Monks, Monasteries and Religion

Photo of young Tibetan Monk reading parchment paper in a monastery
A young monk studying a religious text in his room in Drepung Monastery in 1990.

Discover resources for information on Tibetan monks, monasteries and religion from the Center for Research on Tibet at Case Western Reserve University.

Papers on Tibetan Monks 

Ardussi, John; Epstein, Lawrence

  • The Saintly Madman in Tibet
    [In "Himalayan Anthropology: The Indo-Tibetan Interface". James F. Fisher (ed.), Paris: Mouton & Co. Pp. 327-338, 1978.]

Belka, Lubos; Slobodnik, Martin

Carrico, Kevin

 Famularo, Julia

Getzelman, Sarah

Goldstein, Melvyn C.

Goldstein, Melvyn C.; Tsarong, Paljor

Goldstein, Melvyn C.; Kapstein, Matthew T.

  • Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity.
    [University of California Press, 1998 | Paperback Edition, University of California Press, 1999 | South Asian Edition, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, India, 1999.]
Black and white photograph of two smiling men in robes holding large wooden rods
Two Dobdo monks in Depung Monastery in traditional Tibet.