Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Losar Tashi Delek

Happy Dangpai Losar!

Last year I happened to be in Bhutan witnessing the celebration of the new year of the Female Rabbit and here you can read about my experience. At that time, I didn't realize that it was only one of the several new year celebrations in Bhutan making this country a bit unique again.

Coinciding with this year's Dangpai Losar, this Saturday I will be in Budapest talking about my last year's volunteer project in Bhutan at the event of the Hungarian Bhutan Friendship Society at The Dharma Gate Buddhist University. With our Bhutanese friends we will also cook fantastic ema datsi and other delicacies. Not to mention the promotion of Kunzang Choden's books, including the excellent 'Chill and Cheese, Food and Society in Bhutan' in which the writer shares her fascinating childhood experience celebrating Losar with her family and friends in Bumthang.

I wish you a peaceful and prosperous year of the water male dragon.