Role of Meditation in Achieving Gross National Happiness

Phuntsok Tashi, Khenpo

In: Gross National Happiness: Practice and Measurement: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Gross National Happiness. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2008, pp. 218-228 . ISBN 978-99936-14-52-4

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There are many components and factors through which Gross National Happiness can be realized. But this paper attempts to explore the role of meditation in achieving Gross National Happiness. In general terms, happiness is defined as a positive mental state, the opposite of suffering. If Gross National Happiness is to be achieved by every citizen, then basic meditation practice needs to be introduced in educational institutions like schools and colleges, community temples and farm houses as a part of their daily programmes.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 12:19
ISBN: 978-99936-14-52-4
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Bhutan, Bruttonationalglück, Meditation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mentales Glück, Bhutan , Gross National Happiness , Meditation
Subject (classification): Sociology
Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: Bhutan