tirsdag 23. april 2019

Larung Gar Buddhist Academy Closes to New Enrollment as China Tightens Controls

Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have further tightened controls at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, declaring that no new residents may now be admitted to live and study there, Tibetan sources say. The move follows a years-long campaign of expulsions of monks and nuns and demolition of their dwellings that has seen thousands already living at the sprawling study center forced to leave and forbidden to return. Now, a government order recently delivered to senior monks at Larung Gar, located in Sichuan’s Serthar county, says that no further enrollments will be allowed, a source living in the region told RFA’s Tibetan Service this week.