We have a lovely store at our center in Fairfax, just inside the front door. It occupies two shelving units as well as much of the wall space nearby. The store features books (new, used and free), altar cloths, door hangings, ritual items, jewelry, khatas (prayer scarves), book covers, pashmina scarves, organic cotton scarves, bags, purses, and more. Most of the pictures, hanging purses, banners, thangkas, and statues are also for sale. Just look for a price tag.
There is a yellow money box for the store in which you can place cash or checks made out to The Guhyasamaja Center for your purchases. If you need change, there should be smaller bills in the yellow money box. The store operates on a self-serve basis. (Please do not use other donation boxes for your purchases; we need to keep our store money separate from other funds).
We often have free items, including books from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Free items are marked with a red FREE sticker. We ask that you limit yourself to one or two free books at a time.
The Member's Library is waiting for you! As a Guhyasamaja Center Member, you are entitled to check out our many wonderful Dharma books, practice manuals, and CDs. The library is in the office (accessible through the door to the right of the altar) at the Fairfax location. It occupies two shelving units and is divided into 3 sections:
• Books, which have spine labels: "TCG 001", "TGC 002", etc.
• Practice Materials in a plastic tub, labeled: "TGC P001" , "TGC P002", etc.
• AV Materials, on a lower shelf, labeled: "TGC AV001", "TGC AV002", etc.
Please sign the register (a wire-bound notebook) with the date, your name, your email or phone number, and the number on the label before removing any items.
Note that we are not using the Dewey Decimal system, but a simple numbering system that can be easily extended as new books are added. You will find spreadsheets in each section cross-referencing titles or authors with the spine labels to help you locate a particular book.