3/30/2010

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The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan
Daruma Museum Feature
February 2008




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Thimphu
became a town in 1961 and grew as the capital of Bhutan. Before 1960, Thimphu was a small settlement but was developed by the King Jigme Dorje Wangchuk to replace the ancient capital of Punakha.
Thimphu features a monsoon-influenced subtropical highland climate with mild summers and relatively cool winters.
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Climate

The cilimate of Bhutan is affected by monsoons that bring between 60 and 90 percent of the region's rainfall. The climate is humid and subtropical in the southern plains and foothills, temperate in the inner Himalayan valleys of the southern and central regions, and cold in the north, with year-round snow on the main Himalayan summits.

Temperatures vary according to elevation. Temperatures in Thimphu, located at 2,200 meters above sea level in west-central Bhutan, range from approximately 15ー C to 26ー C during the monsoon season of June through September but drop to between about -4ー C and 16ー C in January. Most of the central portion of the country experiences a cool, temperate climate yearround . In the south, a hot, humid climate helps maintain a fairly even temperature range of between 15ー C and 30ー C year-round, although temperatures sometimes reach 40ー C in the valleys during the summer.

Annual precipitation ranges widely in various parts of the country. In the severe climate of the north, there is only about forty millimeters of annual precipitation-- primarily snow. In the temperate central regions, a yearly average of around 1,000 millimeters is more common, and 7,800 millimeters per year has been registered at some locations in the humid, subtropical south, ensuring the thick tropical forest, or savanna. Thimphu experiences dry winter months (December through February) and almost no precipitation until March, when rainfall averages 20 millimeters a month and increases steadily thereafter to a high of 220 millimeters in August for a total annual rainfall of nearly 650 millimeters.

Bhutan's generally dry spring starts in early March and lasts until mid-April.
Summer weather commences in mid-April with occasional showers and continues through the premonsoon rains of late June.
The summer monsoon lasts from late June through late September with heavy rains from the southwest. The monsoon weather, blocked from its northward progress by the Himalayas, brings heavy rains, high humidity, flash floods and landslides, and numerous misty, overcast days.
Autumn, from late September or early October to late November, follows the rainy season. It is characterized by bright, sunny days and some early snowfalls at higher elevations.
From late November until March, winter sets in, with frost throughout much of the country and snowfall common above elevations of 3,000 meters.
The winter northeast monsoon brings gale-force winds down through high mountain passes, giving Bhutan its name-- Drukyul, which in the Dzongkha language means
Land of the Thunder Dragon.

source : countrystudies.us



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. WKD : Festivals of Bhutan .  
They are all KIGO.


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external LINKS



The National Library of Bhutan, NLB
The NLB also has an impressive Collection of about 4.000 English Books.


Bhutan Portal : Google

Plants of Bhutan


Animals of Bhutan


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under construction


kigo for spring


. black neck cranes


Bulbul bird


march wind


ploughmen


rhododendron


Tsechu Spring Festival



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haiku TOPICS for Bhutan


Butter lamps, butterlamps


. Dochula Pass (3200m)  Dochu La

. donations  


. prayer wheel, prayer wheels  


. raven (jarog)


. rice terrace, rice terraces  



. Tshechu Festivals / Tsechu  



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....................... Haiku Poets from Bhutan



. Sonam Chhoki  



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Deer Park Haiku Thimphu

The wind
Billows
The silhouette of the tree


Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)




Driving down the lane
On a chilly rainy day
Wet men on the bike


Kinley Tshering (Thimphu)




Sang wish you were here
in a cold full moon night
My camera is at home


Neten Chhetri (Thimphu)


Haiku BLOG
http://www.deerparkthimphu.org/blog/

http://www.deerparkthimphu.org/

Jigme Tenzin (Thimphu)
Karma CW (Thimphu)
KK Dorji ( Thimphu)
Noam Lemish (Thimphu)
Sherab Jamtsho (Thimphu)
Tashi Gyeltshen (Thimphu)
Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)


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Haiku Expeditions in Bhutan

Tandin has been guiding folks for over 13 years and has an intimate knowledge of the land and its culture.
Haiku Expeditions Com


Some Haiku from the trip in 2003

suspended
between heaven and earth
takstang monastery

how precise
thangka measurements
little did i know

after tea
betelnut and paan
cat prowls for meat


Read more and look at the marvellous photos !

© Sanjay Rajan 2002-2006

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Inspiration from the people of Bhutan

We all remember!
“Land of the Thunder Dragon”
Our cost of freedom!

© 2001 Manes Pierre
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?AuthorID=22622&id=143191

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Prayer Flags in Bhutan

moving wind
mowing flag
moving mind




Two monks were arguing about the temple flag waving in the wind.
One said: "The flag moves."
The other said: "The wind moves."
They argued back and forth but could not agree. Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, said: "Gentlemen!

It is not the flag that moves.
It is not the wind that moves.
It is your mind that moves."

- Zen Koan
http://www.thewordproject.com/1flag.htm


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1 comment:

. Gabi Greve said...

 Prayer Flags, a Haiku Topic

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