Wendy Ridley

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Wendy is a Senior Accredited Faculty member teaching all levels of 16 Guidelines and training our next generation of facilitators. Since attending her first meditation course in 1976 Wendy Ridley has been inspired by Buddhism. She was the director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for over 7 years and is on the FDCW board. Wendy is a qualified yoga teacher; a 16G senior facilitator; and has enjoyed many retreats. Wendy delivers workshops in English.

From Wendy

It is a privilege working with people of different cultures and backgrounds on the 16G - a secular programme based on ancient wisdom. I actively try to live by the ethics at the root of the 16G - developing a good heart and a wise mind.

Having met Lama Yeshe in 1977 I was inspired by his vision of Universal Education. As a result I trained as a teacher in order to try to incorporate some of his ideas into mainstream classrooms. I have 30 years experience working in education - as a teacher, university lecturer, local education authority advisor and consultant specialising in religious education and diversity issues. This provided me with skills and passion to develop, deliver and oversee training programmes, so I thrive on facilitating 16G workshops and editing Universal Education materials.

It has been a joy to be involved in the development of Universal Education as a Board member since 2004. On a personal level the 16G help deepen my self-awareness and understanding of transformative methods. I see and feel their deep effect on myself and others. I love exploring how the universal values embodied in the 16G programme can bring opportunities for personal development, peaceful coexistence and dialogue about ethics.

Country of residence: United Kingdom
Speciality: Youth work, Community, Education
Accredited to facilitate: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
Languages: English

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