Bret Parrish hails from a small town in Texas. Growing up he loved books and basketball above all else, and some things never change. College, at least the first go-around, was truly transformational for Bret, as he majored in Creative Writing and Religious Studies at East Carolina University in North Carolina, and discovered the passions, values, and sense of identity that would steer his course. Bret has studied abroad in Mexico and India, stayed for brief stints in ashrams and communes, and worked odd jobs aplenty to experience the beauty of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. He enjoys altering his state of consciousness with meditation, hatha and laughter yoga, hiking, and dancing. Bret attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he received a Masters of Divinity degree grounded in Buddhist practice and philosophy. Seemingly unable to stop going to school, he picked up his teaching certification in New Mexico last year while teaching high school English on a Native American reservation. Fresh off of experiences that bridge East and West, tradition and modernity, individualism and communalism, Bret feels the pulse of Bhutan in his blood. He is psyched to check the topmost line off his bucket list. He’ll be teaching higher secondary English in Gaselo village in Wangdue.