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The Buddhist Truth of Happiness: Spirituality and Development – The Case of Governance in Bhutan
This article looks at how spirituality, and spiritually motivated people, can use their religious inspiration in the fields of development and governance. In particular, the author is concerned with t...
The Positive Impact on Gomchen Tradition on Achieving and Maintaining Gross National Happiness
This paper proposes that Gomchens (sgom chen), "great meditators" who make up a special type of religious practitioner in Bhutan, are a significant resource as advisors in the implementation of...
Folktales and Education: Role of Bhutanese Folktales in Value Transmission
This paper argues that folktales play a vital role in education, filling in gaps that the modern education system overlooks. The author recommends ways to more broadly disseminate such folklore to pro...
Towards a New Conceptualization of Gross National Happiness and Its Foundations
This article seeks to articulate the centrality of morality within Gross National Happiness (GNH). The author critiques the current models of development which are predominately amoral. Citing the mo...
How Should Happiness Guide Policy? Why Gross National Happiness Is Not Opposed to Democracy
This article is concerned with Gross National Happiness (GNH) as a guide to public policy decisions. The article briefly summarizes the author's conception of "deliberative democracy" as a system of p...
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