About Us

The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom works towards a more peaceful, compassionate and sustainable world built on long-lasting personal and social change.  We offer a range of programmes based on Universal Education; a system of inner learning that educates people as whole human beings so they can develop to their full potential.

The key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.
— The Dalai Lama, FDCW Patron

16Guidelines for a Happy Life

Join a weekend workshop to learn practical skills designed to enhance your mental wellbeing and build positive relationships.

The a.r.t. of Fulfilment

Go on a deeper exploration to uncover what makes a happier and more fulfilling life and what living up to your potential could mean.

Not sure where to begin?

Take a couple of minutes to pause and calm your body and mind and try a simple exercise.

16G Study Kit

The 16G Study Kit is now available to purchase from our website.

If you're new to 16 Guidelines and can't attend an upcoming workshop or perhaps you need a refresher, the Study Kit is the perfect solution.

Each week receive an email with your study material and audio reflections to download and keep. Then follow along at your own pace at home.

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...incredible, eye-opening, insightful. Dare I say lifechanging?
— FDCW Community Member

Our Impact

Find out how our work is changing lives, empowering individuals and benefiting the wider world.