Using Buddhist Insights in Implementing Gross International Happiness

Hylkema, Jean Karel

In: Gross National Happiness and Development - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 532-537 . ISBN 99936-14-22-X

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Abstract

The author deals with the importance of Buddhist insights for the implementation of the concept of Gross National Happiness. He demonstrates that the Buddhadharma comprises many insights and methods that can contribute significantly to responsible leadership; that it is more important and effective to work on our spiritual and mental capacities than on learning and working with methods that are not based on the right view and right motivation; and that working from the right insights into the true nature of reality, guided by a right motivation/attitude – partly through practicing the Six Paramitas – is the most effective way in to achieve good and sustainable results with our leadership and management. This is also the deeper purpose of working with the concept Gross International Happiness.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 16:05
ISBN: 99936-14-22-X
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Buddhismus, Bruttonationalglück, Implementation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Umsetzung, Buddhism , Gross National Happiness , Implementation
Subject (classification): Sociology
Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: Bhutan