Buddhism in Bhutan | History

Buddhism in Bhutan

Buddhism is the most widely practiced religion in Bhutan: Vajrayāna Buddhism is the state religion of Bhutan, and Buddhists comprise 2/3 to 3/4 and Hinduism 1/4 of its population. Although the Buddhism practiced in Bhutan originated in Tibetan Buddhism, it differs significantly in its rituals, liturgy, and monastic organization. The state religion has been supported financially by the government through annual subsidies to Buddhist monasteries