Larung Gar Buddhist Institute
Founded in 1980 by His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok, Larung Gar started off as a few earthen walled meditation
huts, but quickly grew into the size of a town. Housing over ten thousand monks, nuns, and lay people studying and practicing the Dharma, it became the largest Buddhist institute in the
Its profound influence stretches far and wide, and it's renowned for producing some of the most eminent
scholars in the recent history of Tibetan Buddhism.
Despite its population, and its sprawl of a few square kilometres, Larung Gar sits in a remote valley in
Kham, Eastern Tibet.