The 16 Guidelines

The 16 Guidelines which form the basis of the workshop are a contemporary presentation of ancient wisdom. They appear consistently in the philosophical, spiritual and religious traditions of the world, even if they are not always put into practice. Learning to apply them to everyday situations can bring about real and lasting personal transformation and resilience. 

The 16 Guidelines are a practical tool for making life better. They provide a simple, robust framework for reflecting on how we think, speak and act, and for creating causes to experience lasting happiness and meaning.

Discoveries in neuroscience suggest that each of us has the potential to continue developing and transforming our minds, from birth until death. The 16 Guidelines can help us to do this in a way that will benefit both ourselves and others. If you change your mind, you change your life.



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.


They are deceptively simple words which appear in all of the spiritual, religious and philosophical traditions of the world – even if they aren’t always put into practice. If we learn to apply them to real-life situations, they demonstrate a capacity to transform our relationships, help us to make wise decisions, and bring us peace of mind in difficult of circumstances.



Wendy has 40 years experience working in education – as a teacher, university lecturer, education department advisor and senior consultant. 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 and as a Senior Facilitator since 2004.


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