Discovering Bhutan

Discovering Bhutan: Land of Gross National Happiness (GNH), illuminates Bhutan’s natural environment, its monarchy, religion, and unique culture using stories of personal experiences interwoven with material from folktales, newspapers and scholarly tomes. It takes readers on a vicarious journey to a remote Himalayan kingdom in which gods live on mountain tops, mermaids live in lakes and spirits inhabit rocks, cliffs and trees. It is a land in which Buddhist monks lit butter lamps and prayed for a sick tiger that wandered into the capital city. Where forest rangers helped a python that bit off more than it could chew when it tried to swallow a young deer.  Where I was adopted by a baby yak, became friends with a young boy widely believed to be a reincarnated lama and served on a committee tasked with exorcising ghosts from a college dormitory.

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Discovering Bhutan: Land of Gross National Happiness (GNH), illuminates Bhutan’s natural environment, its monarchy, religion, and unique culture using stories of personal experiences interwoven with material from folktales, newspapers and scholarly tomes. It takes readers on a vicarious journey to a remote Himalayan kingdom in which gods live on mountain tops, mermaids live in lakes and spirits inhabit rocks, cliffs and trees. It is a land in which Buddhist monks lit butter lamps and prayed for a sick tiger that wandered into the capital city. Where forest rangers helped a python that bit off more than it could chew when it tried to swallow a young deer.  Where I was adopted by a baby yak, became friends with a young boy widely believed to be a reincarnated lama and served on a committee tasked with exorcising ghosts from a college dormitory.

 

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978-1-59181-338-5