Conservation & Happiness

Talk by Dr. Karma Phuntsho & Film Screenings

13th APRIL 2014

2.00 PM TO 4.30 PM


Registration is required


Event Detail

Forgotten Treasures - Film Screening

How can a country preserve its sacred heritage amidst the changing face of modernisation? Forgotten Treasures presents a compelling answer and documents how modern expertise comes to the rescue of Bhutan's ancient values as international conservators help to bring a fifteenth-century monastery back to life for the small community of Buli. The film shows how experts use new techniques to strengthen age-old structures and carefully reveal paintings on walls that have been hidden by centuries of soot and grime.

This is a journey where tradition blends with modernity, a fascinating story of an ancient world grappling with change.

About Dr Karma Phuntsho
Dr Karma Phuntsho
Dr Karma Phuntsho is a Bhutanese Tibetan Buddhist scholar, with a Ph.D., earned from Oxford University. Karma speaks and writes eleven languages, and is the Holder of Esoteric and Definitive Doctrines with Distinction (Lopen title), completing an intense nine year program at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute.
He was also awarded Master of Perfection from the Nyingma Institute, after a six year program in Buddhist and Tibetan Studies.