Books to Donate

History, Vision, Community, and Theravada Buddhism

(Page updated: December 3, 2020)

From time to time we list books in the categories below that would be useful to add to the Bhavana library collection.  If you wish to donate one or more books, please let us know the title and the author of the book you wish to offer before sending it to Bhavana (in order to avoid duplications) by contacting us through email at:  

Clicking on the ISBN will take you to the publisher’s website (however books may also be available from bookstores or online vendors). If the book is no longer in-print and available from the publisher, links to the used-book market will be given if available. Used copies in unmarked, excellent, and very good condition are welcome as well. Also, please contact us before donating any books not on this list. Thank you

  • Translations of Pali Canon 

               None listed at this time.

  • Dhamma Teachings

                None listed at this time.

  • Buddhist Literature

                None listed at this time.

  • Buddhism and Science

               None listed at this time.

  • Buddhist Books for Children and Parents

               None listed at this time.


The Bhavana Society’s Library Mission Statement details what materials are collected by the library and can be found on the resources page on the library tab.

NOTE: The library does not have complete holdings of the Bhavana Society’s newsletter especially for the early years. If you have back issues you wish to donate, please send an email to the address above listing what issues you have before sending any, so we can check to see if they would fill in the gaps. (The printed publication has been variously titled over the years as: Bhavana: The Bhavana Society Newsletter; Bhavana News: News For and About Friends of the Bhavana Society Meditation Center; Bhavana News: News From the Bhavana Society Forest Monastery and Meditation Center; and The Forest Path: The Newsletter of the Bhavana Society, The First Theravada Buddhist Monastery in North America.Thank you!

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