43 days in Bhutan

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 15th,2018 in News. No Comments

Chuck Reed arrived in Bhutan in May to better understand the country and Buddhism. Five years ago, the 66-year-old American from West Virginia stumbled on a Netflix movie about Bhutan. It was the name Bhutan that had him watch the movie. And he figured where his next destination would be. Reed stayed in the country […]

Thimphu’s Memorial Choeten- The symbol of peace and prosperity

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, November, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

The Third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928-1972) wanted to build a monument to, “represent peace and prosperity in this war-ridden world.” After consulting with Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshi Dorji (1904-1987) he chose to build a Dudul Yuley Namgyal choeten in the heart of Thimphu. But before the idea could take shape, he passed away at […]

Bhutan U-18 secures first international win

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, September, 21st,2017 in News. No Comments

Bhutan marked an impressive start at the Under-18 SAFF championship at home humbling the Maldives, ranked 20 places above it, to a 1:0 defeat at the Changlimithang stadium on September 18. This is the first international game for the team. The national coach Song Jung Lee said that the home crowd support was amazing and […]

Audit authority calls for a tourism policy or Act

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 16th,2017 in News. No Comments

If the tourism industry, the second largest revenue source of the country, is to do better it needs a policy or legislation. The latest performance audit report of the industry states that one of the main weaknesses that plague the tourism industry is the lack of a legislation or policy. The tourism bill and the […]

Princess Mako arrives in Bhutan

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, June, 1st,2017 in News. No Comments

Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan arrived in Bhutan today. Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck received Her Imperial Highness at the Paro International Airport.  Her Imperial Highness is visiting Bhutan on the invitation of His Majesty from June 1 to 7. Princess Mako, 25, is the eldest grand-daughter of Emperor Akihito […]

Wola Gyalpo’s forgotten choeten

By: sonam on Monday, February, 13th,2017 in News. No Comments

Culture: The last rays of the winter sun penetrate through thorny branches and touch a choeten that’s long been hidden under thick foliage. Believed to have been built by Lam Drukpa Kunley in the 15th century, the choeten is today abandoned and forgotten. Grass grows on its roof and bushes have reclaimed its base. Its mud […]

Butter Lamps

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, February, 9th,2017 in News. No Comments

Externally, the lights are seen to banish darkness. Conceptually, they convert prosaic substance into illumination, a transformation akin to the search for enlightenment. The outer meaning of the offering of butter lamps is that one of six such virtues, the Perfection of generosity which is achieved by giving away the valuable substance, butter or oil. […]

Several natural resource initiatives launched

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, February, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

Celebration: The first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck was marked with a large number of launching ceremonies across the country as ministries, dzongkhags, agencies, and communities celebrated the joyous occasion in their own best possible ways. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests launched the much-awaited National Forest Inventory Report. […]

Nation celebrates HRH The Gyalsey’s first birthday

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, February, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

Celebration: Coinciding with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s first birthday, His Majesty The King installed the Sertog on the Drukgyal Dzong’s Utse early yesterday morning. The reconstruction project for the Drukgyal Dzong was announced last year to commemorate the Royal Birth. His Majesty granted Tokha to the personnel working at the dzong construction site. Lunch […]

Purjang of Khenpo Karpo’s kudung to be held in Takila in June

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, February, 1st,2017 in News. No Comments

Thousands of devotees and well-wishers flock to Taba in Thimphu everyday to offer their last respects to the kudung (precious body) of Khenpo Karpo. Khenpo’s body arrived in the country on January 27 after completion of a deep meditative state (Thukdam). Khenpo Karpo’s disciple, Khenpo Gyeltshen, said that Khenpo remained in meditative state for five […]