Hello friends, family and loved ones,
Our last day in the Kingdom was one of taking in culture and exploring new and old landmarks. We circumambulated the memorial Stupa in city center. Mingling with the prayer wheel spinners and prostrators, we inhaled the Juniper incense that filled the air. Many of the town elders sat all day turning van sized prayer wheels and socializing with their friends, a rather nice alternative to life in a nursing home.
Then we were off to the Baby Temple, where Thimpu children are blessed by the monks each month until they are 3 years old. The kids seem to enjoy the doting attention of holy men and the monks enjoys the gift of food treats.
Climbing to the top of town we were awed by the immensity of the largest bronze sitting Buddha statue in the world.
Then we took in the whirling of dancing monks in Thimpu’s grandest Dzong. Demons were sent on their way. And we too are soon to be on our way back to our friends and families.
Thank you for joining with for this fabulous and challenging adventure of discovery in Bhutan.
All my best,