Essential Change

Enhancing Positive Qualities: Transformative Mindfulness: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight

This 4 session course stretched over 8 weeks will teach the integral skill of enhancing positive qualities. Starting with the first 4 of the 16 Guidelines, each practice helps to meet the challenges of specific suffering: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight.

Monday Nov 20-Dec 11, 6-8pm

Essential Change Studio, Located on Panet St in Ottawa.

Whether it’s mindful parenting or infusing your relationships with intention and calm this 4 week special mindfulness course can change the way you think.  Based on the first Wisdom Theme of the 16 Guidelines, we will cultivate these qualities to help you change your mind to change your world:





These first four guidelines in the series of 16 Guidelines give us an opportunity to reclaim the power of the mind – to shape our world by shaping our thoughts.

This mindfulness course will teach from the core principles of Universal Education, as put forth by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW UK, patron the Dalai Lama). This means that the material in this course is universally accessible by examining our own experience and by becoming our own wise and kind ally.

What you get:

Three core techniques will be taught every class:

  1. Grounding and slowing down (mindfulness)
  2. Listening to the wisdom of the body (mind-body connection)
  3. Accessing compassion to make the most skill choice (reframing with wisdom and compassion)

16 Guidelines Book and 16 Guidelines Cards (value $35)*

Registration: email:

Regular rate: $225, sliding scale available for low income earners and students. *Discount available if you already own a copy of the 16G cards and book.

$50 deposit must be made to secure your spot, which is non-refundable.