Date: Part One: 22nd & 23rd May; Part Two 29th & 30th May

Workshop Leader: Wendy Ridley

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

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

Format: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we can currently only offer our group retreats via Zoom.

Start and Finish times: Part One: 22nd & 23rd May First session 9:30am to 11:00am (BST), second session – 11:20am to 12:50pm (BST); Part Two: 29th & 30th MayFirst session – 9:30am to 11:00am (BST), second session – 11:20am to 12:50pm (BST)

About the Workshop:

Building Inner Strength: 16 Guidelines for Life Level One Part 1 & 2

Please note: This course is usually offered over one weekend, however, this year we have chosen to offer it over two so that screen time can be minimised, as well as hopefully making the session timings more convenient for everyone. Therefore, if you decide to join us, please be aware you will be signing up for both weekends.

The 16 Guidelines provide practical tools for a more meaningful, fulfilled life based on universal ethical values. They help us change the way we experience the world, by transforming the way we think, act, relate to others and find meaning.

If you want to bring about positive change in your life, this experiential course is for you. By noticing our patterns of thinking, speaking and acting through mindfulness and self-enquiry, we can begin to build inner strength which enables us to break through limiting beliefs, transform our relationships, make better decisions, and find more peace of mind – even on the most difficult of days.

Drawing on proven techniques from positive psychology, social justice practices, neuroscience and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, you’ll develop an ethical, holistic approach to self-improvement and cultural change.

What you’ll learn:

An ethical framework that can inspire more purpose in life and deepen experience in mindfulness as an embodied practice.

  • Practical ways to build inner strength which will benefit relationships and embrace community

  • A fresh perspective on everyday experiences, available choices and actions

  • Enhanced capacity for reflection, resulting in more well-being, resilience and creative action

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone seeking practical tools to bring about positive change in their life, relationships, community or workplace.

  • Change makers, thought leaders, anyone working in education and the helping professions

  • Yoga & mindfulness teachers, coaches and mentors

  • Those with an interest in corporate and organisational wellbeing

About the Leader:

Wendy worked for over 30 years in education – as a teacher, university lecturer, a Local Education Authority advisor, and education consultant. Since attending her first meditation course in 1976 and inspired by Lama Yeshe, she has volunteered in five very different meditation centres. Wendy is a Senior Accredited FDCW Faculty member teaching internationally all levels of FDCW’s programmes. She is on the FDCW board, is a trained yoga teacher, and has enjoyed many retreats.

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Thank you and may you be happy.

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