Universal education is about providing secular tools, inspired by the dharma, for people who are not drawn to religion. 

The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom  (FDCW) is an FPMT-affiliated project established in 2005 to help create a more peaceful, compassionate and sustainable world. FDCW develops programs and resources that cultivate and explore universal values such as humility, kindness, courage, compassion, and empathy, and serves as the official hub for the Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW) pillar of service.

The creation of UECW was inspired by Lama Yeshe’s vision for “a new kind of education for the world,” first developed in the early 1980s. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Honorary Patron of FDCW, is one of the world’s leading advocates for the promotion of positive human values and secular ethics in education.

Conversations that Matter

Our regular series of meditation, inquiry, reflection, and discussion, using the 16 Guidelines for Life. The aim is to empower participants towards wise and compassionate action, to create positive change in their lives and those around them.

🗓 Sundays, 11am – 12pm | In-person and via Zoom.

16 Guidelines for Life

A set of universal human values which have stood the test of time since their creation more than 1,000 years ago in ancient Tibet. These courses offer the opportunity to explore the 16 values using contemporary tools and resources. They offer a simple, robust framework to explore and develop emotional resilience and transformative change around how we think, how we act, how we relate, and how we find meaning


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