Archive for October, 2012

October 24, 2012

gnh inspires ‘buddhist values in business’ workshop

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‘Buddhist values in Business and its potential for Europe’ is a unique and engaging international workshop to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 24-25 November 2012.

Partly inspire by Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness, the workshop is open to anyone from business or academic sectors interested or involved in Buddhist business/economics. The small and highly participatory gathering will allow participants to explore, discuss and agree on key characteristics of profitable business enterprises aligned with buddhist values and among others form a working group to advance the agenda of Buddhist values in entrepreneurship.

Dasho Karma Ura, Diretor Centre for Bhutan Studies, and Dr Karma Phuntsho, research Associate at the Department of social Anthropology Cambridge and founder of the Loden foundation in Bhutan are among the  experts attending the workshop.

The workshop is organised by the Buddhist economics research platform, Loden foundation and Hungarian Bhutan friendship organisation.

For information and registration:

October 12, 2012

‘the other final’ best sports documentary ever!

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The 2003 documentary ‘The other final’ has won the Herman Kuiphof trophy for the best Dutch sports documentary ever, on October 10, 2012.

The trophy went to director – Mr Johan Kramer, producer – Mr Matthijs de Jongh, and camera man – Lex Brand. The jury  declared that the documentary, about the non commercial ‘other final’ played in 2002 between teams from Bhutan and Montserrat was a genuine feel good movie; amusing, hart-warming and charming. The power of sports is well documented in ‘the other final’. The documentary, initiated from the Amsterdam based KesselsKramer  company, was screened world wide and received several prizes since 2003.

Bhutan+partners produced all the arrangements in Bhutan during  three weeks of breathtaking excitement, knowing that something new was going to happen;  The number of tourists  from Korea, Japan and Thailand, raised tremendously  after the film was screened  in their cinemas and the Bhutan people are still referring to this film as the one that exposed Bhutan to the general public for the first time.

Information: trailer on you tubeHerman Kuiphof, the other finalbhutan+partners+the other final, KesselsKramer