Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Gross National Happiness and Positive Education in Bhutan

Schools traditionally teach children academic skills such as literacy, numeracy – they do not, however, teach skills for well-being– for more positive emotion, better relationships, more engagement, and more purpose and meaning. Although there is mounting evidence that such well-being can be taught to individuals (1), well-being is widely considered to be a private matter…

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

No reasonable person doubts that basic literacy is a fundamental business skill. After all, you won’t get far if you can’t read and write. So too with basic social and communication skills. But mindfulness? Is mindfulness—a practiced nonjudgmental in-the-moment awareness rooted in meditation, Buddhism and yoga—also becoming an important business tool? Organizations like the Institute for…

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Enlightenment. The E word. The state of consciousness all spiritual seekers hope for. And yet wishing for enlightenment is a wonderfully paradoxical experience: craving the state of non-craving, trying for effortlessness. There is something fascinating about this conflict between “wanting” and the way it nullifies the state of enlightenment. And yet enlightenment is achievable, and…