Bhutan Religions & Beliefs

The major religion of Bhutan is a tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism, introduced by the 8th Century saint Guru Rinpoche or Precious Master. The influence of Buddhism is visible in the everyday lives of the Bhutanese, colorful prayer flags adorn rooftops, mountain passes and are strung across valleys.

Monasteries and temples house sacred religious treasures from centuries gone by ornate and detailed artwork of deities and gods adorn the walls, the spiritual values enshrined in this Buddhist art. There are approx. 2000 monasteries of varying sizes and age in this Kingdom, the values of Buddhism permeate not only the daily lives of the Bhutanese but all sentient beings.

This Bhutan Travel Guide can provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy while indulging yourself in a journey through this Himalayan kingdom