Mission and Principles
FDCW official emblem"Our aim is to bring about peace and an end to violence through educating people to be kind and wise. The most important education in life is how to achieve happiness and peace." – Lama Zopa, Honorary President

Our vision:

A more peaceful, compassionate and sustainable world built on long-lasting personal and social change

Our mission:

To enable positive personal and social change through educational programmes and resources based on universal human values

The work of FDCW is guided by the following six principles:

  • Accessible: suitable for people of all ages and cultures, and of any faith or none
  • Practical: immediately applicable to everyday life, from birth up until death
  • Appreciative: celebrating the unique potential of every individual
  • Non-dogmatic: encouraging critical thinking and self-reflection
  • Integrated: promoting learning methods that bring together both head and heart
  • Authentic: rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology and compatible with modern scientific research

FDCW is registered in the UK as an educational non-profit and is affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).