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Bhutan 'brug yul, lho 'brug

Sacred Places[edit]

A list of sacred places in Western Bhutan: from the following guide: Seeds of Faith: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sacred Places of Bhutan (Volume 1)

Dictionary Entries Related to Bhutan[edit]

ka a bo a - [indian for town of paro in Bhutan] [IW]

ku la gangs ri - Mt. in Bhutan [IW]

kun legs - 1) [R] all joyful goodness; 2) mad yogi of Bhutan [IW]

kun gsal - 1) all- illuminating; 2) brilliant; 3) fully clear; 4) sun; 5) sky, space; 6) mirror; 7) official Bhutan government newspaper [IW]

kun gsal gsar shog - official Bhutan government newspaper [IW]

klo mon - 1) barbaric mon. 2) the barbaric country / area of Mon. [probably Bhutan] [RY]

klo mon - [Bhutan?], the barbaric country of Mon [IW]

bkra shis chos rdzong - {bkra shis chos rdzong [Bhutan] [IW]

bkris sgang - Tashi gang Bhutan [IW]

sku srung dmag mi - bodyguard soldier, Bhutanese royal bodyguard [IW]

skye chu lha khang - the Kyechu Temple at Paro in Bhutan built by Songtsen Gampo [RY]

skyer chu - a river of spa gro in Bhutan [JV]

skrong sa - Bhutan [IW]

khang dmar - khang dmar rdzong [ST between rgyal rtse and gro mo, rdzong, to the S bordeing Bhutan] [IW]

kham bu ma chu - river [S Tibet with souce flowing from blon po rgyal gdong, gro mo brgyud nas flowing into Bhutan] [IW]

khal - 1) pack/ load/ burden [for an animal's back; 2) volume/ weight measur[ing device]; 3) unit of to in Bhutanese numerical system [IW]

gu ru rin po che - Guru Rinpoche 'Precious Master.' The lotus born tantric master who established Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet in the 9th century at the invitation of King Trisong Deutsen. He manifested the attainment of the four vidyadhara levels. He hid innumerable Dharma treasures throughout Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan to be revealed by destined disciples in the centuries to come. Guru Rinpoche resides on the summit of the Copper Colored Mountain on the southeastern continent. He is also known under the names Padmasambhava and Padmakara [RY]

gro mo - gro mo rdzong [S T, w Bhutan E and Sikkim W, ruled from shar gsing mar [IW]

dge legs phu - Bhutan [IW]

rgya bal 'bras 'brug - India/ CH, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan [IW]

rgyal gron - ADC to king of Bhutan [IW]

rgyal gzim - Private Secretary of the King of Bhutan [IW]

rgyal yongs tshogs 'du - national assembly/ congress [Bhutan] [IW]

rgyal sras bstan 'dzin rab rgyas - 1638-1696 - Bhutanese ruler and religious leader [RY]

sgang zur dgon pa - monastery in {lhun rtse} Bhutan, Thimphu [RY]

ngag dbang grags pa - {yongs 'dzin} 16th cent. Bhutanese gter ston} [RY]

ngag dbang rnam rgyal - Ngawang Namgyal / - Seventeenth century Kagyü lama who became Dharma king of Bhutan [RY]

mchog gling rin po che - Chokling Rinpoche, there are two incarnation lineages. Kela (or Tsikey) Chokling and Neten Chokling, named after the two main monasteries of Chokgyur Lingpa. The second Kela Chokling was named Konchok Tenpey Gyaltsen. After his passing a Tulku was born who died at the early age of thirteen. This Tulku had two incarnations. One is the second son of Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche, Mingyur Dewey Dorje, who came to Nepal with his father. The other Tulku stays in Derge/Eastern Tibet. The second Neten Chokling´s name was Ngedon Drubpe Dorje. He was followed by Chokling Pema Gyurme who passed away in India. The present Neten Chokling is named Gyurme Dorje and was born in Bhutan. [tsd]

