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May 2019

Free

Healing Meditation Class Facilitated by Sister Emerald

May 20 @ 8:27 pm
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Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Healing Breathing Sangha will host meditation sessions at the Metta Centre twice a month each 1st and 3rd Monday from 7pm to 8.30pm, with the first class commencing on Monday 12th March. The classes will explore different kinds of Buddhist practice, including guided meditation, walking meditation, sutra reading, touching the earth practice, lying down meditation, and question and answer discussions. Dates for the sessions are: March: Mondays 12 & 19 April: Mondays 2 & 16 May: Mondays 7 &…

August 2017

Free

Healing Breath Qigong

August 10, 2017 @ 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

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, 2218 Australia

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…

Free

Monthly Mindfulness Practice for children, parents and adults

August 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 1, 2017 at 9:00am

Metta Centre, Shop 2, 7-9 Cross Street, Bankstown
Sydney, 2200 Australia

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…

Free

Buddhist Communications Course by Tina Ng

August 15, 2017 @ 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

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street#2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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…

Free

The Flow of Life: An urban retreat with Jeff Oliver

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 27, 2017 at 7:00am

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

As we undertake this spiritual journey, we begin to align deeply with the natural flow of life, finding inner peace and harmony within ourselves, with others, and with our world. In this weekend urban retreat, Jeff Oliver will conduct various sessions on “Realising the Flow, Living the Flow”. Drop in to all or some of the sessions.   Course details Saturday 26 August 2017 10am to 12.30pm: Session 1 12.30-2pm: lunch 2pm – 5pm: Session 2 6 to 9pm: Session…

September 2017

Free

Holistic Wellbeing Course by Sister Emerald

September 5, 2017 @ 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

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street#2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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…

Free

Simplicity & Surrender: an evening of practice with Noon Baldwin, co-founder of Ekuthuleni Retreat Place in France

September 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

“Ekuthuleni” is an African term meaning “Place of peace”. The quality of this peace is a cleared, warm quality of quietness. In that place of peace, one can value – and practice – simplicity and surrender. Join us in an evening with Noon Baldwin, co-founder of the Ekuthuleni Retreat Place in France. The Ekuthuleni Retreat Place runs meditation and eco retreats in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, led by Noon and other Buddhist teachers. To find out more about…

October 2017

Free

How I helped End Two Wars: an evening with Tony Lenart

October 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centr, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

An inspiring story of the power of love to overcome hatred, and the ability we all have to make a positive difference in the world. Tony Lenart was the Deputy CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society, and the Australian Chairman of the Hunger Project, and he has always been interested in humanitarian causes. He was particularly concerned that millions of people were dying from poverty or as the result of rebel wars in Africa, but like most people, felt…

Free

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

October 17, 2017 @ 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

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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…

Free

Wise words of the Buddha: 6-week course on the Buddhist texts, facilitated by Nilushi Disanayake and Tina Ng

October 31, 2017 @ 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

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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.

November 2017

Free

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

November 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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:…

Free

From Wounds to Wisdom: a course on healing

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

When there is a wound on our body, we often tend to it, but when there is a wound in our hearts, we may dismiss it or not tend to it as we don’t know how to do so. Yet every day, we store emotional pain in our hearts and harbour harmful thoughts in our mind, that aren’t properly acknowledged and cared for. In this half day course with Buddhist teacher, Venerable Wellawatte Seelagawesi, we will explore ways to understand…

Free

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

November 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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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Mitra Careers Forum

November 25, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Unnamed Venue, metta centre

Part of the Noble Eightfold Path is the practice of Right Livelihood. This includes choosing wholesome careers, and also doing what is wholesome with our careers and jobs. By integrating the Buddhist practice into our work, we live in accordance with our Buddhist principles and practices, and our daily work becomes our spiritual service. Mitra’s president, Alise Kha, will facilitate the sessions with a panel of speakers from various professions such as law, education, engineering, accounting, computing, and more. There…

February 2018

Free

Living Buddhism Course

February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

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Creating social and individual healing Venerable Galkande Dhammananda Thero

