Bhutan’s Buddhists keep eye on `Gross National Happiness’

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THIMPHU, Bhutan (RNS) The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is the only nation that puts happiness at the core of public policy. But its thrust on a “Gross National Happiness”(GNH) index is not just a warm-and-fuzzy inheritance from Buddhism, but also integral to the nation’s cultural and political security. Bhutan’s fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, coined […]

  • Coming from being a culturally rich and diverse nation, more than ever has time pushed Bhutan towards the issue of engaging in economic growth while simultaneously meeting the citizens’ basic needs, upholding a sustainable environment, and most importantly, maintaining the overall “gross national happiness” of the citizens’ lives.

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