Susan Lirakis Nicolay

Magazine Society & Environment

Spirit in Exile: Tibetan Nuns

Prior to their life in exile, many of the nuns in Tibet had demonstrated against Chinese rule. As a result, they were threatened, imprisoned, and tortured. Nuns who remained in Tibet held demonstrations in the late eighties and early nineties in Lhasa. Circumambulating the Jokhang Temple in Barkhor Square, nuns would shout, “Free Tibet!” “Chinese […]

By Susan Lirakis Nicolay
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