February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Social healing seeks to deal with wounds created by conflict, collective trauma and large-scale oppression. Its domain is centrally within consciousness. Its primary modalities are truth, reconciliation, forgiveness and restorative justice. It requires individuals to assume the responsibility to become healing agents themselves and as such it is experiential rather than ideological. Social healing requires the healing of minds. The consciousness of a Buddhist should be guided by the principle of Metta (love), Karuna (compassion), Muditha (Joy) and Upekkha (Equanimity),…

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Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Zen Low & Tina Ng

February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

March 2018

Free

Thursday Evenings Qigong

March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 14, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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. Sister Steadiness studied Chinese Medicine in Canada and learned Qigong and Tai Chi with many famous teachers in China. She worked as…

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Healing Meditation Class Facilitated by Sister Emerald

March 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Healing Breathing Sangha will host meditation sessions at the Metta Centre twice a month each 1st and 3rd Monday from 7pm to 8.30pm, with the first class commencing on Monday 12th March. The classes will explore different kinds of Buddhist practice, including guided meditation, walking meditation, sutra reading, touching the earth practice, lying down meditation, and question and answer discussions. Dates for the sessions are: March: Mondays 12 & 19 April: Mondays 2 & 16 May: Mondays 7 &…

Free

HiStory, HerStory, OurStory Ven Ayya Tathaloka

March 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ayya Tathaloka is due to give a talk on this topic at the Mitra Conference on 3 March 2018, and this talk at the Metta Centre is the continuation of the topic to further explore the themes of story and experience. (For information and tickets for the Mitra Conference, visit: http://www.mitraconference.com/ )   Our sense of ourselves and world are made up of stories: her story, his story, and our ever-evolving shared stories. These stories  frame our current experience and…

Free

Dealing with Difficult People By Venerable Akāliko

March 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The fact of life is that those living in society will need to deal with people and inevitably those people may become difficult for us to deal with. There will be times when people hurt us and make us feel bad. If we are not careful, we may react with strong emotions – like resentment or hatred – which may overwhelm us and destroy our happiness. In this session, Venerable Akaliko will offer practical guidance on how to deal with those…

Free

Letting Go Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

Urban Mindfulness Retreats for adults Facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In the whirlwind of life, we are drawn from one task to another, one day after another, and one problem after another calling for our attention. It is essential to have moments in our day to be able to stop, reflect, breathe, and come home into your heart so as to find nourishment and peace within the chaotic worldly demands that drains our energy. These urban retreats, spanning two days each time, allows time for you to return home into…

April 2018

Free

9000 kilometres of Peace

April 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

There are many paths to peace. One such path as taken by Vietnamese monk, Venerable Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu covered 9000 kilometres of the world. The Heart for Peace Global Walk began on 28 January 1998 in Bodhigaya in India, the spot where the Buddha is said to have been enlightened. This journey took Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu and his companions of monks, nuns and lay disciples through 34 countries and walk without shoes 9000 kilometres. On the way, they walked with…

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Grief and Loss Led by Venerable Bom Hyon Sunim

April 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 17, 2018 at 6:30pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The dewdrop world is the dewdrop world, and yet … and yet. –          Haiku Master Issa (18C) All human beings face loss, moment by moment, not one thing can we possess forever. It is common to associate grief with the experience of loss of loved ones. But grief touches us in a variety of life circumstances, including grief in anticipation for loss of our own life, or changing circumstances beyond our control. It is not uncommon in our shared human…

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Urban Meditation Retreat with Venerable Dr. Vimokkha Medhino

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ven. Vimokkha returns to the Metta Centre from Thailand again for a weekend urban retreat on “Intuitive Awareness”. This workshop-style retreat will have talks and meditation sessions to demonstrate a pragmatic approach to arouse pure intuitive awareness with clear knowing and seeing. In line with Venerable Vimokkha’s style of teaching, his simple technique is by looking at what you are doing, watching what you are looking at, and seeing clearly what you are watching. The simplicity of the practice allows…

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The Tiny Blue Dot

April 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

From space, our planet appears as a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space. Blue because 99% of all living space on Earth occurs in the Ocean. Tiny because of the enormity of the universe. Despite being tiny, we owe everything in our existence to this tiny blue dot and really every day should be regarded as Earth Day. Today we use this opportunity to pull a break of our busy lives and reflect on how best we can…

