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Level 1:16 Guidelines in France


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.


Facilitator Bio - Mabel Odessey

Mabel is a fully accredited Trainer in the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life. She has been practising the Guidelines for 5 years.

"By using the guidelines in daily situations my outlook and behaviour have changed. Situations which were frustrating have become challenges to put into practice the 16Gs. Using the guidelines on a daily or weekly basis I have experienced how they transform my life; creating a more peaceful happier inner world effects all those I encounter. Like a small pebble thrown into a still lake, the ripples spread out over a huge area. Waking up, nuturing compassion, kindness and universal responsibility that is within each human being feels like an immensely worthwhile thing to do. 

I am a photographer and have always been involved with community photography projects now I am trying to combine photography with the 16G. It gives the photographic work a meaningful context. As my personal practice of the 16Gs develops and grows, my enthusiasm and creativity to find new ways of sharing them with others grows too. I hope to continue to grow into a role model for these guidelines, create programs that can be adapted to schools, nursing homes and other environments where the 16Gs are so needed. "

Cost & Booking

The cost is 70 euros for both days
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Location information

Institut Vajra Yogini (Centre Bouddhiste de Marzens), Les Clauzades, 81500 Marzens, France

81500 Marzens
Les Clauzades