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Tango Monastery

Last Saturday, June16th, we went to Tango Monastery after learning about it in our Dzongkha class on Friday. Gyelsey Tenzin Rabgay, the 4th Desi (or temporal ruler), built this monastery in 1688. It serves as a college where scholars study … Continue reading

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Zorig Chusum

On June first, we went to visit Zorig Chusom, an institute for teaching the thirteen traditional arts of Bhutan. The programs in this institute range from three to six years, depending on the art studied. Previous to this visit we … Continue reading

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His Majesty’s Barbecue

It all started with one giant grill. His Majesty mentioned to us that he had a “huge grill” and that he would like us to join him to a barbeque. So naturally, we dropped everything, canceled our appointments, and prepared … Continue reading

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Wang Sisina Buddhist Nunnery

For a month and a half, I’ve been visiting the nunnery in Wangsisina for my internship and teaching the nuns how to use a computer. Shechen Ugyen Chodzong Nunnery was established as a branch of the Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery, … Continue reading

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Duechen-Nga-Zom at Tashichoedzong

For some of us, celebrating Buddha’s Birthday (not to mention his conception, enlightenment, subduing of demons, and departing his earthly body) got off to an earlier start than we might have preferred, so there were forgotten rachus to retrieve, stragglers … Continue reading

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Pangrizampa and Dechenphu

On May 11th, Wangchuck, our Dzongkha teacher, led our group into Thimphu, where we hailed two more taxis in addition to Wangchuck’s car. In this way we headed northward up the valley, past the Thimphu Dzong and the royal palace … Continue reading

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Visit to a Reincarnate Being

On May 5th, 2013, our group ventured out to the familiar Dzongkhag of Paro; we had a long anticipated audience with a trulku. A trulku is essentially an individual who has been distinguished as a reincarnation of a holy individual. … Continue reading

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His Majesty’s Visit to R.T.C.

In Bhutan, a visit from the King is always a reason for happiness and celebration. Last Thursday, the eleventh of April, our college received the honor of having the visit of His Majesty, the fifth King of Bhutan. Everybody was … Continue reading

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Jigme Losel Primary School

Jigme Losel Primary School is located in downtown Thimpu, a short walk from the main bus station. Its primary mission is to provide education for over 800 students from Thimpu, as well from different neighboring dzongkhags in Bhutan. The school … Continue reading

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Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy

For the duration of our study abroad experience in Bhutan we are very fortunate to have been placed at the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) as interns for the practicum component of our course load. The mission of … Continue reading

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