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Bhutan – The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

March 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bhutan – The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon – a lecture by Zara Fleming

A general introduction to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, known by its inhabitants as Druk Yul or land of the Thunder Dragon. This is a reference to the Drukpa tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism that permeates every aspect of Bhutanese life. This lecture explores the history, art and culture of this extraordinary country, which for centuries has preserved its traditional Buddhist values. Over the last few decades there have been many changes; such as the introduction of roads, television and tourism. Will Bhutan be able to maintain the fine balance between tradition and modernity without diminishing its unique culture.

Details

Date:
March 8, 2021
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Organiser

The Arts Society New Forest

Venue

Brockenhurst Village Hall
Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Phone:
01590 622580