དཔལ་འབྲུག་ཞིབ་འཇུག་ལྟེ་བ།

Situation of Children in Bhutan

Situation of Children in Bhutan by Fredrik Barth & Unni Wikan The data on which this report is based were collected in Bhutan during the periods: 14-27 March 1989 (Wikan), 14 March to 24 April 1989 (Barth), 28 July to 21 October 1989 (Barth), 24 August to 12 November 1989 (Wikan), from published sources, reports etc., and during the remaining periods […]

Buddhism Without Borders – Proceedings of the International Conference on Global Buddhism

Buddhism Without Borders – Proceedings of the International Conference on Global Buddhism Edited by Dasho Karma Ura and Dendup Chophel This book is a compilation of the papers presented during the International Conference on Globalized Buddhism, themed Buddhism Without Borders. Attended by about 31 national and international scholars, the conference was jointly organized by the […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 27, Winter 2012

1. Massive Rice Offering in Wangdiphodrang in Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s Time by Dasho Karma Ura This article analyses a newly discovered book of 1679, perhaps the oldest extant land record, which shows that there was a survey of taxable fields and taxable houses of Wangdi district (Shar mTsho brGyad kyi khral Zhing khral Khyim gyi Deb gTer) to […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 26, Summer 2012

1. Ladakhi and Bhutanese Enclaves in Tibet by John Bray This paper is a preliminary discussion of the ambiguities surrounding the enclaves. It begins with an analysis of their common origins in the 17th century, and then discusses the disputes surrounding them in the 20th century, making particular reference to British records.1 The paper concludes with a […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 25, Winter 2011

1. A Zhabdrung Phunsum Tshogpa (zhabs drung phun sum tshogs pa) Thangka from the National Museum of Bhutan Collection by Ariana Maki This paper presents recent research on one thangka from the museum collection depicting the theme of Zhabdrung Phunsum Tshogpa (zhabs drung phun sum tshogs pa), or ‘submitting [oneself] to the one with perfect qualities’. […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 24, Summer 2011

1. Rows of Auspicious Seats by Dorji Penjore This paper analyses centuries-old Bhutanese ritual, bzhugs gral phun sum tshogs pa’i rten ‘brel. Literally translated as ‘auspicious seating row’, its performance is believed to bring auspiciousness, and as such any significant public function in Bhutan compulsorily begins with performance of this ritual. That the ritual brings […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 23, Winter 2010

1. Sounds of Sokshing: Revisiting the Contested Provisions of the Land Act 2007 by Dr Sonam Kinga This is a preliminary discussion paper that could help inform debates in Parliament and in the society. It will seek to elaborate issues concerning sokshing although some arguments would equally apply for tsamdro rights. It will highlight problems […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 22, Summer 2010

1. Stock Market Finance and Gross National Happiness: An Institutional Fit? Evidence from Bhutan by Bruce Hearn & Michael Givel This paper studies the institutional fit and the appropriateness of neoclassical stock market institutions within the context of Buddhist informal institutions in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. This is particularly timely given the considerable media interest in […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 21, Winter 2009

1. A Brief Account of Namkhai Nyinpo and his reincarnations by Sangay Wangdi The present Namkhai Nyingpo po, the 7th reincarnation Jigme Thinley Namgyal was born in eastern Bhutan in 1966 at Tongshong to Tshering Gyaltshen and Sherabmo, the wisdom Dakini. At the time of his birth, many wonderful signs appeared. The rainbow appeared over the […]

Beyond the Ballot Box

Beyond the Ballot Box  Report from the Deepening and Sustaining Democracy in Asia Conference, 11-14 October 2009 This publication is the proceedings of the conference on Deepening and Sustaining Democracy organised by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Centre for Bhutan Studies and the United Nations Development Programme. The inspiration for this Conference emerged from […]

Gross National Happiness: Practice and Measurement

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS: PRACTICE AND MEASUREMENT Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Gross National Happiness Edited by Dasho Karma Ura and Dorji Penjore This publication is the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Gross National Happiness held in Thimphu, Bhutan, from 24 to 26 November 2008, against the backdrop of the global financial […]

Towards Global Transformation

TOWARDS GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Gross National Happiness This book is a compilation of the papers presented at the Third International Conference on Gross National Happiness held from 22 to 28 November 2007 in Thailand. It was attended by about six hundred participants from academia, NGOs, governments, media, and religious […]

Media and Public Culture

MEDIA AND PUBLIC CULTURE Proceedings of the Second International Seminar on Bhutan Studies This book is a compilation of the papers presented at the Second International Seminar on Bhutan Studies on a theme: Media and Public Culture in Bhutan held from 26 to 28 June 2006 in Thimphu, Bhutan. 27 scholars from various parts of the […]

Rethinking Development

RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT Proceedings of Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness The papers in this publication were presented at the Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness, which was held from 20 to 24 June 2005 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference was attended by scholars from various parts of […]

Gross National Happiness and Development

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND DEVELOPMENT Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness Edited by Karma Ura and Karma Galay The papers in this publication were presented at the first International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness, which was held from 18 to 20 February 2004 in Thimphu. The conference […]

The Spider and the Piglet

The Spider and the Piglet Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Bhutan Studies        Edited by Karma Ura and Sonam Kinga The papers in this publication were presented at the first International Seminar on Bhutan Studies, which was held from 20-22 August 2003 in Thimphu. The seminar was attended by 23 scholars […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 20, Summer 2009

