Name: Wangchen Dolma
Father’s Name: Tenzin
Mother’s Name: Youdon
Affiliation: Gyal Bum Tsang family in Dragthok village in Minyag Drapa region of Tawu County, Kardze Prefecture, Sichuan Province
Location of incident: Nyatso monastery, Tawu county, Karze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture ( Ch: Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2013-06-11
Info: A Tibetan nun has died after setting fire to herself on June 11 near a monastery in Tawu, eastern Tibet, during a gathering of several thousand monks for a religious debate and teaching. Wangchen Dolma chose to self-immolate not at her own mountain retreat, Barshab Dragkar, but near Nyatso monastery in Tawu in Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan (the Tibetan area of Kham) at the time of a major inter-monastic debate and teaching. More than 3,000 monks from at least 50 monasteries representing all of the Buddhist schools are attending the teachings. After the self-immolation, communications were restricted in the area and surveillance of monks at Nyatso monastery was intensified.