Travellers and magicians

Young and old at the farm house


May be you already saw this great bhutanese film « Travellers and magicians »  made by a famous bhuddist teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rimpoche. If you have not seen it yet, rejoice as you have a great movie night before you…and those who already saw it I suggest you look at it again. It is really a nice film, a great story (still very relevant : the apple picker story is just very up to date these days in Bhutan !) nicely filmed and a very good description of Bhutan, its customs, its people, nature…


We just come back from a long travel…we have been with the family in Bumthang (Tho wrote about it in his great blog : Travelling as a family really is quite WONDERFUL ! And as said in my previous blog, travelling with children you discover another Bhutan, flowers by the side of the road, sudden « sand puddles » to play in, a sweet little dog, other small children and the kind smile of kind people who love children !

So many « little things » that we grown ups tend not to see and not to apreciate enough…right ?


We look for « special » « great » »unique »events…children enjoy a piece of wood by the side of the road, a kind persons attention, running along a little path, laughing laughing and laughing …running, jumping, playing…listening to stories sitting by the Bukhari in the evening…stories of travellers and magicians, of mountains, gods and spirits…


And yes just as in the movie travellers and magician we did meet nice fellow travellers on our way : The lovely  GNH team and Nasiphel community with whom we shared this very sacred and deeply moving event of the Kandjur ceremony. Everyone who was there « was meant to be there » I could feel this deeply ! it was a big and yet intimate event where « destiny » spoke in a very joyful and significant way.


Big ceremonies in big temples are wonderful but also tend to be more formal as here in this little temple it was so intimate and so « simple » and yet GREAT !


Our 3 grandkids were so happy there. They played with other children specially the Lam’s daughter , an old grandpa monk babysitted them and there was not a strict separation between ceremony and just « life », children, dogs, cats, wondering in and out…old grandma’s  and grandpa’s, little children….all those who are closer to a spiritual experience were there !


Pema the landlady of our home stay  just fell in love with little Sofia ! You should have seen her looking at her ! Her heart was wide open and her attention fully on this little miracle girl ! True loving kindness 


On the day we were leaving Bumthang by plane, we also met some really nice fellow travellers, and actually most of them we had met before or knew of them etc (oh this is Bhutan !) As our plane was delayed one monk who was there stranded with us in this tiny airport, took us to get the blessing of Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche in his nearby monastery. Rimpoche just came out of a solitary retreat and so it was a blessing to be able to meet him….and for us travellers and magicians a wonderful way to end this part of our journey,…because as you all know…the journey continues…

The three children carrying the holy scriptures


14.04 | 09:07

Je progresse un peu en anglais et j'ai presque tout compris. Merci Lisy pour ton magnifique engagement dans cette belle réalisation qu'est TTG.

11.04 | 01:36

Looking forward to your next article beeing amongs the friends and development of TTG.THANK YOU And all the best.

08.04 | 08:20

Beautiful Lisa,- yes for sure being among the clouds gives a whole wonderful other dimension, - if we listen into it, as you did. Thank you

08.04 | 07:44

Wonderful blog entry, than k you Lisi