Tshering Tobgay (BTN) politician and environmentalist. Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche (TIB/GBR) Abbot of a Buddhist Monastery.
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What good are all the economic indicators if people and nature are not doing well? Happiness may be a subjective concept, but it is already measurable at the national level. Tshering Tobgay, former prime minister of Bhutan, speaks at conferences around the world as a climate activist and originator of the concept of Gross Domestic Happiness, pointing out that the road to prosperity is not just paved with favourable numbers ‒ in the long run, perhaps just the opposite. A man who grew up at the foot of the Himalayas will give us a new perspective on why happiness matters.
How to find peace in a chaotic world
We are constantly longing for something we don't have, spinning a perpetual merry-go-round of want and lack, emptiness and the pursuit of an imaginary happiness that never comes. In Buddhist philosophy, everything seems so simple... With his life wisdom and a portion of kindness and optimism comes our esteemed guest, Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, who has had an incredibly colourful life journey from Tibet halfway around the world to Scotland, where he and his brother founded a Buddhist monastery. Will his words help us find peace? We bet our shoes that the atmosphere in the hall will in itself already be an experience we'll be drawing from for a long time.