TUNKHANNOCK — Harry Sweppenheiser, of Tunkhannock, decided to take the trip of his dreams last year to Bhutan, the smallest state in Asia, one that is entirely in the Himalayan Mountains. He will share his photos and videos in a free presentation, titled “Discovering Bhutan with Harry,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Dietrich Theater.
When asked what he expected to discover on this trip, Sweppenheiser said he really wanted to go to India, encouraged by his interest in yoga. It was his doctor who suggested Bhutan, the country that acknowledges “Growth National Happiness” in its constitution, not “Growth National Product.”
Sweppenheiser was intrigued and further encouraged to go to Bhutan by his yoga teacher, who gave him the book “Radio Shangri-La” by Lisa Napoli. It was reading that book that confirmed his resolve to begin pursuing plans to go to Bhutan.
Taking this trip offered a different way of looking at life. A horseback ride to a mountain monastery, visiting the Shangri-La radio station, purchasing a ring just like the ring purchased by Lisa Napoli, author of the book that inspired him, and other experiences were eye-opening.
It was a “trip of a lifetime” that Sweppenheiser said he “can’t stop talking about it.”
For more information, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.