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Building Balanced Empathy: An introduction and exploration in The Netherlands


Building Balanced Empathy is a course lasting 6 hours designed to explore empathy,
vulnerability and emotional resilience.

We examine what causes us to “burn-out”, to feel emotionally overwhelmed and conversely
what leads us to completely disconnect from others during times of stress.

We explore how much do we truly feel and understand the experiences and emotions of
other people.

We learn techniques that allow us to relate to others in a way that’s beneficial to them and to

Expect to be active. If you want to achieve true transformation you’ll need to commit to fully
engaging with learning materials and exercises. As well as a Learning Log, participants can
integrate the techniques afterwards using a series of free audio reflections available from our

The outcomes are:-
  • a more calm and focused, balanced mind
  • better self-understanding and real empathy for others
  • increased awareness of what throws us out of balance allowing for wiser choices
  • stronger emotional resilience
  • closer, more nurturing relationships with family, friends and co-workers
  • more compassion for ourselves and others


Building Balanced Empathy is a new course drawn from The a.r.t. of Fulfilment program which is a 30 hour course created by FDCW. Program content is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology and is supported by scientific research, Western philosophy and psychology, as well as other wisdom traditions. It was developed by an international team with academic-level expertise in Buddhism, Western philosophy and psychology, contemporary science and experiential learning methodology. Its creation was inspired by
the Dalai Lama’s Mind & Life Dialogues.

The Facilitator: 

Wendy Ridley, Wendy is a Senior Faculty member teaching all levels of 16 Guidelines internationally and training the next generation of 16G facilitators. She is an Education Consultant and an FDCW Board member. Wendy delivers workshops in English and has experience of working with translators.

Cost : €45, coffee, tea and a vegetarian lunch are included

How to book: please  Click here to reserve your place.

Location information

Maitreya Instituut Loenen, Hoofdweg 109, 7371 GE Loenen, Netherlands

7371 GE Loenen
Hoofdweg 109