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Sewala Monastery Bhutan

submitted by: admin on 04/15/2019
The Sewala Monastery in Bhutan was built in 1718 on a sacred Buddhist mountain near the ancient capital of Punakha. This online Community gives us the opportunity to help support the 98 young Buddhist monks who live there under the guidance of His Eminence Rimpoche Jamgon Truelku. Besides being a place of peace and study, it almost has a role of being an...

Waking, dreaming, Punakha, Bhutan – Part 2.

submitted by: admin on 04/25/2019
  Not nearly as royal as the purple Jacarandas in full bloom and on guard around the majestic Punakha Dzong, the tree outside my window has its own grace and job to do. Swaying in the gentle wind, this cross between a weeping willow, a tree fern, and bamboo provides shade for the hundred or so vendors beneath her branches. Everything and every...

Waking, dreaming, Punakha, Bhutan Part 1.

submitted by: admin on 04/25/2019
  …the only thing that even suggested that I was in Bhutan was the bank of windows that had that tell tale woodwork design one sees on every farm house and hotel throughout this amazing country. My room is a stark yellow plaster cube, but comfortingly quiet, with none of the barking dogs of Thimphu that kept me up in the fast-growing...