The Buddhist Book Project Poland has three major objectives:

1. Collecting world literature on Buddhism, including original texts and scholarly works

2. Creation of an information centre, which will present the world's accomplishments in the area of Buddhist studies

3. Developing activities promoting the project, the book collection, and the philosophy of Buddhism. This goal is achieved through organisation of conferences, lectures, exhibitions and publishing activities

The project has been undertaken by the Pomeranian Library, one of the most modern scholarly libraries in Poland.

The official inauguration of the project took place in May 2000. It was attended by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the XIVth Dalai Lama of Tibet. In his inauguration speech he said:

"I am extremely happy, that the priceless and ancient knowledge will find its home in this magnificent, modern library". During the inauguration His Holiness donated two sutras: "The Diamond Cutter Sutra" and 'The Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses". We hope that this gave birth to an important Buddhist book collection in Europe.

In September 2001 His Holiness the Dalai Lama kindly accepted to be the patron of the Buddhist Book Project Poland.

Patronage of His Holiness The Dalailama Tenzin Gyatso

We receive support and gifts from all over the world. In short time we were able to collec over 10.000 volumes and it is not unlikely that we will sustain that rate of growth in the near future also.

The book collection is intended to be used by foreign readers also. The geographical location of the city of Szczecin makes it easily accessible for guests from abroad. This unique book collection creates an opportunity for the city to became a significant European centre of Buddhist studies and research.

We will be grateful for any help allowing us to continue The Buddhist Book Project Poland.


"Academia Buddhica" is a series of lectures meant to present both Buddhism in its various aspects and the project itself along with its book collection. The meetings which started in September 2000 gather a substantial number of attendees and frequently become a forum for lengthy and interesting discussions. Thus, they prove the need for such meetings.

"Academia" invites both Polish and foreign guests who are well recognised in the field of Buddhist studies. After a series of introductory lectures we would wish to organise such meetings on a more regular basis, which would enable to give a much more systematic lecture. We intend to publish a special fascicule titled "Bibliotheca Buddhica Polonica" which would include the content of our lectures. In the future we would also like to present ful texts of the lectures, which would be available on our web site.










We would wish to express our gratitude directed to all the people and institutions, without whose generosity our project could not have developed as successfully as it has. It is thanks to their support that we were able to gather over 5 thousand books.


