Ananda's Library


Ananda (5th–4th century BCE) was the primary attendant of the Buddha. Among the Buddha's many disciples, Ananda stood out for having the best memory. Thus, he was known as the Treasurer of the Dharma, Guardian the Buddha's teaching. Ananda performed his duties as an attendant with great devotion and care. He accompanied the Buddha for the rest of his life, acting not only as an assistant, but also as a secretary and a knowledge preserver. Many people have been deeply inspired by the significant impact that Venerable Ananda had on the preservation and propagation of Dharma. 

Following the great inspiration of Venerable Ananda, 'Ananda's Library' aims to become a modern avenue for everyone to gain access to the Dharma Treasures, the valuable intellectual assets that Thekchen Choling has amassed over time. The library aims to preserve the teachings received from the lineage Gurus to help current and future disciples understand the Buddha's teachings easily. We aspire to make the teachings available and beneficial for various communities.

We dedicate the merits towards the tireless efforts of all who help to preserve the pure teaching that leads directly and swiftly to enlightenment.