Zuru Monastery

Zuru Monastery was our first project, started in 1988 when Zuru was nothing but a pile of rubble left by marauding Chinese Red Guards in the 1950s. During the time of our support the monastery was rebuilt, and is now a thriving institution serving the people of the nearby city of Zadoh and its environs.

PLEASE NOTE: As of February 19, 2007, Gaden Relief ended its official support of Zuru Monastery. We at Gaden Relief are proud of the difference our donors and volunteers have made to the people of Zadoh City, helping to bring back an essential cultural institution that enriches the daily lives of so many.

One hundred stupas surround the rebuilt Zuru monastery. The monastery was reduced to rubble after the Communists took control of Tibet.

One hundred stupas surround the rebuilt Zuru monastery. The monastery was reduced to rubble after the Communists took control of Tibet.

More Information on the Zuru Monastery Project

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