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Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh presents – Bhutan: The Cloud Kingdom
January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
High on the eastern shoulders of the tallest mountains in the world – The Himalayas – sits a tiny kingdom known as Bhutan. Bhutan broke away from Tibet in the 8th century and disappeared into the mists of her mountains. For eleven centuries it was closed to outsiders and nearly forgotten by the rest of the world. Buddhism and its reverence for all living things (hunting is not permitted) permeates every facet of Bhutanese life. Colorful prayer flags, shrines called Chortens, and giant monastery fortresses known as Dzongs, dot the landscape. Red-robed monks are seen everywhere and each home has its own altar room.The Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon is also occasionally referred to as the last Shangri-la. The air is free of pollution, crime is nearly nonexistent and smiles greet you everywhere, but electric lights (1994), television (1999) and cell phones (2003) will most assuredly end the isolated innocence that so many Bhutanese and harried visitors cherish.