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The Fourth Dragon King Abdicates His Throne and its Power

03/08/2011  |  Comments Off on The Fourth Dragon King Abdicates His Throne and its Power

During an(other) era of—rule-at-all-cost-even-if-your-people-are-really-pissed-off-at-you—the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan not only abdicated his throne to his eldest son in 2006, but he declared that his country would hold its first democratic elections. During the last of 30 years of ruling his nation under the premise of Gross National Happiness and traditional Buddhist beliefs, Jigme Singye Wangchuck at age 50, gave... more

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The Coronation of ‘Gross National Happiness’

02/25/2011  |  Comments Off on The Coronation of ‘Gross National Happiness’

In 1972 the new King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck stated to the world that a nations success should not lie in its Gross National Product (GNP) but rather, ‘Gross National Happiness’ (GNH). At 17 years old and well before the west started examining the concept of ‘positive psychology’, this was a bold yet comfortable declaration for the youngest ruler... more

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An Exceptional Adventure is a Family Affair—Meet Expedition Bhutan and the Team (and join us!)

02/14/2011  |  1 Comment

Quite a few years back while doing some initial research on Bhutan I became intrigued with this tiny nation’s intangible benchmark for success—Gross National Happiness (GNH). With Bhutan long residing on my ‘must experience’ list, my intrigue turned to mild obsession as I began a several year process of sorting out how I could intricately and thoroughly explore this land.... more

Total Expedition Miles: 484.2
Miles to date: 484.2

Trek Miles to date: 277.3
Bike Miles to date: 205.5
Altitude Climbed/Reached to date: 16,260 ft
Completion Date: December 7th

 

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