Led by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck
The Bhutan Nuns Foundation (BNF) is organizing a Sponsored Walk on November 2nd, 2014. This walk will be Led by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, patron of BNF, and all proceeds will benefit future BNF projects. These will include improving the living quarters of the nuns and construction of the training and retreat center, for the benefit of all Bhutanese nuns throughout the country.
The route for the walk will go through three significant, amazing historical pilgrim sites. It will start from Tamche Monastery towards Paro Kichu Monasteryand from Kichu to Lhai Dhing, also known as Hedey locally. Altogether, participants will be covering approximately 48 Kms in one day. The walk will begin from Tamche at around 3am.
Historically, before the advent of the motor roads, journeys on foot to these holy sites were the norm. There is a traditional belief that visiting all three places in one day will gain a pilgrim far more merit than would typically be earned by visiting a single holy site.
Interested people are welcome to join and sponsor but please note that each participate is responsible for finding their own sponsors. You may also choose to sponsor your own walk.
Kindly note that there is a double benefit in joining this walk:
(1) You will gain merit by trekking to and paying homage to these three very important, special and old temples (2) Also, your sponsorship of the walk will provide support to Bhutanese nuns and their spiritual practice.
Both Sponsors and walkers may kindly register by sending and email to the following contacts: