Who is this trip for?
Bhutanese are often considered the happiest people in the world. Would you like to learn more about how they handle stress? What is the role of meditation in your daily life and how can it help you? Why do Bhutanese hang beautiful colorful prayer flags all over the country? We have the trip just for you!
Your only chance to join a tour led Dr Karma Phutso, an imminent thought leader on Bhutan and Buddhism. He led just one tour last year and will only be leading one tour this year.
A special program led by Dr Karma Phuntsho, author of 'History of Bhutan', who completed his Tibetan Buddhist monastic training in Bhutan and India before he joined Balliol College, Oxford, to read Sanskrit and Classical Indian Religions.
About Dr Karma Phuntsho
Dr Karma Phunto is the author of History of Bhutan, the most complete tome on the history of Bhutan. He completed his study in Oxford and is the first Bhutanese Oxbridge Fellow. His dissertation was published in a book entitled Mipham's Dialectics and the Debates on Emptiness. His main interest is the preservation and promotion of Buddhist and Bhutanese culture. He has spent the past few years digitizing Buddhist manuscript and leading Lounden Foundation.
(Dr) Lopen Karma Phuntsho is the Director for Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research. He was a Research Associate at Department of Social Anthropology and Spalding Fellow for Comparative Religions at Clare Hall, Cambridge University and a researcher at CNRS, Paris. Dr Phuntsho finished full Tibetan Buddhist monastic training in Bhutan and India before he joined Balliol College, Oxford to read Sanskrit and Classical Indian Religions. He received a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford. He was also a visiting fellow at Harvard, a lecturer at Ngayur Nyingma Institute, Mysore and acting abbot of Shugbseb Nunnery, Dharamsala before he joined Oxford.
Dr Phuntsho’s earlier works were in Buddhist philosophy, epistemology, Tibetan language and religion. His current researches focus on Bhutanese historiography, socio-cultural changes in Bhutan and intervention through education, books and manuscripts in the Buddhist Himalaya and the exploration and preservation of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. He is a leading expert on Bhutan and the author of several books and numerous articles. He founded the Loden Foundation, a charity to promote education and entrepreneurship in Bhutan.
Find out more about Dr Karma Phuntsho here.