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Becoming Buddhist: an introduction to taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

April 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 8, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Join us in a practical three-week course with Robert Tomic to discover what it means to call oneself ‘Buddhist’. Going beyond the shroud of incense smoke, the glare of light offerings and the routine of ritual, we can discover the meaning of why we do the things we do in order to be Buddhist. By opening our heart to the true meaning of taking refuge in the Three Jewels, we open the door to accessing all the Buddha’s teachings. Taking refuge is…

Zen and the Art of Pause by Venerable Bom Hyon Sunim

April 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Venerable Bom Hyon Sunim is from the Korean Zen tradition and is resident at the Korean Jong Bop Sa Temple in Sydney. Sunim has recently relocated to Sydney, having lived in Victoria for the past 8 years, where she was the resident teacher of the Bodhi Ahm Buddhist Centre and founded the Healthcare Chaplaincy program for the Buddhist Council. She is also the Senior Buddhist Chaplain for the Australian Defence Forces. Sunim conducts regular teachings and retreats and continues to…

May 2018

Free

Adult’s Half Day of Mindfulness Practice Facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness

May 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Being an adult is hard work. We have responsibilities, duties, obligations, endless to-do lists, and worries. With modern pressures to be efficient and effective, and a society that is driven on busyness, we forget the importance of being still and present to develop depth in our everyday experiences. Like the butterfly amongst the shrubs, we will only see its beautiful presence when we offer our presence to it, rather than seeing its blurred image with the background. So too, presence…

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Yoga with Shweta

May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 practitioners. There are…

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Silent Vesak Celebration

May 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Metta Centre will be hosting a Vesak Celebration on the full moon day of May, the most auspicious day of the year as we commemorate our teacher, the Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment, and passing away. There are many ways to offer our gratitude and respect to the Buddha: flowers, incense, chants, and prostrations. Metta Centre’s annual Silent Vesak Celebration honours the Buddha with our silent practice. You may choose to practice in your own way in accordance with the Buddha’s teachings,…

June 2018

Free

Haiku for letting go, chilling out, learning to laugh and delight in life by Venerable Bom Hyon Sunim

June 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Venerable Bom Hyon Sunim is from the Korean Zen tradition and is resident at the Korean Jong Bop Sa Temple in Sydney. Sunim has recently relocated to Sydney, having lived in Victoria for the past 8 years, where she was the resident teacher of the Bodhi Ahm Buddhist Centre and founded the Healthcare Chaplaincy program for the Buddhist Council. She is also the Senior Buddhist Chaplain for the Australian Defence Forces. Sunim conducts regular teachings and retreats and continues to…

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Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

June 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

July 2018

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Strategies to deal with the mind

July 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

3 July: Mind like a Rat in a Bucket – Practical advice for dealing with a crazy mind – which is the first of many battles for any meditator. 10 July: Help, Someone Stole My Mind – Practical advice for dealing with a dull mind. This kind of mind state arises once you get used to sitting, but are not yet accustomed to arousing energy. Later in meditation, it also appears as a (wrong) form of emptiness. About the teacher       …

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The Pondering Tree Sutta

July 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Hidden in plain sight this teaching from the historical Buddha makes clear how the mind works, what you have to do, and the refutes quietism (peace of mind) as an insubstantial goal. Now, if this seems a little strange, you know why this important teaching is overlooked. But be assured we will quickly make sense of it. About the teacher        Venerable Pandit is a British monk ordained in Thailand since 1996. He has a degree in psychology and in Buddhist…

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Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

July 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

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Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

July 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

August 2018

Free

Healing Meditation Class Facilitated by Sister Emerald

August 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on April 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on June 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on June 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on July 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on July 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Healing Breathing Sangha will host meditation sessions at the Metta Centre twice a month each 1st and 3rd Monday from 7pm to 8.30pm, with the first class commencing on Monday 12th March. The classes will explore different kinds of Buddhist practice, including guided meditation, walking meditation, sutra reading, touching the earth practice, lying down meditation, and question and answer discussions. Dates for the sessions are: March: Mondays 12 & 19 April: Mondays 2 & 16 May: Mondays 7 &…

