China prohibits religious ritual at Drepung monastery
May 31 (TCHRD): The Chinese Government has stopped and prohibited the usual practice of observing Nyung Ne (fasting) during the important Buddhist month of Saka Dawa.
Drepung Monastery observes Nyung Ne practice during Saka Dawa for fifteen days from the 1st to the 15th day of the fourth Tibetan month. During this time, monks, nuns and lay people participate in the fasting however, since 2008 Uprising, the Chinese Government put a stop to this practice.
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