Sergamathang Kothkin and other Bhutanese Marriage Customs

Sergamathang Kothkin and other Bhutanese Marriage Customs by Lham Dorji This monograph consists of three papers on Bhutanese marriage customs. All these papers were based on oral sources. I have tried to maintain the structure of papers to best convey the ideas as expressed to me by the respondents. A paper on sergamathang kothkin gives … Read moreSergamathang Kothkin and other Bhutanese Marriage Customs

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 9, Winter 2003

1. Finding Happiness in Wisdom and Compassion – the Real Challenge for an Alternative Development Strategy by Ross McDonald The underlying development philosophy of globalisation seeks to maximise happiness through the cultivation of a narrow materialist self-interest and competitiveness, both at the level of the individual and at the level of the nation-state. Despite voluminous … Read moreJournal of Bhutan Studies Volume 9, Winter 2003

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 8, Summer 2003

1. The Founding of Dungsam Yongla Riwo Pelbar Dargye Chholing and the List of Successive Lamas by Her Majesty The Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck In a vision, the great Treasure Discoverer Rigzin Jigme Lingpa, the eminent disciple of the greatest treasure discoverer Kunkhen Longchen Ramjam, saw distinctive places like Tsarita, Singye Dzong … Read moreJournal of Bhutan Studies Volume 8, Summer 2003

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 7, Winter 2002

1. The Herdsmen’s Dilemma by Karma ura Migratory herding is still an important part of the livelihood of a significant section of the Bhutanese people; but it was central to our traditional pastoral economy. Cattle, grazing land, labour and cultivatable land were the four primary sources of wealth in the past. A balance among these … Read moreJournal of Bhutan Studies Volume 7, Winter 2002