By Linda Leaming
Tucked away within the japanese finish of the Himalayas lies Bhutan-a tiny, landlocked kingdom bordering China and India. Impossibly distant and approximately inaccessible, Bhutan is wealthy in typical good looks, unique vegetation and animals, and loopy knowledge. it's a position the place individuals are surely content material with only a few fabric possessions and the govt. embraces "Gross nationwide Happiness" rather than Gross nationwide Product. during this humorous, magical memoir, we accompany Linda Leaming on her travels via South Asia, sharing her reviews as she learns the language, customs, and faith; her stunning romance with a Buddhist artist; and her realizations in regards to the unforeseen route to happiness and unintended enlightenment. As one of many few american citizens to have lived in Bhutan, Leaming deals a unprecedented glimpse into the quirky mountain nation such a lot of have in simple terms dreamed of. For over ten years, Leaming has lived and labored within the city of Thimphu, the place there are not any site visitors lighting fixtures and less than 100,000 humans. "If enlightenment is feasible at any place" she writes, "I imagine it really is relatively attainable right here" The Bhutanese lifestyle can look formidable to such a lot Westerners, whose lives are ate up with time, potency, and buying issues. yet Leaming exhibits us that we do not unavoidably need to trip around the globe to understand a bit Bhutan in our personal lives, and that following our goals is find out how to be really satisfied.