Altea Publishing, Forres, Scotland.
Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, Gaddesden, England. Amitabha Buddhist Society of USA, Sunnyuvale, USA. Anjian Australia, Mt Waverley, Australia. Asian Classics Input Project, Gaithersburg, USA. Association Zen Internationale, Paris, France. Aukana Trust, Wiltshire, England. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wiedeń, Austria. Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, USA. Beyerlein & Steinschulte, Herrnschrot, Germany. BIONA Books, Shawnee, USA. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, West Hollywood, USA. Restauracja "Bombay", Szczecin, Poland. Bhavana Society, High View, USA. Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Buddhist Wortal mahajana.net, Wrocław, Poland. Buddhist Churches of America, San Francisco, USA. Buddhist Mission "Three Refuges", Szczecin, Poland. Buddhist Yogi Chen's Community, El Cerrito, USA. Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, Tokjo, Japan.
Cafe Galerya, Szczecin, Polska.
Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala, India. Chagdud Rigdzin Ling, Junction City, USA. Chödzong, Buddhistisches Zentrum, Fürth, Germany. Claire Lumiere, Saint Cannot, France. Comunita Dzogchen, Merigar, Italy. Concord Grove Press, Santa Barbara, USA. Dechen Choeling, St Yrieix sous Aixe, France. Dechen Community Manchester, England.
Deshappriya Jayasuriya, Edison, USA.
Dharma Communications, Mt. Tremper, USA. Dharma Drum Corporation, Tajpei, Taiwan. Dharma Friendship Foundation Seattle, USA. Dharma Publishing, Berkeley USA Dharma Publishing Deutschland, Münster, Germany. Dharma Rain Zen Center, Portland, USA. "Domy Polskie" Pracownia Architektoniczna, Warszawa, Poland. Dudjom Buddhist Association, Hong Kong. Embassy of Indonesia in Poland, Warsaw, Poland. Fundacja na Rzecz Wymiany Kulturalnej z Dalekim Wschodem, Warsaw, Poland. Gentle Voice Magazine, Drummoyne, Australia. Gere Foundation, New York, USA. Jagiellonian University Press, Cracow, Poland. Klasztor tantryczny "Gyudmed", Russia.HAIKU Workshop, Szczecin, Poland. HarperCollins Publishers Glasgow, Scotland. Healing Buddha Foundation Sebastopol, USA. Homini Publishing House, Cracow, Poland. 'Hung' Publishig House, Warsaw, Poland. Hsi Lai University Rosemead, USA. Insight Meditation Center, Redwood, USA. Instytut Marpy w Polsce, Szczecin, Poland. Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, New York, USA. Institute Monumenta Serica, Sankt Augustin, Germany. International College for Advanced Buddhist Studies, Tokyo, Japan Jhana Verlag, Oy-Mittelberg, Germany. Kagyu Shenpen Ösel Chöling, Seattle, USA. KOS Publishing House, Katowice, Poland. Kosei Publishing Co, Tokyo, Japan. Kotan Publishing, Tokio, Japan. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, Brookline, USA. Mandala Publishing House, Warsaw, Poland. Metta Forest Monastery, near San Diego, USA. Misja Buddyjska "Trzy Schronienia", Szczecin, Poland. Moksha Press, Lenox, USA. Monks Art, Moskwa, Russia. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, India. Muzeum Mikołaja Rericha, New York, USA. Nalandabodhi, Seattle, USA. Nalanda Translation Committee, Halifax, Canada.
Namo Buddha Seminar, Boulder, USA.
Namse Bangdzo Bookstore, Woodstock, USA. Narthang Publishing, St. Petersburg, Russia. National Library of Rosja, St. Petersburg, Rosja Open Way Zen, Brisbane, Australia. Pajlor Publications, New Delhi, India. Pali Text Society, Headington, England. Parallax Press, Berkeley, USA. Polskie Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Tybetu, Warszawa, Poland. Pomorska Akademia Pedagogiczna, Słupsk, Poland. Primary Point Press, Rhode Island, USA Rabten Choeling, Le Mont-Pelerin, Switzerland. Rema Rental, Szczecin, Poland. Rinchen Publications, Kingston, USA. Rossi & Rossi Ltd, London, England. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Blue Ridge Summit, USA. Sakya Phuntsok Ling, Silver Spring, USA. Saujanya Books, Delhi, India. School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England. Serindia Publications, London, England. Shambhala Europe, Köln, Germany. Shambhala Publications, Boston, USA. Shambhala Sun, Halifax, Kanada She Drup Ling Graz Buddhist Center, Graz, Austria. Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, New York, USA. Społeczny Instytut Wydawniczy "Znak", Cracow, Poland. Sun Publishing Company, Ithaca, Santa Fe, USA. Tashi Verlag, Horst, Germany. The Buddhist Library, Lorong, Singapur. Tharpa Publications, London, England. The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, The Mirror, Conway, USA. The World Fellowship of Buddhists, Bangkok, Thailand. Thosamling Institute, Sidhpur, India. Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, Cambridge, USA. Tibet Information Network, London, England. Tibetische Zentrum, Hamburg, Germany.Tibet Institut, Rikoh, Switzerland. Tibet Religious Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.Tricycle Magazine, New York, USA.
Tim Jundo Williams Maps & Prints, Boonville, USA.
Tu Vien Linh-Son, Joinville-le-Pont, France.
Tymofarm, Warszawa, Poland. University of California Press, Berkeley, USA. University of South Africa, Pretoria, RPA. Vipassana Research Institute, Seatle, USA. Weatherhill Inc., Trumbul, USA. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Canada. Windhorse Publications, Birmingham, BG.
Wisdom Audio Visual Exchange, Kuala Lumpur, Malezia.
Wisdom Books, Ilford, England. Wisdom Publications, Boston, USA. Wrotycz Records, Poznan, Poland. Wydawnictwo "A", Kraków, Poland.
Wydawnictwo "Amdo", Kraków, Poland.
Wydawnictwo Do, Warszawa, Poland. Wydawnictwo Jacek Santorski & Co, Warszawa, Poland Wydawnictwo KOS, Katowice, Poland. Wydawnictwo Mudra, Kraków, Poland.
Wydawnictwo Omer, Warszawa Poland.
Wydawnictwo "Rebis", Poznań, Polska. Wydawnictwo Rogaty Budda, Opole, Polska. Związek Buddyjski Khordong, Lewin Kłodzki, Poland. Związek Buddyjski Tradycji "Karma Kamtzang", Grabnik, Poland. Związek Buddystów Czan, Warszawa, Poland. Związek Garuda w Polsce, Warszawa, Poland. Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal, Aucland, New Zeland. 

