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16G L1 | Building Inner Strength Retreat | Wendy Ridley

March 15 @ 19:00 - March 17 @ 15:30

16G L1 | Building Inner Strength Retreat | Wendy Ridley

Retreat: Building Inner Strength

16 Guidelines for Life – Level 1


About the Retreat

During this weekend retreat, we will explore embodied mindfulness and universal ethical values as part of the 16 Guidelines for Life Program. The 16G program, developed by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom, provides a simple, robust and flexible framework for reflecting on the ways we think, act, relate to others and find meaning. The program provides mindfulness-based practical tools to bring about positive change.

By noticing our patterns of thinking, speaking and acting through mindfulness and self-enquiry, we can begin to build inner strength which enables us to break through limiting beliefs, transform our relationships, make better decisions, and find more peace of mind.

Drawing on proven techniques from positive psychology, social justice practices, neuroscience and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, this program offers an ethical, holistic approach to self-improvement and cultural change. As well as meditation there will be interactive activities and relaxed discussion.

What you’ll learn:

  • An ethical framework that inspires more purpose in life and deepens experience in mindfulness as an embodied practice.
  • Practical tools to build inner strength which will benefit relationships and embrace community
  • A fresh perspective on daily life, available choices and actions
  • Enhanced capacity for reflection, resulting in more well-being, emotional resilience and creative action


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




Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for people of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking practical tools to bring about positive change in their life, home, relationships, community or workplace. It will be of particular interest to change-makers, to anyone working in education, health care and the helping professions, to Yoga, embodiment & mindfulness teachers, to coaches and mentors and to those with an interest in corporate and organisational well being.


For more information and bookings, please visit Land of Joy – 16 Guidelines


Land of Joy

Greenhaugh Hall Greenhaugh, Hexham Northumberland, NE48 1PP5MGG+XQ Greenhaugh, Hexham, Reino UnidoUnited Kingdom

16G L1 | Building Inner Strength Retreat | Wendy Ridley

March 15 @ 19:00 - March 17 @ 15:30