The International Tipitaka Hall
The International Tipitaka Hall on the 2nd floor of the Maha Chulalongkorn Building is one of the most complete collections for the study and research of the Tipitaka Buddhist Scriptures. It originated with the establishment of the Sontana Dhamma Num Suk Foundation under the Patronage of the Supreme Patriarch, organized by Thanphuying Maneerat Bunnag, an alumnus of the Faculty of Arts. The Foundation presented international Tipitaka Scriptures to the Faculty of Arts in dedication to the Dhamma or the Buddhist Teachings. This is the source of the Tipitaka Buddhist Scriptures, written in different languages and their accompanying doctrines, of not less than 2,000 volumes. It was officially opened on September 20th, 2000. As well as collecting international Tipitaka Scriptures, this place also organizes different kinds of activities, for example, special lectures and discussions on topics related to Buddhism, which are also open to the general public. It also offers a course, “The Tipitaka and the Way of Life” to students.