H. H. Dalajlama Tenzin Gyatso, Dharamsala, India.
H. E. Gangtang Tulku Rinpoche, Wang Due Phodrang, Bhutan.
Agata Bareja-Starzyńska, Warszawa, Poland.
Agnieszka Helman Wazny, Toruń, Poland.
Alexander Berzin, Berlin, Germany.
Aleksandra Matuszak - Grzeczko, Poland
Andre Timte, Muenster, Germany.
Andrey Terentiev, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Andrzej Wojtasik, Szczecin, Poland.
Anna Różańska, Szczecin, Poland.
B. A. P. Karunaratne, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Barbara Kotlicka, Warszawa, Poland.
Barbara Majewska, Warszawa Poland.
Beata Kazimierska, Warszawa, Poland.
Christoph Evers, Oberhausen, Germany.
Czcigodny Lhundrub Jinpa, Warszawa, Poland.
Czogjal Namkai Norbu, Merigar, Italy.
Daniel Kalinowski, Słupsk, Poland.
Danuta Olendska, Warszawa, Poland.
Denis Ułłybin, Szczecin, Poland.
Dzogczen Ponlop Rinpoche, Seattle, USA.

Ewa Marciniec, Poznan, Poland.
Esho Muraishi, Tokyo, Japan.
Geshe Tenpa Chophel, Berlin, Germany.
Irena Zajączkowska, Szczecin, Poland.
Jacek Sieradzan, Kraków, Poland.
Jan Gęgało, Szczecin, Poland.
Jerzy Jagucki, Szczecin, Poland.
Jim Scott, Eggae, Dennmark.
John Bullitt, Lincoln, USA.
Jolanta Kozakiewicz, Szczecin, Poland.
Jolanta Kukucz, Kraków, Poland.
Julia Jironkina, Moskwa, Russia.
Jürgen Manshardt, Berlin, Germany.
Kacper Tumasz, Wałbrzych, Poland.
Kamila Knapik, Szczecin, Poland.
Karl Brunnhölzl, Germany.
Katarzyna Czopek, Warszawa, Poland.
Lama Jampa Thaje, Manchester, England.
Lama Rinczen, Grabnik, Poland.
Lilianna Skoczylas, Warszawa, Poland.
Lokesh Chandra, New Delhi, India.
Łucja Swiłło, Przelewice, Poland.
Maciej Kanert, Poznań, Poland.
Małgorzata i Piotr Klafkowscy, Szczecin, Poland.
Marek Górny, Katowice, Poland.
Marek Mejor, Warszawa, Poland.
Marta Garbaczewska. Katowice, Poland.
Marta Trojanowska, Warszawa, Poland.
Michał Dłużak, Szczecin, Poland.
Myoshin - Friedrich Fenzl, Salzburg, Austria.
Peter J. Conradi, Londyn, England.
Piotr Gordon, Warszawa, Poland.
Piotr Pieczyński, Szczecin, Poland.
Przemysław Hinca, Poznań, Poland.
Rafał Beszterda, Poznań, Poland.
Rafał Fórmaniak, Wojcieszyce, Poland.
Remik Łaskarzewski, Szczecin, Poland.
Richard Gere, Nowy Jork, USA.
Ronald D. Klein, Hiroszima, Japan.
Ryszard K. Frąckiewicz, Seattle, USA.
Tadeusz Skorupski, London, England.

Tomasz Hołuj, Stockholm, Sweden.
Thubten Chodron, Seattle, USA.
Tomasz Szczygielski, Szczecin, Poland.
Władysław Daniszewski, Szczecin, Poland.
Yutang Lin, El Cerrito, USA.
Zbigniew Becker, Dobra Szczecińska, Poland
Zofia Komołowska, Szczecin. Poland.

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