|Location||Lhobasha, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China|
Kharnang monastery is a Buddhist monastery situated at a close distance to the northwest of Lhobasha village which is to the east and at 4-hours drive by horse to the city of Karze (Garzê) in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan, China, located in the historical Tibetan region of Kham.
The monastery comprised 450 monks including lamas in the 1950.
In 1955, persecutions by the Chinese authorities that invaded Tibet started in Kharnang monastery, leading some monks to commit suicide.
In 1979, Adhe Tapontsang, a former Tibetan prisoner released in 1985 and now living in exile in Dharamsala, was allowed to visit her native place for two weeks, discovered that the Kharnang monastery, as well as Karze Day-tshal monastery and De Gonpo Temple was completely destroyed and plundered, sometime during the Cultural Revolution.
- The Voice That Remembers: A Tibetan Woman's Inspiring Story of Survival, Adhe Tapontsang as told by Joy Blakeslee, Wisdom Publications, Boston, MA, 1997, p14.
- Adhe Tapontsang, p14.
- Adhe Tapontsang, p61.
- Adhe Tapontsang, p192.
- Buddhist Congregation Dharmaling - Recognition documents
- Tibetan Lamas detailed biography