2010 11:07

Your support for the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) will help bring the unparalleled resources of LTWA to the world and to meet the costs of providing open access to our great center of culture and learning. By supporting the Library, you can become a part of this important mission.

If you would like to make a financial or in-kind donation to the library please contact us at:

The Director
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives,
Gangchen Kyishong
Dharamsala 176215, H.P., India



Science Education Program

The LTWA monastic science initiative began in 1999 at the behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It aims to introduce and inculcate the wisdom of modern science in monastic [...]

Academic Exchange Program

The Library of Tibetan Works of Archives is actively working to develop relationships with world-class academic institutions around the globe to encourage the exchange of cultural materials and other resources.

Museum Renovation

Over the years, the Library has gone through a lot of changes and growth. During this time, we have initiated and a variety of projects related to the active expansion [...]