Upcoming Events 2016:
FROM EAST TO WEST – A Sacred Soul Journey
A Two-Part Journey from November 2nd-18th, 2016
Come for the entire trip or join us for the last 8 days…
November 2nd-18th: Starting East:This journey includes one-day excursions into remote areas where visitors very rarely go and where infrastructure for tourism has only been minimally developed. This gives us a chance to encounter Bhutan in the most traditional way possible. We focus on the cultural gifts of the East- including the famous weaving tradition, Sacred Dance Festival in Mongar, and some of the most treasured temples in the heartland of Bhutan-Bumthang. This is the first time I am taking a group into this part of Bhutan. Get ready for an adventure in the land of Medicinal Herbs and National Gross Happiness.
November 10th-18th: Starting West:This journey starts in Paro, exploring Timphu and the beautiful Punakha district. Magical doors open to some of the most amazing architectural buildings, temples and Dzong’s (fortresses). This journey embodies the cultural and culinary taste of the Land of the Thunder Dragon. You will treasure this journey for life and our visit to the legendary Tiger’s Nest will be a highlight not to be missed.
Who has joined Kutira on previous trips? Friends, artists, visionaries, teachers, students, musicians, philanthropists, environmentalists, and adventurous souls like you, who treasure new friendships while having the experience of a lifetime. Also those interested in the projects with the Nuns of Bhutan, Kutira’s work with bamboo and sustainability and other projects that have sparked her heart and interest.
DRUK YUL ~ The Land of the Fire Dragon
Let me introduce you to a country that has captured my heart a long time ago ~ lifetimes ago. Bhutan is nestled in the Himalayas between the two giants, China and India, and is also often described as a jewel in the Himalayas. It is roughly the size of Switzerland, with altitudes starting at 150m and rising to its tallest mountain at over 7000m. It is home to the snow leopard and the musk deer, as well as many other species, and even tigers have been seen at 4000 meters.
While most countries assess their wealth by measuring the Gross National Product (the total value of all financial goods and services), Bhutan instead counts its wealth by measuring Gross National Happiness. GNH means the creation of an enlightened society in which the happiness and well-being of all people and sentient beings is the ultimate purpose of governance, including a sustainable environment. Bhutan’s social and cultural fabrics are woven closely with the spiritual traditions. The majority of the population are either Buddhist or Hindu. Animist tradition has subtly influenced these two faiths. Spiritual activities are a day-to-day living culture in this kingdom. This expression dots the kingdom in the form of monuments and prayer flags.
The small country of Bhutan is undergoing a rapid transformation. Since 2008, the world’s youngest democracy continues to be guided by the vision of Gross National Happiness. Founded by the wise lineage of kings and spiritual compassionate leaders, honoring all living forms.
Nepal ~ addendum to Bhutan ~
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