Dr. Ha Vinh Tho is the Program Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan. He is an international speaker on Gross National Happiness (GNH), happiness and well-being, and moving beyond GDP.
He has been the head of training, learning and development at the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has trained humanitarian professionals working in war zones and emergency response in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
Dr. Ha Vinh is the founder and chairman of Eurasia Foundation, a humanitarian NGO developing educational programs for children and youths living with disabilities, as well as ecological projects in Vietnam, and is a Buddhist teacher (Dharmacharya) in Vietnamese Zen Tradition (Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh).
He is a visiting fellow in adult education and humanitarian work in several Universities (UCL/Belgium, Geneva/Switzerland, Schumacher College/UK, Mind and Life Institute/USA, Presencing Institute/USA).
He has published several books and numerous articles on Gross National Happiness, Engaged Buddhism, and adult education.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- Water Is Life
A response to “what are our moral and civic responsibilities to water?”
- GNH Centre Bhutan
Learn more about Gross National Happiness.
- The Paradigm Shift
Watch this video in which Tho Ha Vinh discusses a new approach to development.
- Eurasia Foundation and Association
Find out about the GNH Centre’s work on special education in Vietnam.