Talk on Guru Padmasambhava at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York

The Bhutan Foundation invites you to an illustrated lecture by Dr. Karma Phuntsho on PADMASAMBHAVA IN BHUTAN at the RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART (150 W 17th ST, NEW YORK) on SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018 
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Dr. Karma Phuntsho is one of the most renowned scholars and historians from Bhutan. His talk will highlight Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche)’s influence and impact in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Dr. Phuntsho will place particular emphasis on the legacy of concealed treasure teachings (terma), which Padmasambhava is believed to have transmitted through time and space to be uncovered decades and centuries later, and the treasure revealers (terton) who uncovered them.


BIO: Dr. Karma Phuntsho was trained as a monk in Bhutan and India, and received a MSt and DPhil in Oriental Studies at Balliol College, Oxford. He was a researcher at CNRS, Paris and the Spalding Fellow for Comparative Religion at Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He is the author of the Books  History of Bhutan and The Autobiography of Terton Pema Lingpa. He is also currently the president and the founder of Loden Foundation ( and the director of Shejun Agency (, a non-profit organization that focuses on the documentation and study of Bhutan’s written heritage and oral traditions.