Attack on Buddhism

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Tibetan nuns

Tibetan nuns


Tashilhunpo, one of the few surviving monasteries

At the time of the Chinese invasion there were over 6000 monasteries and nunneries in Tibet. Today there are only a few. The Chinese authorities burned them in an attempt to suppress the Buddhist religion in Tibet. Many monks and nuns were tortured, beaten and killed.


Part of the When the Iron Bird Flies: Vanishing Tibet exhibit