The Dharma Realm Buddhist University recently received an offering of eighty-one boxes of books (3,150 pounds:) from Dr. C.T. Shen, President of the Institute for Advanced Studies of World Religions (IASWR) Library at the State University of New York, Stonybrook, Long Island. Half of the books were Buddhist Sutras and Shastras (in Chinese) and the rest were selections from classical English Literature.

The IASWR Library which is located on the top floor of the State University Library's top floor, is well into the process of putting together a multi-lingual collection of important works on the world's religions. It presently has over 40,000 volumes including Buddhist Tripitakas in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Pali, Burmese, Cambodian, Devanagari, Roman, Sinahalese, Thai, and Vietnamese. They have a bibliographic service run by Dr. Richard Card which lists published and unpublished Buddhist works, and they are deeply involved in the translation of Buddhist texts, working with several other institutions including the Sino-American Buddhist Association. They have an incredible computer, wired by Dr. Christopher George, and microfilm and microfiche files that store titles and pages of thousands of rare and valuable manuscripts.

      The Dharma Realm Buddhist University Library at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is now being set up in its own building and we welcome all donations of books and manuscripts.