280 Folk Songs of Bhutan

This book contains two hundred and eighty folk songs gathered from various places in the “land of the Dragon”, Bhutan. Two eminent scholars, Lopen Nado and Dasho Lam Sangnak, have kindly consented to check the content of these songs and to write a preface.
In a second volume, Kunzang Tobgyal and Mani Dorji want to gather more songs, which will be presented according to their origin in the sixteen [now twenty] districts of Bhutan, and to the kind of celebration with which they are related, such as marriage, new year, consecration of a house, archery, and so forth.

༄༅། །འབྲུག་གི་སྡེ་སྲིད་ཁྲི་རབས་རིམ་བྱོན་གྱི་མཛད་རྣམ་དེབ་ཐེར་དཔྱོད་ལྡན་དགྱེས་པའི་དོ་ཤལ།།

རྩོམ་སྒྲིག་པ་དག་ཤོས་སངས་རྒྱས་རྡོ་རྗེ༏

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ཕྱོགས་བསྒྲིགས་དང་ཞིབ་འཚོལ།        དྲག་ཤོས་སངས་རྒྱས་རྡོ་རྗེ།

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བཟོ་བཀོད་པ།.                           རྡོ་རྗེ་རྒྱལ་མཚན།

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HAPPINESS : Transforming the Development Landscape

Thirty years ago, the Fourth King of Bhutan famously proclaimed that ―Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product, thereby setting Bhutan on a holistic development path. Following this historic declaration, Bhutan developed a Gross National Happiness (GNH) Index and screening tool to evaluate all new policies, proclaiming that:
―Gross National Happiness measures the quality of a country in more holistic way [than GNP] and believes that the beneficial development of human society takes place when material and spiritual development occur side by side to complement and reinforce each other.
In July 2011, 68 nations joined Bhutan in co-sponsoring its UN General Assembly resolution on ―Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development.