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16 Guidelines retreat in New Zealand: Level 1


Start: 27 January 2018
End: 28 January 2018
Location: Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, 2183 Main Colville Road, Colville, Coromandel, 3584, New Zealand
+64 7-866 6851
Contact: Visit the Mahamudra Centre website to book your place.

The 16 Guidelines workshop provides practical tools for a more meaningful, fulfilled life. The idea is simple: to change the way we experience the world, we transform the way we think, act, and relate to others to find meaning.

What to expect

This 2-day residential Level 1 will explore key attitudes for developing a mindful culture in our family and community, in education, healthcare, or business. The focus will be on mindfulness, enquiry and ethics using the 16 Guidelines (16G) which provide a framework for reflecting on the ways we think, speak, act and find meaning in life.

Learn how to:

  • Increase emotional resilience and confidence
  • Improve relationships
  • Achieve a greater sense of well-being and purpose

Who is it for

This retreat is suitable for people of all faiths and cultural traditions. It will incorporate a Level 1: Introduction to the 16G so is suited for those new to the 16G as well as anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of them or for those intending to become accredited 16G trainers.


Wendy Ridley - 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. She worked as a teacher, university lecturer, and education consultant. Wendy is a qualified yoga teacher; a 16G senior facilitator; and has enjoyed many retreats.

Cost & booking

Pre-registration is essential by 22 January 2018. Book early to ensure your space in this special workshop and to get your preferred choice of accommodation. 
$195 includes course facility, materials fee and homemade vegetarian meals (breakfast on Saturday, lunch on Sunday). Accommodation available –  see the cabins, rooms and camping for details and prices.

To register and enquire about accommodation, please complete the online booking form on the Mahamudra website or call them at (0)7 866 6851.

Location information

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, 2183 Main Colville Road, Colville, Coromandel, 3584, New Zealand

New Zealand
3584 Coromandel
Main Colville Road 2183