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This collection contains essays on various genres of oral traditions in Bhutan, as well as other cultural subjects. Each text is linked to relevant places and subjects, such that users can explore the rich tapestry of Bhutanese culture through different media.

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Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

A summary of the Three Roots of Himalayan Buddhism, constituted of the guru, the yidam and the dakini, from the Bhutanese perspective.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

An introduction describing the traditional domain of Tshanglakha, also known as Sharchopikha.

Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

An introduction to tshechu, festivals held on the tenth day of every lunar month that are dedicated to celebrating the life events of Guru Rinpoche.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

The process and functions of longevity rituals known as tshewang.

Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

A translation of the Seven Line Supplication Prayer to Guru Rinpoche and an outline of its functions and purposes.

Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

A summary of the types and functions of Vajrayana Buddhist empowerments known as wang.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

An endangered annual ceremony performed in Ura, Bumthang dedicated to the gods of livestock that is thought to originate in pre-Buddhist times.

Sonam Chopel, Karma Phuntsho 2017

A description of how to play yam, one of Bhutan's most popular dice games.

Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

A summary of the benefits of cultivating joy from the Bhutanese Buddhist perspective.

Karma Phuntsho 2017 [2016]

A brief overview of the history and rationale for daily water offerings as practiced throughout the Himalayas, including a discussion of the proper methods and materials to conduct them.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

An essay on the components of the three forms of Zhugdrel Phunsum Tshogpa, a Bhutanese ceremony invoking Buddhist lineage figures and performed to cultivate auspiciousness.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

An introduction to the genre of slow, soothing Bhutanese songs known collectively as zhungdra.

Karma Phuntsho 2017

A summary of the Zorig Chusum, a classification system presenting Bhutanese arts and crafts in a set of thirteen categories.

Lhakpa Gyonpo 2017

A Dzongkha language description of Namkha Lhakhang in Tang, Bumthang, and its annual consecration festival.

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