Essential Change

Mindfulness Tool for Personal and Cultural Change, 16 Guidelines Nov 7-8

The 16 Guidelines are a secular universal system based on Tibetan cultural practices designed to develop a kinder, wiser world:

Humility Patience Contentment Delight

Kindness Honesty Generosity Right Speech

Respect Forgiveness Gratitude Loyalty

Aspiration Principles Service Courage

 The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic Presents:

Mindfulness Tools for Personal and Cultural Change

Saturday & Sunday, November, 7- 8 2015

9:00am- 4:30pm

16 Guidelines Level 1: Tools for cultural and personal change.

Participants will develop tools to change the way they Think, Act, Relate and Create Meaning.

This workshop is for those who are interested in taking mindfulness into the world in order to create a wise, kind society:

  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers
  • Group Facilitators
  • Health and Mental Health practitioners
  • Parents
  • Business Leaders
  • Community Developers

The 16G have attracted everyone from neuroscientists to school teachers, corporations to social services agencies, parents to community builders – anyone who is in need of motivation to change their outlook and practices. The 16G are currently being used for personal and cultural change in hospitals, schools, social service agencies, drug rehab, hospices, universities, youth-at-risk programs, youth leadership programs, businesses and prisons as well as in families, communities and neighborhoods. The 16G are also the basis of the ethics course currently being taught as a core requirement for the Applied Mindfulness Meditation (AMM) program at the University of Toronto.


Facilitator: Craig Mackie has a MA in philosophy and a MSW. Currently in clinical practice with the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, he also teaches at the University of Toronto, Applied Mindfulness Meditation Program and is an international trainer in the 16 Guidelines. He has used the 16 G as a model for group therapy with addictions, character development for school programs, professional development in the not-for-profit sector, and most recently as a tool for therapeutic intervention integrated with other mindfulness based interventions.



Registration includes cost of 16 G Book and Cards ($35 value)

$200 register by Oct 7th,

$225 thereafter

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Program is endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom.