Exile Tibetan Administration Urged UNHRC to Save Larung Gar Buddhist Institute


Dharamsala, India based Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) and Tibetan Parliament in Exile urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for an immediate intervention to save Larung Gar, one of the world’s largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning.

Dr Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan Administration in Exile and Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile held a joint press conference in Dharamsala on December 5, where they screened a 7-minute film entitled ‘We Stand in Solidarity with Larung Gar’.

They spoke about the large scale demolition currently taking place in Tibet and said, 'we fear cultural revolution is reviving in Tibet' citing sources from a leaked religious policy draft.

CTA will observe a solidarity prayer on December 10, 2016 at the main temple of Tsuglagkhang, Dharamshala.