Happiness + Sustainability

    Sunday April 1, 2012 @ 6:30 PM

    Price: $200.00
    Member Price: $180.00

    A dialogue between Jeffrey D. Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Dasho Karma Ura, President of the Center for Bhutan Studies


    6:30 p.m. 

    7:30 p.m.

    There will be a post-event Tibetan musical performance.


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    Reception with Jeffrey Sachs, Dasho Karma Ura, and the Tenzin Gyatso monks, preferred seating for the talk and a signed copy of Prof. Sachs’ latest book The Price of Civilization.

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    Talk and post-event Tibetan musical performance.

    Presented with Tenzin Gyatso Institute

    About the Event

    In July 2011, under the leadership of Bhutan, sixty-eight countries co-sponsored a UN resolution titled "Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development," and on April 2 the Royal Government of Bhutan will be convening a high-level meeting at the UN on "Happiness and Well-Being."

    On the eve of this historic global event, the Rubin Museum and Tenzin Gyatso Institute will host an intimate dialogue between Dasho Karma Ura and Professor Sachs. Join us to explore what it will take to put our planet on a different path; creating a new economic paradigm that promotes harmony with nature, respects ancient traditions and wisdom, and builds strong communities

    Join us to envision and explore what it will take to shift our planet towards a different path, by creating a new global economic paradigm that promotes harmony with nature, respects our ancient traditions and wisdom, and builds strong, healthy communities.

    Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Rubin Museum of Art and the scholarship initiatives of the Tenzin Gyatso Institute.

    The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections through the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.

    The Tenzin Gyatso Institute (TGI) was founded to advance, promote and put into action the values of enlightened education, religious harmony, and compassionate social action - ideals embodied by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tracing the arc of the Dalai Lama’s own journey, the TGI is forging a dynamic East-West exchange by bringing the most promising monastic scholars from the Himalayas to study physics, psychology and humanities in American universities. This fusion of  the unique wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism with the 'outer sciences' of modernity will equip these future leaders to traverse both worlds, and to generate revolutionary new ways of addressing our most pressing global challenges.


    About the Speakers

    Dasho Karma Ura is the President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies (Thimphu, Bhutan), which has been at the forefront of promoting and deepening national and global understanding of Bhutan's develop-ment philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Dasho Ura was a member of the Drafting Committee of Bhutan's first Constitution, enacted in July 2008. He is also a painter of traditional Buddhist murals and tangkas.


    Professor Jeffrey Sachs is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation.  For more than 20 years he has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing.  He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability.