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In Orbit this week, I’ll be in touch soon.

Hi everybody, I didn’t want to miss the blog this week. But I’m not sure what to say. I am fine, that is sure. I am in an undisclosed location, ...
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Mr. and Mrs. Lama – Coming to the US!

Hi everyone. We are planning a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico in mid October and November. Stay tuned for more details. Yes, we will be looking for a place ...
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Bhutan’s Tshechu Festivals: Masked Dancers Enact Ancient Legends

This is an excerpt from my book proposal “Footprints of the Enlightened Ones”. Sending warm greetings. All is well here. I’m grateful for lovely summer weather in the forests of ...
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I Finish My Book Proposals and Learn to Do Laundry

Well, today I finally finished ALL my book proposals. The last proposal was for the Bhutan Travel Cookbook, which I decided to call “Walking in the Footprints of the Enlightened ...
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Exploring Threads in Time, Roots of Tibetan Chöd Practice

Who is Padmasambhava? The energy of Padmasambhava is very strong in Bhutan. His special vibration is one of the main reasons I’m here, since he’s been present in my meditations for ...
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Don’t wait for tomorrow

A Dharma talk by Lama D. My beloved friends, I would like to say: Don’t wait for tomorrow. Yes, don’t wait for tomorrow because we never know if we will ...
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We Visit Paro Dzong and Spend Time with Family

Whew! English summer school with my extended family is over, and all projects are finished. To celebrate, we visited temples, museums, gathered with family and ate lots of Bhutanese food ...
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Bhutan Greeting Cards with Buddha Quotes from the Kangyur

These art greeting cards illustrate some of the cultural beauty of Bhutan. I designed the cards from many of my photographs with other added elements. Each card contains a Buddha ...
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Clear Skies and Summer School in Bhutan

This is the final week of English summer school. Baby and Kunga worked very hard to finish their projects. Baby finished her eight essays in English. Kunga did a book ...
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Who is Zhabdrung, the Father of Bhutan?

By Tshering Yangdon. A large statue of a smiling bearded Lama with a red hat dominates the hall of every monastery in Bhutan. Who is the father of Bhutan? Zhabdrung ...
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The Buddha’s first sermon after his awakening

Yes, this is the famous Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. The Buddha’s first sermon, word for word, in English, after he attained enlightenment. This sutta is called “Setting the Wheel of Dharma in Motion”. With ...
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We Visit the Buddha’s Birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal

We took a trip to Lumbini. It’s an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu. Yep, we left at 4am with the Lama, his daughter Baby, myself, and Lama’s trusted driver Manbadhur. I ...
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