Date(s) - 10.Jul.2013 - 16.Jul.2013
The Economics of Happiness Retreat
The Economics of Happiness – WakeUp Summer Retreat
with Dr. Ha Vinh Tho
We will consider the connection between the negative aspects of economic growth and our own suffering and habit energies – desire, fear, stress, loneliness, depression – whilst also considering the potential for transformation. To help us we will take a look at the economic model offered by Bhutan, where political and socio-economic decisions are made on the basis of Gross National Happiness, thereby creating a balance between spiritual and material wealth, human needs and the needs of nature.
We will also have the opportunity to heighten our awareness of the spiritual, material and environmental dimensions of the economy, and to examine them in regard to our own lives.
We will practice stopping, in order to become aware that in the present moment we already have more than enough conditions for our happiness, which we can then share with others.
Wake Up Retreats are usually open for people from 16 – 35. At this retreat we will experiment with a new format and create a transgenerational space for dialogue. So if you are 35+, you are very welcome to join. The program will be designed in such way so that there will be an equilibrium between transgenerational spaces and spaces for people to practice and explore things inside their age group.
As for young people, there are special discounts for students. Check out the tent option. Summer camping in the apple orchird of the EIAB.
For those of you who plan to take time off from school/university/work, by the end of this retreat you will receive an EIAB certificate of completion signed by Dr. Ha Vinh Tho.
Download flyer here: The Economics of Happiness [PDF]
More details here: http://www.theworldweare.org
Retreat languages: German and English