The Characteristics and Levels of Happiness in the Context of the Bhutanese Society

Gayleg, Karma

In: Gross National Happiness and Development - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness. Thimphu, Centre for Bhutan Studies 2004, pp. 541-554 . ISBN 99936-14-22-X

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In this paper, some of the characteristics of happiness perceived by the Bhutanese are presented in the backdrop of the Buddhist philosophy of life. Over the last many centuries, Buddhism has played a great role in the shaping of society's perception of happiness and the general attitude towards life. Further, happiness has been divided into various levels, where its parameters or determinants may be common in all the levels, or it might be quite different. These levels have been treated in the context of Bhutan, while at the same time referring to the outside world.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 13:00
ISBN: 99936-14-22-X
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Bhutan, Gesellschaft, Buddhistische Philosophie, Glück
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buddhistisches Denken, Bhutan , Society , Buddhist Philosophy , Happiness
Subject (classification):
Countries/Regions: Bhutan