Buddham Saranam Gacchami

A half-day excursion to Sarnath “Buddham Saranam Gacchami. Dhammam Saranam Gacchami. Sangham Saranam Gacchami.” (“I go to the Buddha for refuge. I go to the Dhamma for refuge. I go to the Sangha for refuge.”) We have been drawn towards Buddhism for a long time now. As we visited places like Bhutan, Ladakh & Spiti,Continue reading “Buddham Saranam Gacchami”

The Land of Happiness – Part III

We are struck by the similarity between Bhutan and Scotland.
On curves, we feel we are on our way to Hogwarts. We will turn around the corner & there will be the Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.
Sigh!

The Land of Happiness – Part II

It is on the way to Punakha that the King crosses us on a bicycle, His envoy following him.

While cars stop & hawkers stand up in respect, the King’s simplicity touches us…

The Land of Happiness – Part I

It has an idyllic setting; you can see the Sun rise behind the mountains, the village slowly coming to life, unpaved roads, greenery, calm & tranquil… There is nothing not to love.

If there is one place you should cover in Bhutan, it is this.

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 5

any sight different from the usual is worth seeing…