Our vision is the inauguration of Sorig Khang Bhutan, with the establishment of facilities for Sowa Rigpa teaching, meditation practice, and a medicinal plant cultivation center.
The Sorig Khang community has purchased a five hectare property in the Gelephu area of Southern Bhutan, which will soon be developed to manifest these programs.
The Gelephu area of Southern Bhutan is a treasure trove of botanical diversity, near healing hot springs and protected wildlife sanctuaries with rich subtropical and Himalayan foothill forests, wild elephants and other rare species.
The first step in the project will be to begin cultivation of medicinal plants
Medicinal plant cultivation
The first step in the project will be to begin cultivation of medicinal plants. This can begin immediately.
Southern Bhutan is a lush, subtropical paradise, and many Sowa Rigpa herbs grow very well in the area. The primary species will be ‘black agar,’ the Aquillaria tree so highly prized for its aroma and medicinal properties. This will be complimented by other trees and unserstory plants, following principles of permaculture and sustainable herbal cultivation.
The next stage will be to begin construction on the bulding and facilities of the center
Construction of the Center
The next stage will be to begin construction on the bulding and facilities of the center. We will build a three-story main building, following traditional Bhutanese principles of construction.