6-week course on Mindfulness Meditation with Bhante Nanda Thero
September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day 20 of the month, repeating until October 8, 2017
This is a 6-week walk-in course in the development of Samatha Bhavana, which can be translated as the cultivation of tranquillity, or the cultivation of mindfulness and concentration. This traditional Buddhist meditation technique calms the mind so as to make the mind conducive to the arising of insight.
The course is specially designed to help participants cope with the daily stresses of modern society; to understand what “oppressions” confront us incessantly and cultivate “Mindfulness” skills to cut through much of these. At the end of the course, participants will find more personal peace and meaning in life.
Each week’s 2-hour session stands alone, yet is progressively linked to the next. Each session initially encompasses a group-sitting followed by a Dhamma talk and discussion. As the course evolves, personal interviews will be made available to those who need them to progress further. These personal interviews allow participants to receive guidance from the teacher for their practice. The group sits are one hour meditation sessions, which allow the mind to settle and the participants’ practice to deepen.
This course is conducted by Bhante Nanda who has been on both sides of the great societal divide.
Bhante Nanda took higher ordination 11 years ago in the main Pa Auk Tawya Meditation Centre in Myanmar after retirement. He had retired from a checkered career in senior corporate management and management consultancy in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. After a continuous 6 years residence at Pa Auk Tawya, he travelled around South East Asia, Korea and Sydney from 2013 to share the Theravada Dhamma-Vinaya and meditation. He’s currently doing his first Aussie Vassa (Rains Retreat) in Sydney since ordination. During this Vassa, Bhante is conducting meditation courses at the Metta Centre and in the Thornleigh Rooftop Medical Practice.