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Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

August 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

Mindfulness in the modern moment

August 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 14, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In a world of deadlines, demands, and digital distractions, we can easily get carried away by the tide of worries, stress and anxieties. There is still one grounding presence left: The Present. Always here, never far away. The two sessions will help us rediscover how to embrace the here and now, and stay with mindfulness in this moment. Together we will be discussing what is it that distracts us, what we can pay attention to and how to come back…

Free

August Wellbeing Programs

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Campsie Library & Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy Street
Campsie, NSW 2194 Australia

Everyday we meet with different pressures and challenges that causes tension and stress in our body and mind. This Wellbeing Course conducted across two libraries throughout the month of August allows participants to learn different strategies to loosen and heal ourselves and those around us. The programs are: 4 August: Healing Meditation, Qigong, and a public talk on self-care 11 August: Loving-Kindness Meditation, Yoga, and a public talk on creating harmonious relationships

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

August 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

Mindfulness in the modern moment

August 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 14, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In a world of deadlines, demands, and digital distractions, we can easily get carried away by the tide of worries, stress and anxieties. There is still one grounding presence left: The Present. Always here, never far away. The two sessions will help us rediscover how to embrace the here and now, and stay with mindfulness in this moment. Together we will be discussing what is it that distracts us, what we can pay attention to and how to come back…

Free

August Wellbeing Programs

August 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Everyday we meet with different pressures and challenges that causes tension and stress in our body and mind. This Wellbeing Course conducted across two libraries throughout the month of August allows participants to learn different strategies to loosen and heal ourselves and those around us. The programs are: 18 August: Healing Meditation, Qigong, and a public talk on dealing with difficult emotions 25 August: Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, and a public talk on work and life

Free

Adult’s Half Day of Mindfulness Practice Facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness

August 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on August 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Being an adult is hard work. We have responsibilities, duties, obligations, endless to-do lists, and worries. With modern pressures to be efficient and effective, and a society that is driven on busyness, we forget the importance of being still and present to develop depth in our everyday experiences. Like the butterfly amongst the shrubs, we will only see its beautiful presence when we offer our presence to it, rather than seeing its blurred image with the background. So too, presence…

Free

Healing Meditation Class Facilitated by Sister Emerald

August 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on April 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on June 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on June 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on July 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on July 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Healing Breathing Sangha will host meditation sessions at the Metta Centre twice a month each 1st and 3rd Monday from 7pm to 8.30pm, with the first class commencing on Monday 12th March. The classes will explore different kinds of Buddhist practice, including guided meditation, walking meditation, sutra reading, touching the earth practice, lying down meditation, and question and answer discussions. Dates for the sessions are: March: Mondays 12 & 19 April: Mondays 2 & 16 May: Mondays 7 &…

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

August 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

August Wellbeing Programs

August 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Road
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Everyday we meet with different pressures and challenges that causes tension and stress in our body and mind. This Wellbeing Course conducted across two libraries throughout the month of August allows participants to learn different strategies to loosen and heal ourselves and those around us. The programs are: 18 August: Healing Meditation, Qigong, and a public talk on dealing with difficult emotions 25 August: Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, and a public talk on work and life

Free

One Day Meditation Retreat: Mindfulness’ Antidote to Stress

August 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This day of mindfulness will focus on understanding the framework of Buddhist thought and practice and exploring how stress arises. We will discuss what Buddhism offers to assist in dealing with stress within meditation practice and in everyday life. The workshop is suitable for beginners and will offer the opportunity to discuss experience and to tailor the practice to suit individual need. About the teacher Michael Dash is a professional counsellor and has been a Buddhist practitioner for over twenty…

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

August 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

September 2018

Free

Healing Meditation Class Facilitated by Sister Emerald

September 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Healing Breathing Sangha will host meditation sessions at the Metta Centre twice a month each 1st and 3rd Monday from 7pm to 8.30pm, with the first class commencing on Monday 12th March. The classes will explore different kinds of Buddhist practice, including guided meditation, walking meditation, sutra reading, touching the earth practice, lying down meditation, and question and answer discussions. Dates for the sessions are: March: Mondays 12 & 19 April: Mondays 2 & 16 May: Mondays 7 &…

