Happiness & Spirituality: Bhutan’s Concept of Gross National Happiness

A talk on October 3 at 7 PM in Bannon Auditorium on the campus of Seattle University. 

Presenting will be Lopen Gem Dorji (Gembo), current advisor and former Secretary General of the Central Monk Body in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Happiness & SpiritualityHow the Concept of Gross National Happiness Intertwines with Vajrayana Buddhism

The concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) has been widely promoted and discussed in recent years in Bhutan.

Bhutan as the foremost proponent of this unique concept places sustainable economic development, environmental preservation, cultural promotion, and good governance as the foundation for bringing happiness into the lives of our people.


For further information, contact Dr. Jason Wirth (wirthj@seattleu.edu)

Sponsored by the Seattle University EcoSangha and the Seattle University Department of Philosophy with the cooperation of the Northwest Zen Community and Eishoji Soto Zen Temple