This is Lopen Norbu Gyeltshen, one of Bhutan's most treasured Masters of Philosophy and Director of Sang Chokhor Buddhist College in the mountains above Paro. Established in 1765 by Choglay Truku Sacha Tenzin, the College instructs 150 to 200 students in a six-year course in philosophy. The monastic education in Bhutan is rigorous, spanning primary, secondary, and college levels that include sciences, arts, poetry, dialectics and debate – in addition to traditional sutras and Buddhist philosophy – and must be completed with a minimum of three years’ meditation practice. Lopen Norbu introduced me to some of the talented photographers and writers in the college, asking that I consider them for participation in the Bhutan Masters project. Several of his students qualified, and I began to train them in documentary photography and filmmaking with the goal of recording Bhutan’s immense spiritual legacy in a systematic way.