Squaw Valley Institute presents: ‘Bhutan, the Middle Road to Happiness’

A documentary showing how the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has a government-led campaign to increase happiness for its people will be presented by Squaw Valley Institute in partnership with Squaw Valley Chapel, June 4 at Resort at Squaw Creek. The film, “Bhutan – the Middle Road to Happiness,” will begin at 7 p.m. A reception with no-host bar begins at 6:30 p.m.

The documentary details the Bhutan’s citizens’ high regard for the sacredness of all life, a place with abundant clean and renewable energy, and a nation committed to preserving culture. In this real-life place, the king lives in a simple wooden cottage and measures his progress by the country’s “gross national happiness.”

A $10 donation is requested. Children and students with ID are free. For tickets, visit or call 581-4138. Memberships are also available.

All attendees will be given a 10 percent off coupon valid for dining at Resort at Squaw Creek, including Six Peaks Grille and Sandy’s Pub.

Squaw Valley Institute brings author and photographer Ruth Anne Kocour to North Lake Tahoe to talk about her experiences in Bhutan June 11 with a presentation titled “Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon.”

Tickets are also currently on sale for the presentation by Greg Mortenson, New York Times bestselling author of “Three Cups of Tea.” Mortenson speaks at Alpine Meadows Lodge on Oct. 18. Tickets for this particular event are $30 in advance and $25 in advance for Squaw Valley Institute members.

Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values.

The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community.

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