Date: 30th & 31st March 2019 

Workshop Leader: Wendy Ridley

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount). 

Start and Finish times: The workshop will begin at 9:30 on the 30th and finish at 16:30 on the 31st. People are welcome to arrive the day before and leave the day after if travelling long distances.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, double and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Workshop:

16 Guidelines for a Happy Life (16G) are workshops and tools based on a set of values that aim to encourage positive qualities in your life developed by The Foundation for the Development of Wisdom & Compassion (FDCW). They help you to change how you think, how you act, how you relate to others and how you find meaning.

The Guidelines use mindfulness and group exercises based on compassion and ethics and are designed to enhance your mental wellbeing, strengthen emotional resilience, and build positive relationships and communities, bringing happiness to you and those around you.

In a relaxed, enjoyable and supportive environment you will learn practical daily exercises that will help you nurture your positive qualities, transform your everyday relationships, and reverberate in the world around you.

Beginners to the practices of mindfulness, meditation and emotional intelligence are welcome, and the course is particularly beneficial for individuals who want to take the techniques from 16 Guidelines and implement them in their home relationships, educational environment, community or workplace. 16 Guidelines can give you transferrable skills to create a cascade of impact, beyond just self-improvement.

For more information about the 16 Guidelines please click here

About the Leader:

Wendy has 40 years experience working in education – as a teacher, university lecturer, education department advisor and consultant specialising in religious education and philosophical enquiry. This has provided her with skills and passion to develop, deliver and oversee training programmes. Wendy has been involved in the development of FDCW as a Board member since 2004 and as a Senior 16G Facilitator. She has worked in 5 very different Buddhist centres and was the director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for over 7 years.