One way of entering into this story line is offered through the life story of the Buddha Shakyamuni. He primarily taught a way out of the cycle of rebirths based on a practice of meditation. We can also follow the gradual development of his insights into a complex philosophical and ritual system.

Mahayana Buddhism, which is practiced in Bhutan, does not only determine the spiritual lives of the Bhutanese, but also shapes the secular areas, from national politics up to the economic everyday life of the rural population.

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