Universal Education

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What and Why

Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom - or Universal Education for short - is a system of inner learning that enables children, young people and adults to lead a happy and meaningful life and to be of service to others.


The original vision for Universal Education came from a Tibetan Buddhist teacher called Lama Yeshe who observed that the aims and methods of many modern education systems over-emphasise intellectual achievements and are too limited in their scope.


The content of Universal Education explores three main themes: How to find Inner Happiness; How to cultivate a Good Heart; and How to develop a Clear Mind.


Universal Education is based on a specific set of pedagogical principles, which are fundamental to its ethos and critical to its success.


The range of methodologies used in Universal Education, such as mindfulness, are designed to encourage critical thinking and self-reflection.

Who It Is for

Universal Education is for people of all ages, cultures and traditions at any stage of their personal or professional development and in any walk of life, who share the wish to bring more happiness and peace into the world.

How It Works

Universal Education is based on the premise that the most lasting and effective way to bring about a better world is through each person developing their universal, positive inner qualities.


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