No more than a hundred Tibetans coming from China are seen at a two-week series of teachings given in Bodhgaya, India.
The law will hold accountable Chinese officials who block Americans' access to Tibet, denying them entry into the United States.
A local monastery supports the effort, with monks providing resources and instructors.
Two young Tibetans set themselves ablaze while another stages a solo protest calling for Tibetan freedom.
When signed into law, the bill will deny visas to Chinese officials responsible for blocking US journalists and diplomats from travel in Tibet.
Fate of Drugkho, the 155th confirmed self-immolation in Tibet since 2008, is unknown as Chinese police clamp down on Ngaba County.
Worshipers brave large-scale police presence at Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple during Gaden Nga Choe