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

September 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

Feeling, Knowing, and Mindful Living

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In our modern, fast paced world, each day passes sometimes as a blur. The spiritual practice allows us to live intentionally, mindfully, meaningfully, such that we are alive to every moment. Join us in this special talk on how to understand feelings, how to develop deep knowing, and how to practice mindful living. The talk will also include time for Q&A, so if you have any questions about the spiritual path, bring them along to the session! About the speaker: Venerable…

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

October 2018

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

Free

Love, Light and Mindfulness

October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This public talk outlines the teachings and practice of love, light and mindfulness in the context of spiritual teachings. An interesting and practical talk, not to be missed! About the speaker: Venerable Krerkpong Techadhammo, also known as Phra Ek, brings together Buddhist practice and study. Phra Ek has spent many years mentored by Buddhist teachers and meditation masters, notably, learning from the late Mahasi Sayadaw and interpreting for Ajahn Jamnian for his retreats. Moreover, Phra Ek also holds PHDs and degrees…

Free

Living Buddhism Course Facilitated by Tina Ng and Zen Low

October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Living Buddhism Course explores a topic chosen by the group, and the facilitator leads the group as a whole to understand, experience and reflect on how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to understanding that topic and our lives, so as to make our spiritual practice relevant and integrated in our daily lives. Past sessions have included skilful use of activities, props, talks, guided meditations, discussions, question and answer inquiries, reflective writings, and open sharings within the group.…

A three-week Meditation Course

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2018

In a three-part series of public talks, Venerable Vimalaramsi will be speaking about various aspects of meditation.   On 16 October Venerable Vimalaramsi will speak on the topic of “Smiling and the Power of Mindfulness”. Have you noticed how every statue of a Buddha you see has a smile on it? Why is that? The Buddha taught us that “we are the happy ones” and Bhante Vimalaramsi has found out that smiling makes your meditation go faster and your life…

Free

Yoga with Shweta

October 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 practitioners. There are…

Free

Urban Meditation Retreat

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Buddha gave instructions to his disciples on how to train the mind, cultivate wholesome qualities, and develop the mental faculties. Those instructions are still available to us in translated texts known as ‘Suttas’ or ‘Scriptures’.   In this two-day course, Venerable Vimalaramsi will provide detailed instructions on meditation as found directly from the early Buddhist suttas.   In the first day, you will learn about Meditation and Mindfulness: How to practice the Mindfulness of Loving-kindness. We may have heard…

A three-week Meditation Course

October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2018

In a three-part series of public talks, Venerable Vimalaramsi will be speaking about various aspects of meditation.   On 16 October Venerable Vimalaramsi will speak on the topic of “Smiling and the Power of Mindfulness”. Have you noticed how every statue of a Buddha you see has a smile on it? Why is that? The Buddha taught us that “we are the happy ones” and Bhante Vimalaramsi has found out that smiling makes your meditation go faster and your life…

A three-week Meditation Course

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2018

In a three-part series of public talks, Venerable Vimalaramsi will be speaking about various aspects of meditation.   On 16 October Venerable Vimalaramsi will speak on the topic of “Smiling and the Power of Mindfulness”. Have you noticed how every statue of a Buddha you see has a smile on it? Why is that? The Buddha taught us that “we are the happy ones” and Bhante Vimalaramsi has found out that smiling makes your meditation go faster and your life…

Free

Yoga with Shweta

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 practitioners. There are…

A three-week Meditation Course

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2018

In a three-part series of public talks, Venerable Vimalaramsi will be speaking about various aspects of meditation.   On 16 October Venerable Vimalaramsi will speak on the topic of “Smiling and the Power of Mindfulness”. Have you noticed how every statue of a Buddha you see has a smile on it? Why is that? The Buddha taught us that “we are the happy ones” and Bhante Vimalaramsi has found out that smiling makes your meditation go faster and your life…

