Gyonpo Tshering is currently chief librarian at the National Library of Bhutan in the capital city of Thimpu, where he lives. He has a BA in Buddhist philosophy from Semtokha Rigzhung Institute and has translated and written a number of books on Bhutanese history and religion
What we can learn from a country where Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product In clear, simple prose, and with poetic turns of phrase, this inspirational collection of quotations-apart from being funny and quirky-reflects the values of the unique country of Bhutan, and its universal embrace of compassion, understanding and kindness. This remarkable little kingdom in the Eastern Himalayas may just hold the secret to lifelong happiness. The Bhutanese grounding in Buddhist ideals suggests that material and spiritual development should occur side by side- something we can forget too often. So dive into this inspiring collection of wisdom, proverbs and general sage advice to help you along your own road to happiness-or at least put a smile on your face.