Elevation 2200 m
Today, we take a domestic flight to the Central part of Bhutan. Bumthang is one of the place with most ancient templs and sacred sites. Upon arrival at Bumthang, a brief introduction on the place and we will drive to the Burning Lake (Membartsho). Membartsho (alternatively spelt Mebar Tsho) is a holy site, revered as the place where Pema Lingpa, Bhutan's greatest tertön (treasure finder), discovered several of Guru Rinpoche's terma in the 15th century. The pool in the Tang Valley, near Bumthang in central Bhutan is known locally as the Burning Lake, because according to legend, Pema Lingpa had a dream urging him to go to that particular spot in the Tang Chuu river. After standing on the rocks looking into the depths he discerned there was a temple at the bottom with many doors, one of which was open. He dove in and swam into a large cave where a woman with one eye handed him a treasure chest. As he took it from her he found himself back on dry land.
Rinopche will lead a visualisation meditation. After the meditation there will be 10-15 minutes short Q& A.
If Time permits, we will visit:
: One of the most sacred monasteries in Bhutan. Built by the Guru Rinpoche in 1652, it houses a rock with his body imprint. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche manifested as a Garuda to defeat the demon Shelging Karpo who had taken the form of a white lion.
After Lunch we then drive to Trongsa (2 hours drive)
- Sits high above the valley at a strategic vantage point over Trongsa Dzong. The Tower of Trongsa tells the stories of the dzong and the valley that it has watched over for centuries.
- It was laid in the 16th century by Pema Lingpa and flourished during the 17th century under Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal. Applying Compassion in Business Management
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