Date: 28th to 30th January

Workshop Leader: Wendy Ridley

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

Format: Onsite/Online –This is offered as a blended course. You can choose to attend either in person at Land of Joy (depending on Government Regulations at the time) or to take part online via Zoom.

Cost: Generosity ModelDonation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no suggested amount).

Course Schedule: All times are in according to British Standard Time

Friday 28 January: 19:00- 20:15

Saturday 29 January: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

Sunday 30 January: 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00

Accommodation: Shared 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.

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About the Course

Unlocking Your Potential helps us to explore how conditioning shapes our experience and how this may influence how we show up in our lives. We will explore tools empowering us to reflect more deeply on our potential to find more fulfilment and meaning in life.

This course will help you:

  • Explore the lifelong process of conditioning which influences who you are today. 

  • Understand that the way you experience and interact with the world through conditioning may support or limit the fulfillment of your potential.

  • Reflect on how you aim to unlock your potential.

Who is this for?

This course is for people of all ages and backgrounds. It is designed for those who are curious about what shapes our experience and how we can transform our lives. The course was developed by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW). The content is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology and is supported by scientific research, Western philosophy, positive psychology, and other wisdom traditions.

About the Leader

Wendy worked for over 30 years in education – as a teacher, university lecturer, Education Authority advisor, and education consultant. Since attending her first meditation course in 1976 she has volunteered in five 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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You may also like to make a regular contribution to the centre by becoming a Branch of Joy. This kind of support gifts us a steady and ongoing income, which in turn provides the confidence and means for us to continue to flourish for many years to come.

Thank you and may you be happy.

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