'jigs med mkhyen brtse 'od zer - His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma school, had monasteries in Bhutan and one in Kathmandu, Nepal [RY]

stag tshang - Taktsang, thirteen, in Tibet and Bhutan. See Tiger Dens [RY]

stag tshang - 1) tiger's den/ lair; 2) cave in Bhutan [IW]

stag tshang - Tiger Dens, thirteen, in Tibet and Bhutan [RY]

bstan 'dzin chos rgyal - (1700-1767) the tenth rje mkhan po of Bhutan [RY]

bstan 'dzin rab rgyas - rgyal sras, 1638-1696 - Bhutanese ruler and religious leader [RY]

thim phu - Thimphu [capital of Bhutan] [IW]

thim phug - Thimphu [capital of Bhutan] [RY]

them phug - Thimpu [capital of Bhutan] [IW]

drag shos - best most noble/ superior, title for Bhutanese aristocracy [IW]

bde thang - 1) physical health, well being; 2) plains, flatlands; 3) {bde ba thang} Bhutan [IW]

bde ba thang - Bhutan [IW]

mdo sde brag - dodeda monastery in Bhutan [RY]

pu na kha - {pu na kha} [winter capital of Bhutan [IW]

spa gro - Paro/ Patro, Bhutan [IW]

spa gro - Paro. in Bhutan [RY]

spa gro stag tshang - Padro Tagtshang which is a meditation place in Bhutan [JV]

spa gro stag tshang bsam grub ke'u tshang - Paro Taktsang, in Bhutan [RY]

spa gro rdzong - Paro Dzong, in Bhutan [RY]

spung thang - Punakha [Bhutan] [RY]

spyi mi - ordinary person replacement/ administrator, delegate to Bhutan national Assembly, elected group leader [IW]

pha jo 'brug sgom zhig po - a 12th century khams pa 'brug pa bka' rgyud pa meditative ascetic who spread his teaching in Bhutan; a 12th century Khampa yogi of the Drukpa Kargyü sect, founder of the Phajo lineages of Bhutan [RY]

phag ri rdzong - [fort and frontier station at border of T, Bhutan, and Sikkim] [IW]

phun gling - phun tshogs ling [Jonangpa Monastery in Tsang or 1 in Bhutan] [IW]

phyed am - unit of Bhutanese currency [IW]

byang chub rgyal mtshan - 18th cent. Bhutanese prelate [RY]

dbang 'dus pho brang - {dbang 'dus pho brang}, Bhutan [palace] [IW]

'bum thang thar pa gling - TARPALING IN BUMTANG. Temple in eastern Bhutan founded by Longchen Rabjam [RY]

'bras ljongs - Sikkim. [South of ya gling and the Himalaya range a kingdom, between autonomous Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and India. The capital is Gangtok sgang thog, it is a kingdom with a hereditary king. In (1975 it was annexed into India.] [IW]

'brug - dragon *, thunder[ous], clap, crack, Bhutan, Drukpa Kagyu [IW]

'brug - 1) thunder, thunderous, clap, crack. 2) Bhutan. 3) - Drukpa Kagyu [RY]

'brug - dragon symbolical of thunder, thunder, lightning, whirlwind, mythical winged dragon, 1 of 12 dus tshod, Bhutan [JV]

'brug - dragon [animal in the 12 year cycle], thunder[ous], clap, crack, Bhutan, drukpa kagyu [IW]

'brug skad - [sound of] thunder *, Bhutanese speech [IW]

'brug gri - Bhutanese knife [IW]

'brug rgyal - king of Bhutan [IW]

'brug rgyal sku 'khor - royal family of Bhutan [IW]

'brug rgyal mnga' bdag rin po che - {'brug rgyal mnga' bdag mchog}, title of king of Bhutan [IW]

'brug rgyal po - the King of Bhutan [RY]

'brug rgyal mo - the Queen of Bhutan [RY]

'brug chas - Bhutanese dress / clothing [RY]

'brug pa - Bhutanese, Drukpa Kagyu [IW]

'brug pa kun legs - Drukpa Kunley, the mad yogi of Bhutan [IW]

'brug pa'i dmag mi - Bhutanese soldier [IW]

'brug mi - Bhutanese person [IW]

'brug gzhung - Bhutanese government [RY]

'brug yul - Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal's land of residence [RY]

'brug yul - bhutan, Bhutan [JV]

'brug yul - Bhutan [RY]

