Chinese visitors to Kumbum jump the queue ahead of Tibetans, while paramilitary police monitor the crowds at an annual gathering.
They are being stopped at Gansu's border with Sichuan and told to abandon their cars, sources say.
The blaze kills wildlife and livestock but results in no human casualties, a local source says.
Amchok Phuljung had recorded popular songs praising the Dalai Lama and Tibet's exile prime minister.
Many had previously been authorized by China to travel, but may now not leave the country.
Authorities ignore repeated appeals for help from Tibetan residents, sources say.
He is released after authorities find no evidence that he circulated photos of a December protest challenging Chinese rule.
Authorities had blocked their participation in the Kalachakra teachings given in India by the Dalai Lama.
Work expected to resume in April will now begin again in February, a local source says.
Emphasis on Mandarin Chinese in Sichuan's provincial capital forces children back to their villages if they want to study Tibetan.
Work will resume in the spring, though, with the pace of destruction more 'aggressive,' a local source says.
Tibetan residents of western Chinese provinces pray, share teachings in spite of official threats.
Many fast or pray in private gatherings to avoid scrutiny by the police.
Tibetans living in China are warned not to spread news of the event online or organize gatherings in support.
Many were told by Chinese officials their families would be harmed if they failed to return home.
Villagers attempting to stop the assault were also attacked, local sources say.
They had come to Larung Gar from other parts of China and from Europe and the U.S. to study Tibetan Buddhism.
The group will be resettled in a temporary camp in Qinghai province's Golog prefecture, a local source says.
Destruction at the once bustling Buddhist study center has turned it into a 'dusty valley,' one source says.
Sonam Yarphel had staged a solo protest in Sershul calling for Tibetan freedom and the Dalai Lama's return.
The former Kirti monk was carrying a photo of the Dalai Lama and shouting slogans when he was overpowered by police.
Senior monks from the nuns' former Buddhist study center check on their condition, give religious teachings.
Authorities had demanded they say that Tashi Rabten had died not in a protest but because of a family dispute.
Removed from the Buddhist study center that was their home, they now live crowded into metal huts.
Chinese police questioned and detained family members following the protest, local sources say.
Anyone wanting to study Tibetan Buddhism there must first pass a political examination, and must be a monk or nun.
The protest brings to 146 the number of self-immolations by Tibetans calling for freedom in China.
Some had helped organize celebrations of last year's birthday of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, sources say.
He was one of a group of 20 that had tried to stop Chinese police from taking a burned protester into custody.
She was convicted of 'homicide' after trying to prevent a self-immolation protester from being seized by police.