Why is economy (or the 'Gross National Product') still the main indicator for how 'well' a country is doing in most parts of the world?

It is about time to ensure that prosperity is shared across society and that we stop accepting the destruction of environment as a necessary mean to satisfy our needs.

We are super happy that Khenpo Phuntsok Tashi, a buddhist monk and Head of the National Museum of Bhutan, will come to our Center to talk about the environmental aspects of the 'Gross National Happiness'! 

GNH, Gross National Happiness, is the world famous concept that has been replacing GNR, Gross National Product, as an indicator of value for four decades in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. As a result, holistic wellbeing of the whole nation is taken into account rather than just economy. This has led to the most progressive environmental policies in the world.

The country must - by law - be covered by at least 60 percent forest coverage. In reality it is 71 percent, which is unique on our planet! Buthan gets all of it’s power from hydro electric plants and is the only Co2 negative country in the world. It is fair to say that Bhutan can be considered a world leader in sustainability. 

Khenpo will be in Europe for just a few days, and we are excited that he'll come to our Center to give a talk on this exciting topic and also share insights about its roots in Buddhist philosophy.

On top of this, Adam Dreisler will give a short introductory talk to the Holistic Health Manual, that he has developed and written through the past years, and that is now available in a printed version.

About the speakers

Khenpo Phuntsok Tashi is the Head of the National Museum of Bhutan. He holds a traditional doctorate in Buddhist philosophy, titled Khenpo. He is a buddhist monk but has also studied international communication and comparative religion. He is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and on national television and radio in Bhutan and has a deep knowledge of the links between buddhism, ecology and GNH.

Adam Dreisler is a holistic development coach, member of think.dk, and the amazing person who initiated this wonderful event. 

This event is free for everyone!