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Astronism in Bhutan refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Bhutan, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Bhutan oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Bhutan is split into twenty districts and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Thimphu, which will be the only observatory in the kingdom.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Bhutan including:
- Astro-Bhutanese philosophy
- Astro-Bhutanese religion
- Astro-Bhutanese spirituality
- Bhutanese astroncy
- Bhutanese Astronism
- Bhutanese astronomical religion
- Bhutanese Cosmism
- Bhutanese space religion
History of Astronism in Bhutan
Astronism is currently unrecognised by the government in Bhutan and the Astronist Institution has labelled freedom of religion for Astronists in Bhutan as censorious.
Due to their unrecognised status, the number of Astronists currently residing in Bhutan is unknown and concerns have been raised regarding their freedom to practice their faith. Additionally, no Astronist content have been translated into Dzongkha, the official language of the country, which presents another barrier for Bhutanese Astronists.
Astronist demographics in Bhutan
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