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6-week course on Mindfulness Meditation with Bhante Nanda Thero

August 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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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.…

Buddhist Communications Course by Tina Ng

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 29, 2017

As social beings, much of our time is spent with words. Yet words can heal, or it could hurt. This three-week course gives an introduction to Buddhist practice and its application to the way we communicate with others and with ourselves. We will learn about what hinders our ability to deeply hear and understand others and ourselves; how to wear away those hindrances; how to know and express our needs; and how to use words to heal, rather than to…

Healing Breath Qigong

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until September 21, 2017

Thursday Evenings Qigong Every Thursday  |   6.30pm – 7.30pm Healing Breath Qigong is a practice that helps us maintain good health, live longer, aging painlessly, prevent illness, heal naturally, and lightening up our spirit. Our weekly Qigong classes are led by Sister Steadiness, bringing in a holistic wellbeing practice that incorporates mindfulness, meditation, slow flowing movements, deep rhythmic breathing, and developing a calm meditative state of mind.   About the teacher Sister Steadiness studied Chinese Medicine in Canada and learned Qigong and…

Friday Evenings Yoga

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until October 20, 2017

Friday Evenings Yoga Our breath-centred Hatha yoga session is led by Shweta Dhawan. Shweta has been practicing yoga since 2006. She did a 350 hour breath-centred Hatha yoga teacher training in the classical tradition of T. Krishnamacharya from the Yoga Institute in Cammeray. Shweta's classes are a combination of playful sequencing for strength and flexibility, and breath-centred movements resulting in a moving meditation. There are continuous alignment cues and modifications to help beginners settle in, but enough challenges for regular…

Holistic Wellbeing Course by Sister Emerald

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 10, 2017

The Buddha taught four kinds of nutriments required for any living being to grow and maintain life. This teaching is most succinctly explained in the Sutra on the Four Kinds of Nutriments, utilising four striking metaphors. The four nutriments are: food that is edible; food of sense impressions; food of volition; and food of consciousness. Join us in this 6-week holistic wellbeing course as we explore how these four nutriments supports our wellbeing holistically in body, heart and mind. In…

Public talks on the Diamond Sutra in Mandarin

September 16 @ 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

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 8, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm

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…

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