The large monastery complex of Yarchen Gar
Located in an isolated valley 4000m above sea level, where the river Dzin Chu flow through, in Pelyül (Ch Baiyu) County, Kandze T.A.P (Ch Ganzi), Yachen Gön ཡ་ཆེན་དགོན།, Monastery is a Nyingma Sect. Yarchen Gar built in 1985. With more than 10,000 Sangha members now, it's the largest concentration of nuns and monks in the world. Most of the Sanghas are nuns.
Larung Gar and Yarchen Gar, the giant monasteries of Kham.
SOURCES : Jan Reurink reurinkjan
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