Monday, February 13, 2012

Exhibition on Bhutan

On the 12th of February 2012, I had the opportunity of going to Arhus, the second largest city in Denmark, a 3.5 hours journey by car from Copenhagen to see the exhibition on Bhutan. The exhibition is aptly titled "Thunder dragon on the move". The exhibition is organized by an anthropologist and a Exhibition producer, Ditte Marie Seeberg through the support of DANIDA, Aarhus Kommune, Danish Centre for Culture and Development (DCCD) and the National Museum of Bhutan. This is an audio-visual exhibition with various display of the Bhutanese artifacts, mainly focused on the Bhutanese children and their reflections on life. Its purpose is to provide an insight into childhood conditions at home and school vis-a-vis the concept of Gross National Happiness. The exhibition is open for public from 10th February 2012 till 25th March 2012.

Not only did i get to meet the rest of the Bhutanese living in Denmark, I also had the privilege of meeting and discussing various aspects of life with the Director of the National Musuem of Bhutan, Khenpo Phuntshok Tashi. Khenpo is also the author of various books like Invoking Happiness: guide to the sacred festivals of Bhutan and Gross National Happiness, Mindful Living in Bhutan, The Positive Impact of the Gomchen tradition on achieving and maintaining Gross National Happiness, and The Thirteen Arts and Crafts of Bhutan.

                                           (Photo courtesy:

The event for the day ended with a brief teaching on mindfulness by the Khenpo followed by a short meditation. And now as usual, I am back to assignments and submissions.
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  1. Its great to know that Buddhist religion is getting popular to all over world. Infact it is a good opportunity for you. Gre8 Job!

    By-the-way sir, we have finally achieved what we are expecting for long time. RTU problem at intake Basochhuu is now restored and functioning normally now.
    our new FOC cable is working smoothly and our old is also repair for standby purpose.
    Regarding the Switchyard SCADA problem, our management has decided to invite the SCADA specialist for inspection first and then restoration work will be done after that.

    These days annual maintenance is going on as usual.

    with warm regards!

    From SP and All friends here!!

  2. Ditte Marie SeebergMay 9, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    Dear Karma Tsering,

    Thank you so much for your warm description of our Exhibition in Aarhus - we truly felt that you as bhutaneese were the ones who were the real Judge, in terms of how the Exhibition was felt by you. So we are very thankful for your words. I hope you are having a good time in Denmark - I will be going to Bhutan on sunday, to do fieldwork with Khenpo Tashi and my husband Jens Kirkeby, we will make small documentaries for the New Natural History Gallery in The National Museum of Bhutan - opening 7th of November. Kossosambola if you are in Bhutan! All the very best and Warmest Wishes from Ditte Marie Seeberg

  3. Dear Ditte Marie,
    It was nice of you to organize the event. It was my pleasure to visit your exhibition works and to have met people who had a common interest in Bhutan and Buddhism.
    I am still in Denmark and will be here till the end of August. Enjoy your stay if you are still in Bhutan.



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