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Buttertea At Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya
Buttertea At Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya
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Back of Book:

Often seen as a magical paradise at the end of the world, Bhutan is inaccessible to most travellers. Set against the dramatic scenery of the Himalaya, this beautiful memoir reveals hardships and happiness in a land almost untouched by the West.

When Britta goes to work as a physiotherapist in a remote village hospital, her good intentions are put to the test amid monsoons, fleas and shocking conditions. But as she visits homes in the mountains and learns the mysteries of tantric Buddhism, the country casts its enduring spell.

Gaining insights into the traditions of this mystical kingdom, she makes friends and falls in love. Bhutan will change her life forever.

'...a very interesting read beautifully written' David Young, VSO

Through the eyes of Britta Das, we gain valuable insight into the mysterious realm of Bhutan... compelling reading'

Michael Buckley, author of Heartlands:
Travels in the Tibetan World

About the Author:

Britta Das was born in Germany in 1971, and at the age of thirteen she moved with her family to Canada. In 1994 she completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in London, Ontario, then worked and travelled around Australia and South-east Asia. She volunteered with VSO to work in Bhutan after becoming enchanted by this rarely visited kingdom on a short trip there. During her volunteer year she met her future husband Bikul, and they now live in Canada with their two young daughters. Buttertea at Sunrise is Britta Das's first book and has also been published in Germany and the Netherlands.

CONTENTS

Prologue11
1:A Road Leading East17
2:From a Distance27
3:First Encounters39
4:Where You Going, Miss?47
5:Don't Close Your Eyes56
6:Lhamo69
7:Back-breaking Work79
8: Om Mani Padme Hum 89
9:Choden97
10:Compassion for Little Things106
11:Chilli con Carne118
12:Friction127
13:Are You Feeling Boring?137
14:Minakpa Ama146
15:Buttertea is Warm and Salty154
16:Meme Monk168
17:Different Expectations175
18:Chortens and Prayer Flags187
19:A Trulku Star195
20:To School on Crutches207
21:Town Planning219
22:Dharma or Dollars226
23:Kadam Goemba236
24:The Dances of Light251
25:A Midnight Prayer266
26:Woes in Trashi Yangtse275
27:Losar New Year286
28:The Sound of a Conch294
Epilogue303
Glossary of Frequently Used Bhutanese Terms309

Buttertea At Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya

Item Code:
IDG439
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Edition:
2006
ISBN:
8129109557
Size:
8" X 5.5"
Pages:
312
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Back of Book:

Often seen as a magical paradise at the end of the world, Bhutan is inaccessible to most travellers. Set against the dramatic scenery of the Himalaya, this beautiful memoir reveals hardships and happiness in a land almost untouched by the West.

When Britta goes to work as a physiotherapist in a remote village hospital, her good intentions are put to the test amid monsoons, fleas and shocking conditions. But as she visits homes in the mountains and learns the mysteries of tantric Buddhism, the country casts its enduring spell.

Gaining insights into the traditions of this mystical kingdom, she makes friends and falls in love. Bhutan will change her life forever.

'...a very interesting read beautifully written' David Young, VSO

Through the eyes of Britta Das, we gain valuable insight into the mysterious realm of Bhutan... compelling reading'

Michael Buckley, author of Heartlands:
Travels in the Tibetan World

About the Author:

Britta Das was born in Germany in 1971, and at the age of thirteen she moved with her family to Canada. In 1994 she completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in London, Ontario, then worked and travelled around Australia and South-east Asia. She volunteered with VSO to work in Bhutan after becoming enchanted by this rarely visited kingdom on a short trip there. During her volunteer year she met her future husband Bikul, and they now live in Canada with their two young daughters. Buttertea at Sunrise is Britta Das's first book and has also been published in Germany and the Netherlands.

CONTENTS

Prologue11
1:A Road Leading East17
2:From a Distance27
3:First Encounters39
4:Where You Going, Miss?47
5:Don't Close Your Eyes56
6:Lhamo69
7:Back-breaking Work79
8: Om Mani Padme Hum 89
9:Choden97
10:Compassion for Little Things106
11:Chilli con Carne118
12:Friction127
13:Are You Feeling Boring?137
14:Minakpa Ama146
15:Buttertea is Warm and Salty154
16:Meme Monk168
17:Different Expectations175
18:Chortens and Prayer Flags187
19:A Trulku Star195
20:To School on Crutches207
21:Town Planning219
22:Dharma or Dollars226
23:Kadam Goemba236
24:The Dances of Light251
25:A Midnight Prayer266
26:Woes in Trashi Yangtse275
27:Losar New Year286
28:The Sound of a Conch294
Epilogue303
Glossary of Frequently Used Bhutanese Terms309
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