TIBET: The Month of Buddha

A column of army trucks last week roared into the big bamboo-and-thatch camp that had been hastily built at Misa-mari in the jungles of Assam. The tailgates were dropped and out stepped 92 Tibetans, ranging in age from nine to 70, the advance party of 10,000 refugees fleeing the Red oppressors of their homeland.

Lama's Gold. Many of them had been footslogging for almost two months. There were 15 lamas from the great monasteries of Sera, Ganden and Drepung, "the three pillars of lamaism." A young man of 18, wearing a purple cassock over a yellow shirt and knee-high boots,...

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