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Dasho Karma Ura
President, Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH

Dasho Karma Ura is the President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH (CBS & GNH), an institute dedicated to promoting His Majesty the Fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s globally influential development philosophy of Gross National Happiness and conducting multidisciplinary research about the culture and history of Bhutan and policy studies. 

The Centre for Bhutan Studies is currently engaged in creating a conceptually new facility for the city of Thimphu, called the Library of Mind, Sound and Body.

Under the inspired patronage and direction of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, social worker through the Tarayana Foundation, Dasho has had the opportunity to co-create masked dances and costumes for the annual Dochula Druk Wangyal Festival, temple murals, and the Biggest Golden Butter lamp of Eternal Flame of Druk Wangyal. 

Dasho studied in St. Stephen’s College Delhi, Magdalen College, Oxford University and University of Edinburgh, Scotland.