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Please join us on March 28th at 4:30 pm for a special in-progress screening of Bhutan: A Kingdom of Happiness, as part of the DC Environmental Film Festival.
After the screening, discuss many of the concepts raised in the film with a distinguished panel to include the filmmakers as well as Sonam Tobgay of the United Nations, Mark LaPrarie of the World Bank, Bruce Bunting and Pem Lama of the Bhutan Foundation and Erich E. Veitenheimer, Partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.
Admission is free.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.4:30 PM, Sunday, March 28, 2010 Carnegie Institution for Science – Elihu Root Auditorium 1530 P St., NW (Map)
Our team has been invited to film the first-ever gathering of international scholars and great thinkers to examine the meaning of Gross National Happiness as it relates to education.
In December, 2009, The GNH Educational Conference will launch an unprecedented effort—the first in the world—to transform an entire national educational system along holistic lines.
Bhutan intends its new educational system to reflect fully and in every respect the principles, values, and approaches of its core ‘Gross National Happiness’ development philosophy, which seeks to integrate sustainable economic development with true environmental conservation, the wisdom and practices of its profound ancient culture, and good governance.
The country’s leaders want its youth to grow up as good citizens with a deep, abiding, and genuine care for the natural world and for others, and with the ability to see the nature of reality clearly and to cut through the dominant consumerist and materialist messaging to which they are exposed on television and elsewhere. The new education system is intended to integrate genuinely mind, heart, and action.
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