"The most surprising conclusion that many of us came to was that, even if we expected to reflect on what to do with others, this workshop has been a unique experience of how to transform yourself and to see deep within ourselves what the guidelines can bring."- 16 Guidelines workshop participant, France, May 2013
Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom proposes that the most lasting and effective way to bring about a better world is to develop our innate positive qualities. The more we can do this, the greater our capacity to have a positive influence on our immediate surroundings and the world at large.
The three-step process consists of:
- Exploration: participation in a Universal Education learning programme
- Integration: use of the insights, skills and tools gained to develop a greater capacity to be calm, compassionate and resilient.
- Service: application of what has been learned, either:
- informally - by behaving in a way that has a positive influence on the people around you.
- to deepen your use of an existing FDCW programme (such as the The 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life, The Seven Steps, Transformative Mindfulness Methods or Corporate-Based Mindfulness Training.
- as a basis for developing other resources, tools and programmes that meet specific needs and opportunities arising within your own country or local area.
Along the way, at workshops or within the digital and local communities that are forming around this work, there are opportunities to connect with an international community of peers who share similar interests and are willing to exchange ideas, approaches and tools.
Whether you work as a parent, in education, youth work, health care, social care, leadership, or as a community leader, The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom aims to support you at every step of your journey of lifelong learning.