Sewala Gompa is one of Bhutan's great and historic centers of
spirituality and education. We couldn't believe how broken down
and damaged it was. All of us were saddened and deeply troubled,
not because a building was falling apart, but because a culture
Young children and monks remain so dedicated to their cultural
traditions and practices that they sleep and study outdoors in
make-shift huts. Bhutan's great institution of Sewala is decaying,
and with it the heart of Bhutan's culture.