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Monks…Debating?

During our days in Bhumtang, Bhutan, Sither, our guide, thought it might be interesting for us to visit a local monastery which housed hundreds of young monks studying their Buddhist scriptures. Every afternoon, they study by having a public “debate” on scriptural issues. Monks debating in a language I couldn’t understand? Sounded interesting enough! As […]

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Life Cycle

It began as an overcast day, perhaps an indication of the deeds to be done. This was the day where my family and I would do the one thing we came to Bhutan to do. This entire trip, especially the Bhutan section, is dedicated to the memory of my Grandmother, who had previously traveled to […]

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Shangri-La, Really!

Would you believe that there is a far off land where people still believe in a massive spiritual world filled with deities, both friendly and ferocious? A land where individuals will go to great lengths to appease those deities, including an annual ritual, which each household performs, to intricate paintings of phalluses on houses to […]

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