Life On The Margins: Larung Gar

The surreal expanse of the Larung Five Sciences Buddhist  Academy, home to an estimated 50,000 practicing Tibetan monks and nuns.   Founded in 1980 by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, despite it's tenuous location within claimed Chinese teritory, Larung is flourishing.  Many consider it, and Yarchen Gar, as intergral to the future of Tibetan Buddhism.
Larung Gar

The surreal expanse of the Larung Five Sciences Buddhist Academy, home to an estimated 50,000 practicing Tibetan monks and nuns. Founded in 1980 by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, despite it's tenuous location within claimed Chinese teritory, Larung is flourishing. Many consider it, and Yarchen Gar, as intergral to the future of Tibetan Buddhism.