Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thrangu Monastery Destroyed by Qinghai Quake: UPDATED

Early reports state that the 1,300 year old Thrangu Monastery in Qinghai has been destroyed and the Khenpo killed, in the recent earthquake.

No word yet on the Princess Wen Cheng temple, which is about 10 kilometers away.

UPDATED: 25 dead, 5 missing, many injured at Thrangu Monastery. Main new temple, one shedra building, and part of library completely destroyed.

UPDATED: "Thrangu Monastery has been completely destroyed." That is the word from the Thrangu Emergency website at this hour.

Note: We are continuously updating links to earthquake coverage at our consolidation page, here.

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4 reader comments:

Geoff said...

That's horrible. Just horrible.

Linda said...

Our heartfelt prayers are with everyone there.

Stuart said...

Please do check the website:
...for more info and ways to donate.
Many thanks,
Thrangu Rinpoche Trust, UK

Anonymous said...

Very Few Escaped the Tibet Quake Many Unaccounted For