The world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist academy, Larung Gar, is currently facing wide-scale demolitions by the Chinese government. The multi-year plan, which aims to downsize Larung Gar’s population by 50% and evict and displace at least half of its 10,000+ residents, began on July 20th, 2016.

At the recent 7th International TSG Conference in Brussels Tibet group delegates voted to develop coordinated action against the demolitions and expulsions at Larung Gar, the world famous buddhist institute in eastern Tibet.

A small working Group of SFT and Free Tibet, convened by Tibet Network, have been working to expand on the draft plan, which can be seen HERE. The goal is to generate joint and individual actions by Governments, focusing on Larung Gar (and also Yachen Gar).

Resources and materials, including sample letters and share images, can be found in a Google Folder

Join the #StandWithLarungGar #GHO |
12 October at 14:00 UK time

Urgyen Badheytsang (Students for a Free Tibet) and Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren (Free Tibet) will be giving an update on how the campaign has developed since the TSG Conference in Brussels, stressing the importance of the campaign, and discussing further coordinated actions.

The hangout can be see via this page (below) or ou can watch via this page or

Up to 10 representatives from Tibet Groups can join and it will also be broadcast “live” and available for playback. If you wish to be included in the Hangout please contact

Questions from Tibet Groups can also be posted to or Tweeted using#StandWithLarungGar #GHO.

The time for the Hangout in will be; Sydney 23:00, Delhi 18:30, Berlin 15:00, London 14:00, Montreal/New York 09:00