The Peaceful Bamboo Family is to become the first international Happiness Centre in partnership with the GNH Centre in Bumthang/Bhutan.
we had a working session with the Board of Directors of The Peaceful Bamboo Family (Tinh Truc Gian in Vietnamese or TTG) and there was an immediate consensus on applying to become a partner Happiness Centre, connected with the GNH Centre in Bhutan.
Mrs. Phan To Trinh, a member of the Board of Director plans to come in June to Bhutan during the International Spiritual Leaders meeting t formalize the agreement.
Reading the Charter of TTG, we found that there is a strong alignment of values. The only element that we will add is an explicit reference to “Happiness” as the goal of the Centre, which is implicit at this stage:
Fundamental respect for all human beings without any form of discrimination based on the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights
Confidence in the capability to transform and develop of all human beings
· Respect and care for natural, social and spiritual environment
of the interdependence of all beings in mutual sharing of support and help
· Create a respectful environment in which everyone can unfold its best potential
a open space of listening and dialogue stimulating human encounter: intercultural exchange, honoring diversity, freedom of opinion and speech
Encourage lifelong learning for everyone:
o Learning to live together
· Develop ecological consciousness and lifestyle
Create a social therapeutic community through meaningful work and lifestyle
· Each one commits to do their best to implement in all actions, decisions and under all circumstances the values formulated in the present Charter
We will work on a common Charter for all the partner
Centers, but many elements of the present Charter can serve as a basis for this document.
It's important to note that we have the first biodynamic garden in Vietnam