Six months ago a new monastery in Lho was finally finished. The building process had taken 17 years, yet it only took one earthquake to completely destroy it. To watch the dedication of these monks is both beautiful and intense. They have not ceased learning and studying as they continue their classes in a wooden shack. As many are preparing to leave the serenity of the mountains, you can still see fear on their faces. However, they still hold their heads high and remain calm. In many ways this may be the most traumatic experience of their lives, but in the end it will only refine their souls and strengthen their spirits.