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Abbot Urges Monks Against Protest as China Razes Buddhist Academy

Chinese demolition crews, accompanied by police and government officials, have begun tearing down parts of what is considered the largest Buddhist study institute in the world. The demolition at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, in Serthar County, Ganze Tibetan Autonomous Region, Sichuan province, began Wednesday at 8 a.m., a resident monk told Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan service on condition of anonymity. The work started "with those structures that were not already recorded in the...

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