This is Larung Gar, the largest Tibetan Buddhist center in the world, situated in Tibet.
Today, peaceful monks and nuns at Larung Gar are struggling to preserve their homes.
It is undergoing wide-scale demolitions by Chinese authorities who plan to downsize it by 50% and evict half of its 10,000-plus residents.
With no forthright discussions with the institute's leaders that addresses safety concerns, the Chinese government is unilaterally carrying out the demolitions which infringes upon the right of Tibetans to freely practice their religion.
Tibetan nun, Rinzin Dolma, committed suicide on July 20, the first day of the demolition. She left a note saying she “could not bear the pain of the endless Chinese harassment of innocent Buddhists who quietly studied at the institute.” Two more nuns have also reportedly committed suicide.
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Stand with an ages-old culture and philosophy rooted in compassion and peace.
Stand with religious freedom, without fear of state persecution.
Stand with the community of Larung Gar — people who simply want to practice and preserve Tibetan Buddhist culture.