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january, 2020

31jan19:0020:30Event OverFeaturedUniversal Human Values from Ancient Tibet: Public Talk by Wendy RidleyA taster session for the Building Inner Strength: 16 Inner Values for a Happy Life workshop on February 1-2

Time

(Friday) 19:00 - 20:30 CET

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Event Details

This is an introduction to the Building Inner Strength: 16 Inner Values for a Happy Life workshop held on February 1-2, 2020, but could be attended separately. 

16 Guidelines have an extraordinary appeal to a wide range of people, from diverse backgrounds, of different ages, with different beliefs, from different cultures, but who are all fundamentally looking for the same thing – to live a happier and more meaningful life.  

Originally, the 16 Guidelines were inspired by the 16 Human Dharmas, an ethical code written by King Songsten Gampo in 7th century Tibet to guide his citizens. The code played a crucial part in the transformation of Tibet from a warlike nation into a civilisation renowned for its peace and serenity. So the 16 Guidelines are a contemporary presentation of ancient wisdom. 16 Guidelines are in line with the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama – universal ethics for a whole world. Dalai Lama has always emphasized that the basis for spirituality are warm-heartedness, kindness, and compassion, which are universal for anyone irrespective of culture, race or religious beliefs.

The Guidelines are underpinned by four philosophical themes:

  1.                   How we think – the way we use our mind determines the way we live
  2.                   How we act – every skilful action makes a better world
  3.                   How we relate – to take care of others is to take care of ourselves
  4.                   How we find meaning – if everything is changing, anything is possible

The more deeply we explore these themes, the more profound our experience of the Guidelines will become. 

Speaker

Wendy Ridley 

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 Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom as a Board member since 2004 and as a Senior 16 Guidelines Facilitator. She has worked in 5 very different Buddhist centres and was the director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for over 7 years.

Good to know

This is an introduction to the Building Inner Strength: 16 Inner Values for a Happy Life workshop held on February 1-2, 2020. If you want to attend the workshop, this introductory session is offered free of charge

The 16 Inner Values for a Happy Life Workshop will be followed by Building on the Basics (BoB), a 10-week follow-on, which is designed to deepen participants’ understanding and experience of the 16 guidelines. BoB ends with a community project. It is a truly inspiring process with like-minded people! 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start to register.

We have 20% discount for students, retired, and employed. Use “Reduced course fee” coupon to use this discount. 

Public talk price

Regular price – 150 kr

Reduced price – 120 kr

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Speakers for this event

  • Wendy Ridley

    Wendy Ridley

    Senior 16 Guidelines Facilitator

    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 Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom as a Board member since 2004 and as a Senior 16 Guidelines Facilitator. She has worked in 5 very different Buddhist centres and was the director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for over 7 years.

    URL https://www.compassionandwisdom.org/

    Senior 16 Guidelines Facilitator

Course Level

Beginner

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