The 16
for Life

Empower your life with ancient wisdom for the modern world.

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Discover a transformative journey grounded in universal human values that have inspired individuals across the globe for over a millennium. The 16 Guidelines for Life offer a practical and profound framework to foster personal growth, improve relationships, and contribute positively to your community and the world.

Warm heart,
Wise mind,
Happy life.

The 16 Guidelines

The 16 Guidelines are simple steps for a happier life, inspired His Holiness by the Dalai Lama. They teach us to manage our thoughts, actions, and connections positively. They revolve around four key themes: thinking wisely, acting kindly, building strong relationships, and embracing change for deeper meaning. This approach promises not just personal joy but a better world for all.

The 16 Guidelines are underpinned by four philosophical themes:

1. How we

The way we use our mind determines the way we live:

1. Humility
2. Patience
3. Contentment
4. Delight

2. How we

Every skilful action makes for a better world:

5. Kindness
6. Honesty
7. Generosity
8. Right Speech

3. How we

To take care of others is to take care of ourselves:

9. Respect
10. Forgiveness
11.  Gratitude
12.  Loyalty

4. How we
find meaning

If everything is changing, many things are possible:

13. Aspiration
14. Principles
15. Service
16. Courage

Watch these #shorts about the 16 Guidelines

Want to learn more about the 16 Guidelines? Watch this series of short series of animations for a quick introduction to each of the 16 Guidelines.

Feeling Better
starts with
Living Better

Embark on a transformative journey with the 16 Guidelines for Life. Download the book today in our store and unlock the door to personal growth, deeper understanding, and meaningful change in every aspect of your life.

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The 16 Guidelines for Life

Begin your 16 Guidelines Journey today!

Interested but unsure where to start? If you want to explore the 16 Guidelines at home, why not try out our 16G self study course, 16G app or the 16G book.

Seeking new inspiration and calm in your life? Download the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life App and take a few minutes to reconnect with yourself. Discover fun ways to make a positive difference to your family, friends and workplace.

Our 30-day self-study course provides a perfect introduction to the 16 Guidelines for Life, offering bite-sized meditations and daily journaling to integrate wisdom and compassion into every aspect of your life.

The 16 Guidelines for Life: The Basics provides a comprehensive introduction to the 16 Guidelines with thought-provoking interpretations, role models and guided reflections.

Embark on a Journey of Personal Discovery

“I have just completed the [Building Inner Strength: Core Values for a Happy Life] Self-Study Course and have found it excellent. It is incredibly accessible, clear and practical in terms of honing how we think, act, relate and find meaning to experience and spread more happiness. The 16 Guidelines are such great universal pieces of wisdom for all, and the way the course is structured and organised works really well.”
— Heather from Australia

Learn More About the 16 Guidelines

We have a collection of articles based on the 16 Guidelines to help you navigate, understand and begin putting them into practice.

Try the free 16G app and give yourself an ethical wake-up call, in just five minutes a day. Are you looking for a new challenge?  Are you looking to be inspired or for some quiet moments? The 16G app is free to download and available on IoS and Android.