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David Kessel 2020
David Germano

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Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]
Karma Phuntsho 2017

Descriptions of the three types of water sources used for bathing in Bhutan: tshachu, menchu, and drupchu.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

An extremely brief summary of Bhutan's religious history, presented in three phases.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

A view on the building plans and cultural perceptions of temples built in Bhutan meant to emulate Guru Rinpoche's Copper Mountain Paradise.

Megan Downey, Anna Basile 2019
Karma Phunsho 2017

The author's view on the state of bomena and its changed prominence and practices in modern Bhutan.

Author, A 2019 [2018]

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Chab 'gag Rdo rje tshe ring
Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

A summary of the rationale for Buddhist practitioners' taking refuge, the proper steps for doing so, and the role of refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

Karma Phuntsho 2015 [2014]

Chag or prostration is fundamentally a practice of paying respect, but it is not about submission to others. It is aimed at getting rid of one’s greatest flaw, evil and enemy--the ego or the sense of I.

This piece was initially published in Bhutan’s national newspaper Kuensel in a series called "Why we do what we do".

Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

An overview of the Chagya Chenpo (phyag rgya chen po), or Mahāmudrā, from the Bhutanese perspective.

Sonam Chophel, Karma Phuntsho 2018
Sonam Chophel, Tashi Tshering 2018
Karma Phuntsho 2015 [2014]

Cham is a type of sacred dance unique to the Indo-Himalayan Buddhist culture. It is an extension of the Buddhist practice of visual offering of aesthetic movement, the mudra expression of enlightened spirit and of the artistic and entertaining expedience of passing a spiritual message.

This piece was initially published in Bhutan’s national newspaper Kuensel in a series called "Why we do what we do".

Karma Phuntsho 2017

The making of and uses for changkoe, a grain-based alcoholic foodstuff served at special occasions in Bhutan.

Karma Phuntsho 2015 [2014]

Mani is a popular ngag or mantra. Mani or oṃ maṇi padme huṃ, which is also known as the six syllable mantra, is the mantra of Avalokiteśvara or Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion.

This piece was initially published in Bhutan’s national newspaper Kuensel in a series called "Why we do what we do".

Karma Phuntsho 2015 [2014]

There are different kinds of mantras. The innate mantra of reality is the ineffable nature of sound, which is simultaneously empty and audible. This state is expressed in the form of symbolic mantras, which are the syllables, letters and words, which we can chant and also hear.

This piece was initially published in Bhutan’s national newspaper Kuensel in a series called "Why we do what we do".

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