Signs of the religious afflictions of the Bhutanese are quite ubiquitous and permeate a majority of the facets of their lifestyle. The practice of Buddhism is evident in the familiar Dzongs, stupas, prayer flags, and prayer wheels visible around the country. Buddhism was brought to Bhutan by Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava, in the 8th century. The Thimphu Tsechu festival is