Seeking new inspiration and calm in your life? Take a few minutes to reconnect with the
best of yourself, and discover fun ways to make a positive difference to your family, friends
and workplace.

This practical app with guided audio reflections and daily challenges will empower you to
make a positive change in yourself that will reverberate in the world around you.

Motivated by the work of our patron, The Dalai Lama, the 16 Guidelines have offered tens
of thousands of people around the world a tried and tested framework for developing
empathy, compassion and resilience in daily life.


PAUSE – a unique animated guide to the 7-11 breathing technique
CONNECT – take your pick or take your chance to find your Guideline for the day
REFLECT – stimulating quotes on the deeper meaning of each Guideline
EXPLORE – 16 three-minute guided reflections for inspiration and calm
SHARE – practical challenges to turn each Guideline into action

16 Guidelines origins

Based on a 7th century Tibetan text, the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life are a set of ethical
precepts that cut through the issues that divide the modern world. They are instantly
recognizable to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, and hold the key to the
happiness for our families, our communities and ourselves.

The 16 Guidelines propose that it isn’t material wealth, reputation and status, or even
comfort and good health that will bring us stable and lasting happiness. Instead, they
encourage us to pay deeper attention to how we think, act, relate with others and find
meaning in life.

The 16 Guidelines are not a set of commandments or quick fixes. Instead, they offer an opportunity to explore your own life experiences. Ranging from humility to courage, the guidelines are universally familiar yet profound qualities that take us to the heart of what it means to be a caring and fulfilled human being.

Browse the 16 Guidelines here:

About us

The 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life programme was launched by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW) in 2006 and has changed the lives of tens of thousands of people in over 20 countries around the world.

Visit to find out more about 16G books, workshops, community projects and other programmes inspired by the 16 Guidelines in fields such as education, youth work, health and social care, and leadership.
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What’s new

Enhancements and Bug fixes.
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Additional information

1 October 2018
Current Version
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content rating
Offered By
The Foundation for Developing Compassion & Wisdom
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