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Coronavirus lockdown begins in Bali, wondering what will happen…

This week a limited lockdown has started in Bali due to the coronavirus. Police are present and everyone is advised to stay inside. We had a chance to explore the ...
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A Week in Paradise

Every day is a gift in Bali. This week we actually found an inexpensive apartment so we can afford to stay. We’re taking one step at a time as we lay ...
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We go from Bhutan to Bali and make an offering

Hi everyone. It was a week of travel in spite of the corona virus. All is well. We’ve arrived in Bali for the next chapter of our lives – I’m ...
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Good Luck and Success from the Temple Guardians

The temple guardians were with us today! To finish the final video for my book “Heal Your Past Lives”, we had to befriend Vaiśravaṇa, the chief of the Four Heavenly Kings who ...
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Corona Virus Precautions

Hi everybody. Since I’m traveling this month in Asia, I’m researching basic virus precautions. I’ll share my findings with you here regarding how it is spread, and how to clean ...
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Lama D returns, and I make a book video

Hello everyone, It’s been an exciting week. Lama D came back to Bhutan. I’m very happy to see him. We’re are deciding what to do next. I’ve been working on ...
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Art Portfolio – Digital Collages by Srijana

Hello, I am Srijana, aka Jane Barthelemy, an American Buddhist author. I live in Paro, Bhutan with my Bhutanese husband, the Lama Dungtsho. I’m working on a collection of original ...
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Creating videos and illustrations for my books…

Thanks to the awesome guidance of Andrea Adler, my brilliant holistic PR Marketing Maven, I finished the first video. My agent will use it to present my books to publishers ...
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Six Book Proposals from Srijana in Bhutan

Hello, I am seeking a publisher for six unique books. I am also seeking knowledgeable foreword-writers and book reviews. My mission is to delve deeply into ancient truths to extract ...
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Video Trials, Solitary Nights, Unexpected Perfection in Paro

Hello friend. I hope you are well. Everything is perfect here in Paro, Bhutan. However perfection is -um -sometimes very unexpected and surprising. Uh Oh! Is this discomfort? Could this ...
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My family puja, the annual blessing in Punakha, Bhutan

In Bhutan the annual blessing ceremony is a big gathering. The family puja usually happens in January – to Americans it’s something like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all ...
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I arrive safely in Bhutan!

Leaving Santa Fe was bittersweet, after a wonderful visit of almost three months. I felt satisfied that my trip to the US was successful. I saw many loving friends. I ...
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