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The Dharma Heritage Project Collection at UCLA   A collection of Don Farber’s photography, audio and video recordings, and published work from the Dharma Heritage Project will become part of the UCLA Archive of Buddhism in LA established by Distinguished Professor Robert Buswell, Director of the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies, and Su Chen, Head of the UCLA East Asian Library. The archive will preserve and digitize Don Farber’s work so that scholars and the general public will be able to freely access the collection in perpetuity. The original materials will be housed in state-of-the-art archival conditions at the UCLA Southern Regional Library on campus and will be viewable by appointment at the UCLA Library Special Collections in the Charles E. Young Research Library.  In addition, Don Farber was extensively interviewed for the UCLA Center for Oral History Research.


Tibetan Buddhist Masters   The project continues by photographing and making video interviews with Tibetan Buddhist masters, especially the last living elder masters who received their training in the old Tibet.  The audio tapes and video interviews need to be translated, transcribed, and subtitled.  


Japanese Buddhist Life  Don Farber is currently working with the photography he did in Japan and in Los Angeles of Japanese Buddhist life between 1989 and 1993 with the goal of creating a book and exhibition of this work.

The Life History of Ven. Hanchapola Gnanavansa Thero 1902-1979   A project of the Dharma Heritage Project has been to digitize a film, originally shot in Super-8 in the 1970s by anthropologist Prof. David Blundell, which he made for his Ph.D dissertation from UCLA.  Click here to see the film. Another of his film projects is a documentary about the life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar titled Arising Light.  To learn more about this project, visit arising-light.org and www.nav.sscp.ws.