Explore Bhutan Cultural Library
This collection contains essays on various genres of oral traditions in Bhutan, as well as other cultural subjects. Each text is linked to relevant places and subjects, such that users can explore the rich tapestry of Bhutanese culture through different media.
Texts in this collection
The list below includes texts from this Collection’s Subcollections.
An essay on the components of the three forms of Zhugdrel Phunsum Tshogpa, a Bhutanese ceremony invoking Buddhist lineage figures and performed to cultivate auspiciousness.
An introduction to the genre of slow, soothing Bhutanese songs known collectively as zhungdra.
A summary of the Zorig Chusum, a classification system presenting Bhutanese arts and crafts in a set of thirteen categories.
A Dzongkha language description of Namkha Lhakhang in Tang, Bumthang, and its annual consecration festival.