A Splendid Isolation: Lessons on Happiness from the Kingdom of Bhutan

A Splendid Isolation: Lessons on Happiness from the Kingdom of Bhutan

by Madeline Drexler
     
 

What does Bhutan understand about happiness that the rest of the world does not? Award-winning journalist and author Madeline Drexler recently traveled to this Himalayan nation to discover how the audacious policy known as Gross National Happiness plays out in a fast-changing society where Buddhism is deeply rooted-but where the temptations and collateral damage of… See more details below

Overview

What does Bhutan understand about happiness that the rest of the world does not? Award-winning journalist and author Madeline Drexler recently traveled to this Himalayan nation to discover how the audacious policy known as Gross National Happiness plays out in a fast-changing society where Buddhism is deeply rooted-but where the temptations and collateral damage of materialism are rising. Her reported essay blends lyrical travelogue, cultural history, personal insights, and provocative conversations with top policymakers, activists, bloggers, writers, artists, scholars, religious leaders, students, and ordinary citizens in many walks of life. This book is sure to fascinate readers interested in travel, Buddhism, progressive politics, and especially the study and practice of happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499362640
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/04/2014
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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