'brug shog - Bhutanese paper [IW]

mi rje mnga' dag rin po che - title of the King of Bhutan [IW]

mon - Bhutan; Mon, a district in Tibet [RY]

mon - 1) Mon district; 2) border district [includes Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal but particularly between Kosi and Teesta rivers: name connotes hunter tribes] [IW]

mon kha ne'u ring - Meadow of Mönkha. Possibly identical with Mönkha Senge Dzong, a cave situated to the east of Bumthang in Bhutan which was used by Padmasambhava and later by Yeshe Tsogyal as a sacred place for the sadhana of Vajra Kilaya [RY]

mon kha seng ge rdzong - Mönkha Senge Dzong. a cave situated to the east of Bumthang in Bhutan which was used by Padmasambhava and later by Yeshe Tsogyal as a sacred place for sadhana [RY]

mon gling - region in southeast Tibetan on the border with Bhutan [JV]

mon rta dbang - Ta Wang Raj [on borders of Bhutan inhabited by semi-TT people reachable only via Assam] [IW]

mon rta dbang - Ta Wang Raj [on borders of Bhutan {mon rta dbang - Ta Wang Raj [on borders of Bhutan [accessible only via Assam]. [IW]

mon pa - Mönpas, an ancient name for the Bhutanese people's and for other eastern Himalayan tribes [RY]

mon pa 'gro - town/ province pa ro [seat of govt in W Bhutan] [IW]

mon yul - Country of Mon (Bhutanese-Assam border) [RY]

smyos rabs - Nyo clan; in Bhutan [RY]

rtses rang - Chirang Bhutan [IW]

zhabs - 1) feet [h]; 2) [h] particle, honored, lord, pada SK?, honorable, venerable; 3) bottom part; 4) king of Bhutan [IW]

zhabs kyi sku mgron - royal guests [Bhutan] [IW]

zhabs kyi drung 'tsho - royal physician [Bhutan] [IW]

zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgyal - 1594-1651 - Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, one of the two incarnations of the fourth Drukchen, contributed to unite Bhutan as a state [RY]

zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgyal - Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, 1594-1651. The other reincarnation of 'brug chen pad ma dkarpo, was born into the royal rgya family. He was the 18th Abbot of Ralung, the first 'brug pa monastery to be established in Tibet. Following the prophecy of pad ma dkar po, zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgyal left for western Bhutan, where the 'brug pa bka' brgyud school had already been established, and founded the Cheri Monastery in 1619 in Thimphu valley. In 1629, he founded his first fortress, Dzong Simtokha, near Thimphu. As the temporal and spiritual ruler of Bhutan, zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgya unified Bhutan for the first time in its history. [tsd]

zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgyal - {zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgyal} [17th century founder of Bhutan] [IW]

zhabs drung ngag dbang rin po che - lineage of {zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgyal} the highest lama of Bhutan. [IW]

zhabs nas gnang ba'i bka' - the king's command [Bhutanese] [IW]

zhabs rogs srid tshab - three regent officials in Bhutan [who rule until the king reaches majority age] [IW]

'on pya stag tshang - Tagtsang [Guru rinpoche's tiger lair in Bhutan] [IW]

'on phu stag tshang - Onphu Taktsang; One of the thirteen Taktsang, or "Tiger Lairs", sacred caves in Tibet and Bhutan blessed by Guru Rinpoche. He was in Yonpu Taktsang, situated high at the head of the Yonpu Valley, that Guru Padmasambhava gave to Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, the empowerment of Vajra Kilaya [RY]

yang 'dul lha khang bzhi - four temples for further taming. [According to the biography of Dalai Lama VII, established by King Songtsen Gampo at kongpo pucu, lhodrak khoting, camtrin degye, and cangdra dumtso. refer to m.V. Aris, Bhutan, pp. 15-32, and History, ch.3 note 11 [gdmk] [IW]

yongs 'dzin ngag dbang grags pa - 16th cent. Bhutanese {gter ston} [RY]

ram 'byams - {ram 'byams} official rank in Bhutanese govt. [IW]

lus 'brel zhu - to request body-link [especially in Bhutan] [RY]

sa khram chen po - land register records of Bhutan [IW]

sems rtogs kha - simtokha monastery in Bhutan [RY]

bsam grub ljongs khar - {bsam grub ljongs khar} Bhutan [IW]

bsam ljongs - {bsam grub ljongs khar} Bhutan [IW]

had - sudden blankness * Bhutan [IW]

had pa - person from Bhutan [IW]

lho 'brug - Bhutan [RY]

lho 'brug pa - a Bhutanese [IW]