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Being responsible for our happiness: Karma and the world I wish to live in Public talks by Robert Tomic

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 24, 2017

Karma means “action”, the intentional actions in thought, word or deed that becomes the cause for future effect. In understanding cause and effect, we start to see how it manifests in our life, and how we can create the life we want to live and the world we want to live in. Join us in a two-part series of public talks by Robert Tomic to discover what Karma is and how to create your happiness in your life. Robert Tomic…

Wise words of the Buddha: 6-week course on the Buddhist texts Teachers: Zen Low, Nilushi Disanayake, and Tina Ng

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 5, 2017

The earliest recordings of what the Buddha taught are encapsulated in the various scriptural texts (“suttas”) in the Pali language. Those texts have been translated into English and various other languages to allow modern practitioners direct access to the records of what the Buddha taught to his disciplines over 2600 years ago. This course will take participants through essential suttas to understand the core teachings of the Buddha, with direct reference to the earliest recordings of his teachings.

Meeting the Mind Meditation Course by Venerable Dr. Vimokkha Medhino, 3 – 5 November 2017 Various times, no overnight stay

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - November 5 @ 5:00 pm

Ven. Vimokkha returns to the Metta Centre from Thailand again for three sessions over three days, exploring a “Pragmatic Approach to the Nature of Mind”. Ven. Vimokkha is the Abbot of Wat Pippaliwanaram, with a M.A. (Buddhist Studies) and Ph.D.(Buddhist Studies) from Mahachulalongkorn University (MCU). He has an extensive experience in teaching insight meditation internationally. Ven. Vimokkha’s book, “The Development of Mindfulness for Insight Meditation” builds on his pragmatic approach to the development of mindfulness. Course program Friday 3 Nov:…

Public talks on the Diamond Sutra in Mandarin

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2017

"The Diamond that Cuts through Illusion": Public talks on the Diamond Sutra in Mandarin Organised by the Prajna Monastery Australia Teacher: Ven. Ban Ruo Shi Each Saturday from 16 September to 9 December, except 11 November 9am – 11.30am Cost: By Donation Location: Metta Centre Venerable Ban Ruo Shi will be giving a series of public talks in the Mandarin language on the profound Diamond Sutra, the Discourse on the Diamond that Cuts through Illusion. As part of Metta Centre's commitment to supporting accessibility…

Monthly Mindfulness Practice for children, parents and adults

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 8, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on November 11, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 10, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on September 30, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on October 1, 2017 at 9:00am

Monthly Mindfulness Practice for children, parents and adults facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness Cost: By Donation | BYO Lunch Location: Metta Centre Course Details 13 August from 9.30am – 12.30pm - How to invite the bell (kids) - Walking Meditation (adults) - Qigong practice: Painless shoulders & back30 September from 2pm – 5pm - Mindfulness practice (all) - Qigong practice: Painless shoulders & back 1 October from 9am – 5pm - Course for adults on Mindfulness Tools for Daily Nourishment - Healing Breath Four Seasons Qigong 8 October from…

Buddhist Survival Guide: A session on surviving life’s ups and downs by Venerable Akāliko

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sometimes life is good but sometimes it seems full of problems. When met with happiness, sadness, gain and loss, how can we maintain our balance amid the extremes life throws at us? Join Venerable Akāliko for a guided meditation and discussion on worldly conditions (lokadhammas) which the Buddha taught to develop the wisdom we need to cope with life’s vicissitudes. About the Teacher Venerable Akāliko is a monk in the Theravadan forest tradition with over twenty year’s experience practicing mediation…

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