Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet to Resume Services

April 21, 2008


Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP


Buddhist monasteries in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa are poised to resume religious activities for the first time since protests against Chinese rule turned violent last month, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

One of Lhasa's main monasteries, the Drepung, will soon hold Buddhist services five times every month, Xinhua said. No date was given for when services would resume.

Monasteries would also reopen to tourism in the "near future" Xinhua said, citing Tubdain Cewang, deputy chairman of Tibet's legislature.