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Dzongsar Khyentse’s new film premiers in Switzerland

The fourth and latest film from Bhutanese Buddhist teacher, lama, and filmmaker, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, premiered last month at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Last year, Lion’s Roar reported that Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, also known as … [Read more...]

Botanical Park

A Park Where Rhododendrons are in Bloom Opened only a few years ago, the Royal Botanical Park congregated hordes of people from near and far this year too. Strolling around the 125-acre park in Lamperi (a half-hour drive from Thimphu), visitors were busy clicking away with their cameras, visiting … [Read more...]

The Great Guru’s journey to Bhutan

With the completion of the world’s tallest statue of Guru Rinpoche in Lhuentse, eastern Bhutan, many people’s attention has turned to this great yogi. What is his connection to Bhutan? Was he a deity or a man? Well, the great yogi was neither an ordinary human nor a god but an emanation of … [Read more...]


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Bhutan in Pictures!

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Bhutan gets a Crown Prince!

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen gave the Bhutanese people a special gift as the kingdom was celebrating its New Year (Losar) holidays. The gift – the first photo of the four-day-old Royal baby – was taken at Lingkana Palace in the presence of the Fourth King. The photo, posted on … [Read more...]

Monlam Chhenmo (The King of all Prayers)

There are prayers, and there are prayers. Buddhism in Bhutan is a way of life where prayers permeate every occasion or activity. And the great prayer of the Monlam Chhenmo is revered as the king of all prayers. The prayer has its centuries-old roots in India and presently lives on at Bodhgaya or … [Read more...]

The Abominable Snowman

As fictional as the yeti may seem to a westerner, to the Bhutanese it still exists. Known as the migyo in Bhutan, the Bhutanese believe that sighting one is inauspicious. During a recent trek to the northern highlands, I was advised by yak herders that I run downhill should I spot a female yeti. … [Read more...]


Set in the 1970s, the 'Arrows of the Thunder Dragon' follows a brother and sister Kuenphen and Jamyang where, in a remote village, they learn traditional archery from their old warrior grandfather. The respected but eccentric old man uses a heavy hand and strict discipline to train young Kuenphen … [Read more...]

Up close and personal with the majestic mountains

There are numerous reasons why you should visit Bhutan. And one of them is because of the spectacular glimpses of the world’s tallest mountain peaks that you can witness from Bhutanese airlines. The flights to and from Paro International airport offer guests’ the opportunity to view some of the … [Read more...]