School for Wellbeing
31 May 2014
Schedule and curriculum for the Summer School programme on Intercultural Dialogue on Food, Water and Wellbeing Economics is now available.
05 Nov 2013
Jakob von Uexküll (Sweden/Germany)
22 Oct 2013
Towards Organic Asia Partners Meeting 2013
Date: MON 18th – FRI 22nd NOV 2013
Place: Centre for Development Workers, Bulae In, Bago Region, Myanmar
Organizers: METTA Development Foundation and Towards Organic Asia Programme
§ Action-research workshop; 18 – 19 NOV (Working Group on Action-research)
§ Field excursion; 20 NOV
§ Partners meeting; 21 – 22 NOV
§ Steering committee meeting; 22 NOV (Closed group)
21 May 2013
International Forum on Innovating Alternative Markets towards Food Security and
03 Nov 2012
On 12th – 15th OCT 2012, thirty-six young farmers and activists from 10 countries gathered together at Tha Tang Organic Farm, Sekong Province in Laos and raised their voices on occupied lives. During the 4-days workshop, young farmers, many of them first time out of their countries, had a chance to exchange their visions and worked together with other like-minded fellow...
05 Oct 2011
08 Jul 2011
25-27 August 2011
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
If doubts prevail whether ‘the welfare state’ is a feasible option for Asian societies, and ‘populism’ – driven by the market-economy and intending to satisfy the needs of citizens at an artificial level only – is increasingly rejected as an un-sustainable solution, other alternatives will have to be explored.
Re-thinking the fundamentals of ‘property’ may lead the way to unlock new development paradigms. An enormous diversity of new movements of living alternatives has come up since the 1970’s. To mention only a few: the World Social Forum, ‘Cultural Creatives’, the Eco-villages and Transition-towns movement, social entrepreneurship, the Commons Movement.
At the dawn of UNCED 2012, twenty years after the groundbreaking conference in Rio de Janeiro, the School for Wellbeing proposes to create a modest but effective momentum – 25-27 August 2011 – to take stock of what is happening in the world of alternative development, in Asia, Southeast Asia and the Mekong region, in order to contribute to empowering and re-positioning Thai and Asian change agents in the global transformation movement.
01 Dec 2012
School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is honored to have Helena Norberg-Hodge, the producer and director of the film ‘the Economics of Happiness’ for the Bangkok special screening on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 between 1:00-4:00 pm. at the 14 October 73 Memorial Conference Room, 14 October 73 Memorial Foundation, Rajadamnern Road, BKK.
18 Nov 2010
School for Wellbeing Studies and Research presents
Vision and Planning Workshop "Well-Being Society scenario: an alternative development path for Thailand?"Thursday 11 November 2010, 08.30 am. – 04.00 pm. at the Conference Room 105, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
01 Dec 2012
Newspaper section: Bangkok Post, Outlook
Writer: Thiti Owlarn
It is safe to say that, at one level or another, we all want to be happy. But what is happiness, and what makes us happy? What do we have to do in order to become a happier person? Philosophers have pondered these questions since the beginning of civilisation, yet more often than not the answers are too abstract and general for us to make use of in our everyday lives. Happiness is the supreme human good, some say. Happiness is illusionary and ephemeral, say others. These remarks may indeed be true and insightful, but how they are supposed to have a bearing on our lives is not always clear. For those of us who are more pragmatic, there is still a need to come up with a more concrete way of thinking about happiness.
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