Introduction In this special edition of Journal of Bhutan Studies, we are publishing some selected papers presented at the first national story telling conference held from 21 to 23 June 2009 at the Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu. Originally planned to be a small gathering of foreign and Bhutanese folklorists and storytellers, the scope of […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 19, Winter 2008

1. Druk Gyalpo Ugyen Wangchuck’s Twenty Points Proposal to the British India to Modernise Bhutan by Tshering Tashi In 1921, His Majesty Ugyen Wangchuck the first Druk Gyalpo, wrote a letter to Rufus Isaacs, the Earl of Reading, who was then the Governor-General and Viceroy of India, in which he submitted a 20 points proposal to […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 18, Summer 2008

1. Multidimensional Poverty in Bhutan: Estimates and Policy Implications by Maria Emma Santos and Karma Ura This paper estimates multidimensional poverty in Bhutan applying a recently developed methodology by Alkire and Foster (2007) using the 2007 Bhutan Living Standard Survey data. Five dimensions are considered for estimations in both rural and urban areas (income, education, […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 17, Winter 2007

1. Political Scenario in Bhutan during 1774-1906: An Impact Analysis on Trade and Commerce by Ratna Sarkar and Indrajit Ray This article seeks to bring out the causations between various political events and trade relation of Bhutan during the previous centuries. Section I of this article documents various political events that led to the evolution of Bhutanese trade […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 16, Summer 2007

1. The Making of a Bhutanese Buddha: Preliminary Remarks on the Biography of Tenzin Gyatso, a Bhutanese Scholar-Yogi by Amy Holmes This biography tells the story of a Bhutanese practitioner who spent his life in the pursuit of learning and did not discriminate between different tenet systems, and who was willing to travel anywhere in order […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 15, Winter 2006

1. Post-Zhabdrung Era Migration of Kurmedkha Speaking People in Eastern Bhutan by Tshering Gyeltshen Chocha Ngacha dialect, spoken by about 20,000 people, is closely related to Dzongkha and Chökey. It was Lam Nado who named it Kurmedkha. Lhuntse and Mongar dzongkhags have the original settlement areas of Kurmedkha speaking ancestors. Some families of this vernacular group […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 14, Summer 2006

1. Keynote Address at the Opening of the Second International Seminar on Bhutan Studies, ‘Media and Public Culture in Bhutan’ by Sudhir Vyas 2. Media in Bhutan: Now and Then by Dasho Kinley Dorji Media is not a distant, neutral phenomenon. It is not just technology. When we talk about Bhutanese media, we talk about ourselves. And […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 13, Winter 2005

1. Reconstructing Nineteenth Century Trade Route between Bhutan and Assam: Evidences from British Political Missions by Indrajit Ray and Ratna Sarkar This paper first describes the historiography of trade route in a nutshell and then defines certain concepts that are involved in the trade route study. Finally, it identifies the trade route between Bhutan and Assam, […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 12, Summer 2005

1. How Should Happiness Guide Policy? Why Gross National Happiness is not Opposed to Democracy by Johannes Hirata In this article, the author tries to answer two quetsions: 1) whether a happiness-based policy in particular and policy recommendations in general do not conflict with democratic principles and 2) whether the claims GNH makes on each […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 11, Winter 2004

1. A 17th Century Stone Inscription from Ura Village by John A. Ardussi Noting that the inscription on walls and stones as seen in Bhutan are important historical relics, the author offers an analytical description of the dedication inscription seen on the Ura mani wall, which names its founder as one of Bhutan’s most famous civil rulers of […]

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 10, Summer 2004

1. The Symbolic and Functional Significance of Chhoetse Penlop: A Tribute to the Sixteenth Chhoetse Penlop by Sonam Kinga As His Royal Highness Dasho Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck Ascended the throne as the 16th Chhoetse Penlop in three hundred and fifty seven years, the author pays tribute to His Highness by describing the symbolic and […]

རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་དགའ་སྐྱིད་དཔལ་འཛོམས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་རྣམ་དགུའི་རྩོམ་ཡིག

རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་དགའ་སྐྱིད་དཔལ་འཛོམས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་རྣམ་དགུའི་རྩོམ་ཡིག དཔལ་འབྲུག་ཞིབ་འཇུག་ལྟེ་བ་ནས་ རྡོ་རྗེ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་བསྒྲིགས།   Expository Verses on the Nine Domains of Gross National Happiness by Dorji Gyeltshen

སྐོར་ཕུག་སྒྲུབ་ཀྱི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་གསེར་གྱི་ཐིགས་པའི་ཡང་སྙིང་།

སྐོར་ཕུག་སྒྲུབ་ཀྱི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་གསེར་གྱི་ཐིགས་པའི་ཡང་སྙིང་།                            དཔལ་འབྲུག་ཞིབ་འཇུག་ལྟེ་བ་ནས་ རྡོ་རྗེ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་བསྒྲིགས།   Essence Drops of Gold – An Account of Korphu Consecration by Dorji Gyeltshen

སེངྒེ་རྫོང་དང་སྦས་ཡུལ་རོང་མོ་སྟེང་གི་གནས་ཡིག་ཕྱོགས་བསྒྲིགས།།

སེངྒེ་རྫོང་དང་སྦས་ཡུལ་རོང་མོ་སྟེང་གི་གནས་ཡིག་ཕྱོགས་བསྒྲིགས།                                དཔལ་འབྲུག་ཞིབ་འཇུག་ལྟེ་བ་ནས་ རྡོ་རྗེ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་བསྒྲིགས

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