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Every time we do a posting about Bhutan, I sense our guide Namgyel thinking to himself, “After all those dzongs, temples, monasteries and chortens I took them to, when are they going to talk about Buddhism?”

Namgyel, where do we start? You took us to 27 Buddhist sites. “Was that all?” Magellan asked. You told us countless stories sprinkled with dates and facts, and introduced us to some of Bhutan’s 6,000 monks and 15,000 lay practitioners and a lot of Bhutanese people we met along the way whose stories you translated. How do we begin to talk about Buddhism?

Then I got an idea.

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