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Tibet is burning: What compels a Buddhist nun to burn herself alive?

Tibet is burning
Opinion: What compels a Buddhist nun to burn herself alive?

Global Post by Matteo Pistono November 4, 2011

BIHAR, India — There is only one road to Kirti monastery, and it is rough.

Snow peaks tower to the north and west of the sprawling complex in eastern Tibet. Nomads who visit the chapels to pray let their yaks graze on the grasslands rolling in every direction.

Kirti, located in the region of Ngaba, which the Chinese refer to as Aba, is a spiritual hub and a center for Buddhist scholarship.  Read More 
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