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Khathun – daily prayers

Why we do what we do: Khathun (ཁ་ཐུན་), which literally means oral or mouth (ཁ་) sessions (ཐུན་), refers to the daily prayers which traditional Bhutanese elders chant. People chant their prayers mostly early in the morning and/or late in the evening.

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Keeping the weaving culture alive

Main story: In one of the warmest rooms inside Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu, twenty-five young girls ranging from as young as 11 to 21 years old are learning something valuable – the art of traditional weaving.

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Lehsuni chicken tikka

Recipe: Directions: Add the ginger, garlic and green chilli in a wet grinder and blend to a smooth paste. Mix the curd with the gram flour in a bowl to get rid of any lumps to form a thick paste like consistency.

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All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy

Youth in focus: I have a few questions. My wife is always trying to find fault with whatever I say and I really don't know the reason behind it. In addition, she often says that she wants a divorce. However, we have two children and her threats affect them and I really don’t know what to do if she leaves.  Is this karma? Should I just allow the karma to get exhausted and then get divorced?    
-Kota, Paro

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Adopt a Dog!

Adoption: Kuzuzangpo everybody,
My name is Margaret, but I prefer Maggie. My friends at the shelter call me Noodles, of course. Hey! I think you know one of them. He is Bruno, the lucky guy who was in this adoption column last week.

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Gakyed Gatoen – Festival of Happiness

Main story: At a time when employment is scarce, fifteen young people came up with a cooperative in Haa last year. Today, the Haa Valley Cooperative produces local cheese and butter, which is supplied not only in Haa, but also in places around Thimphu.

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Focus on building a solid foundation

Health and fitness: Hi Sir,
Is it necessary to take food supplements? If so, which ones do you recommend?  There is so many contradicting information online, having followed you and your body of work since 2008, your advice would be valuable. 
Thank you.
Jigme Penjor 

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Dzogchen – The Great Perfection

Why we do what we do: Dzogpa Chenpo (རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་), shortened as Dzogchen and rendered in English as Great Perfection, is a tradition of meditation which is practiced primarily but not exclusively by the Nyingma tradition in Bhutan.

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Adopt a Dog!

Adoption: Ciao everybody,
No I don’t really speak Italian, but my name is Bruno, so I am just trying to show off a little bit. I am a Bhutanese dog boy with an Italian name and I am not the only one.

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