15 September 2023

Venerable Lam Neten and monks of the Choetse Dratshang arrived at Trongsa for their winter residence from Kurjee, Bumthang today.

Today the first day of the eight month of the Water Female Rabbit Year and in keeping with tradition, the Choetse Dratshang arrived in Trongsa, its winter residence, and will spend the next seven months before returning to Kurjee, Bumthang on the first day of the third Bhutanese month.

Hundreds of residents of Bumthang and Trongsa received blessings from the sacred relics along the way.

The tradition of maintaining a summer and winter residence dates back to early 17th century.