Our calendar for April features Sangay Menlha, the Medicine Buddha. Sangay Menlha is invoked in the Buddhist tradition to assist in the healing of illnesses of both the body and mind. Depicted in blue, the Medicine Buddha holds a bowl containing the elixir of life in the left hand and a medicinal herb in the right.[Read more…] about Bhutanese Desktop Calendar (April 2020)
Dzongpon Kunzang Thinley (1860-1920) has often been mistaken for the First Druk Gyalpo Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck.
As cousin, father in law and ally, he was the King’s trusted man and served as the Thimphu Dzongpon. Popularly known as Apay Agey, his father Trongsa Penlop Dungkar Gyeltshen was the brother of Desi Jigme Namgyal, father of the first king.[Read more…] about Dzongpon Kunzang Thinley and The Raven Crown