The Bhutan Day Annual General Assembly of the German-Bhutan Himalaya Society was held on April 28 in Frankfurt, a press release from the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels states.

Three speakers – the Vice President of the German Bhutan Himalaya Society and Buddhist scholar, Gregor Verhufen; Lama Kelzang from the Kamalashila Institute for Buddhist Studies and Meditation in Langenfeld, Germany; and Samten Yeshi, a Masters’ student at the Central European University, Hungary gave presentations on Buddhism in Bhutan – past and present.

Honorary President of the German-Bhutan Himalaya Society, Professor Manfred Gerner, also made a presentation on his ongoing project for Mebar Tsho in Bumthang. Along with Ambassador Pema Choden and officials from the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels, about 80 participants including the Honorary Consul of Bhutan in southern Germany Dr Wolfgang Pfeiffer, former Honorary Consul of Bhutan Dr Manfred Kulessa, members of the Society and Bhutanese living in Germany attended the event.

The German-Bhutan Himalaya Society was founded in 1984. Members include Germans who have previously lived and worked in Bhutan and other German individuals with an interest in Bhutan.

Staff reporter