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A stitch in time saves nine

We are familiar with the above cliché but not many live by it. The havoc caused by the incessant rains across the country from July 22 and lasting a few days was a living example for all citizens to witness.

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BKP questions distribution of 205 utility vehicles

The government’s decision on distributing utility vehicles to the 205 gewogs is indeed a good idea generating quite an extraordinary ‘feat’, but at what cost? By supporting the gewogs with essential mobility should equip them to be more capable of delivering better and timely services to the people.

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Tashigomang- The portable temples of Bhutan

The sacred national treasure, Tashigomang is largely indigenous to Bhutan. It stands out as one of the symbols of the country’s national heritage. The three dimensional miniature portable temples represent the genius of Bhutanese craftsmanship.

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In Vajrayāna today: Faith is readily lavished on recognised lamas (trulku)

An excerpt from my presentation in the International Conference on Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayāna Buddhism. A Mandala of 21st Century Perspective held from June 30-July 3, 2016. 

Buddhism continues to spread throughout the world, but not all practitioners comprehend the paradoxical perspectives, meditational practices, and enlightened activities central to the Vajrayāna tradition. Without proper instruction, it is possible to misunderstand Vajrayānaas counter to the Buddha’s teaching.

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