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Bhutan: The Cloud Kingdom

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Bhutan: The Cloud Kingdom (2010)

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High on the eastern shoulders of the Himalayas, the tallest mountains in the world, sits the independent kingdom known as Bhutan. With its highest point over 24,000 feet, it truly is a kingdom in the clouds. But as filmmaker, interpretive field naturalist, and adventure-lecturer Tom Sterling discovered, Bhutan is a country that is very much down to Earth in its politics, philosophy and way of life.

The adage "good things come in small packages" certainly applies to this tiny, predominantly Buddhist nation. It is filled with joyful and warm-hearted people who are more concerned with "Gross National Happiness" than "Gross National Product"; its extraordinary architecture, such as the Taktsang Monastery, Punaka Dzong, and Gangtey Monastery, reflects a deeply steeped devotion to its Buddhist traditions and heritage; and the country's respect for the environment results in near pristine natural landscapes and a prevalence of remarkable wildlife. More than 70 percent of Bhutan is forested, while sanctuaries and national parks fully protect one quarter of the country.

Here, through the eye of an experienced journalist, you view the culture of the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," the legends, the dances, the people; also you will be absorbed in the environment, the mountains and valleys, the trees and plants, the birds and animals. In a world filled with fears of extinction, pollution, crime and global warming, the lessons we can learn from Bhutan are many.

Tom Sterling
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forurhealth, posted on August 21, 2014

I've watched a lot of documentaries in my life time but I've NEVER enjoyed them as much as I've enjoyed watching this one.
The filmography and wonderful voice of the person describing everything was perfect. The love and respect is present with every event that takes place. You could hear and see the wonder of the everyday life in Bhutan with it's people, animals and flora all around. The pristine conditions and old style ways they keep is a lesson in balance and harmony. I find it even more fascinating since David Wilcock has been incorporating this subject matter in his Wisdom Teachings this past few months and for me it makes his teachings even richer. This video couldn't have come to GaiamTV at a better time.
Thank you Gaiam, you just get better and better. Many Blessings MEF

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on August 20, 2014

A nice window into Bhutan, the world's "happiest place".

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