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Blue berry baked yoghurt

recipeRecipe: Method: To make hung yoghurt or curd, put curd in a muslin cloth and let the water drain for about two hours In a bowl add the cream, milk maid, hung yoghurt and honey and whisk to a smooth consistency

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Emptiness doesn’t mean that nothing exists

Youth in Focus: Hi Lam,  I’m not a serious student of Buddhism, but I like to read books and articles on the teachings. There is one thing that comes up often and puzzles me. I keep reading about emptiness and that nothing exists and that even I do not exist. I don’t get it. I can see and touch things, and so how can they or I not exist. Also, what is the benefit of knowing this? Lam, please enlighten me. TZ, Bumthang

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Balancing the biceps

Health and fitness: Hi Sir,  I've been working on building my biceps for the past one year. The progress in my left bicep is much less than the right, and the peak on the right bicep is more than the left. How do I improve the progress on my left bicep?  Namgyel, Thimphu. 

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The truth of the cessation of suffering

Why we do what we do: The third noble truth, the truth of cessation of suffering (སྡུག་བསྔལ་འགོག་པའི་བདེན་པ་), offers the solution to problems in the Buddha’s four-fold strategy of problem solving.

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Entrepreneurship culture growing

Main story: Sitting inside one of the cubicles at the IT Park in Thimphu, with his laptop on and engrossed deep in his work, is Jigme Tenzin. Along with his partners, the 28 year-old have recently launched an online retail estate service (housing.bt).

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After having children, we have a shared future

Youth in focus: Hi Lama. Here’s my problem: My husband is using drugs and drinks on a daily basis. He is not abusive, but he doesn’t contribute anything to the family, but instead uses the money I earn. He is also in debt. This has been going on for many years, and I am really fed up of him. As a result, I’m planning to go overseas for work and will leave my two children (six and eight years-old) with my sister and send money home for their food and clothes.  I’d like to get lam’s opinion. SL, Thimphu

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When poetry stems from the heart

Main story: We may never be the same again after reading a poem that speaks to our soul. Poetry has the power to start a fire in a person’s heart – it can change the way we see others, the world and ourselves.

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