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16 Guidelines in New Zealand: Level 1


Start: 20 January 2018
End: 21 January 2018
Location: Amitabha Hospice, 44 Powell St Avondale, Auckland, 1026, New Zealand
Facilitator(s): Wendy Ridley and Ecie Hursthouse
Contact: Book via the Amitabha website

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 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.

Ecie Hursthouse is assisting Wendy for her certification. She is Managing Director of Amitabha Hospice, a retired RN, a NZ Buddhist Chaplain and an Executive Member of the NZ Buddhist Council.

Booking & cost

$150 if you pay before 20 January 2018
$125 if you pay before 20 December 2017
$100 if you already have the 16G book and cards and pay by 20 December 2017

Book online via the Amitabha Hospice website

Location information

Amitabha Hospice, 44 Powell St, Avondale, Auckland 1026, Neuseeland

New Zealand
1026 Auckland
Powell Street 44