Historical Profile of Dechenphu Geynyen Neykhang

Historical Profile of Dechenphu Geynyen Neykhang by Dungchen Sangay Dorji and Karma Ura Various literary sources that provide scattered information on Dechenphu (means cave of consummate bliss) show that it is a significant sacred place in general, and the most important place of the protector deity for the followers of Drukpa Kargyu. There is no consolidated account of … Read moreHistorical Profile of Dechenphu Geynyen Neykhang

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