Bhutan is a small country high up in the Himalayas and borders India and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world and the profound teachings of this tradition exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called “the Last Shangrila.” Bhutan has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness, in which development is measured using a holistic approach to well-being, rather than by reference only to gross domestic product.
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