A three-week Meditation Course

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2018

In a three-part series of public talks, Venerable Vimalaramsi will be speaking about various aspects of meditation.   On 16 October Venerable Vimalaramsi will speak on the topic of “Smiling and the Power of Mindfulness”. Have you noticed how every statue of a Buddha you see has a smile on it? Why is that? The Buddha taught us that “we are the happy ones” and Bhante Vimalaramsi has found out that smiling makes your meditation go faster and your life…

November 2018

Free

Yoga with Shweta

November 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 practitioners. There are…

Free

The Three Bases of Skillful Action

November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 20, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

What are some habits that can help lead us to happiness? The Buddha taught in the Itivuttaka, there are three important aspects of spiritual practice that will bring merit and happiness, these are Generorsity, Ethical Conduct and Meditation. In these workshops, we will explore each of these aspects in detail and learn how to open our hearts and cultivate a resilient mind.  About the presenter Justin Luu has been actively serving the Buddhist community in Sydney for many years, having…

Free

Yoga with Shweta

November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 practitioners. There are…

Free

The Three Bases of Skillful Action

November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 20, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

What are some habits that can help lead us to happiness? The Buddha taught in the Itivuttaka, there are three important aspects of spiritual practice that will bring merit and happiness, these are Generorsity, Ethical Conduct and Meditation. In these workshops, we will explore each of these aspects in detail and learn how to open our hearts and cultivate a resilient mind.  About the presenter Justin Luu has been actively serving the Buddhist community in Sydney for many years, having…

Free

Yoga with Shweta

November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 practitioners. There are…

Free

The Three Bases of Skillful Action

November 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 20, 2018

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

What are some habits that can help lead us to happiness? The Buddha taught in the Itivuttaka, there are three important aspects of spiritual practice that will bring merit and happiness, these are Generorsity, Ethical Conduct and Meditation. In these workshops, we will explore each of these aspects in detail and learn how to open our hearts and cultivate a resilient mind.  About the presenter Justin Luu has been actively serving the Buddhist community in Sydney for many years, having…

December 2018

Free

Children’s Mindfulness Course Facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

These special Children Mindfulness Courses are an excellent opportunity for children to have fun in a mindful environment of learning, caring and growing. These monthly practice sessions are open to all ages, and parents are encouraged to be involved with their children so as to practice the Dharma together. In these practical sessions, children and adults can discover ways to bring mindfulness and kindness into each other’s lives, into their hearts, and into their home. In this way, we can find…

Free

Urban Mindfulness Retreats for adults Facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2018 at 9:00am

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In the whirlwind of life, we are drawn from one task to another, one day after another, and one problem after another calling for our attention. It is essential to have moments in our day to be able to stop, reflect, breathe, and come home into your heart so as to find nourishment and peace within the chaotic worldly demands that drains our energy. These urban retreats, spanning two days each time, allows time for you to return home into…

Free

Urban Mindfulness Retreats for adults Facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness

December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2018 at 9:00am

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In the whirlwind of life, we are drawn from one task to another, one day after another, and one problem after another calling for our attention. It is essential to have moments in our day to be able to stop, reflect, breathe, and come home into your heart so as to find nourishment and peace within the chaotic worldly demands that drains our energy. These urban retreats, spanning two days each time, allows time for you to return home into…

February 2019

Free

Let Love Flow

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 1:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The practice of loving-kindness (metta) is key to our spiritual development. It opens our heart, brings joy to our practice, and changes our relationship with ourselves and others. At times, there could be impediments to opening our hearts to love. We may encounter past and present hurt, fear or anxiety of the future, or strong emotions like anger or hate. In this workshop spanning over two days, Jeff Oliver will guide participants through various practices, including freestyle mediation and forgiveness…

Free

Let Love Flow

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 1:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The practice of loving-kindness (metta) is key to our spiritual development. It opens our heart, brings joy to our practice, and changes our relationship with ourselves and others. At times, there could be impediments to opening our hearts to love. We may encounter past and present hurt, fear or anxiety of the future, or strong emotions like anger or hate. In this workshop spanning over two days, Jeff Oliver will guide participants through various practices, including freestyle mediation and forgiveness…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives. The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker, so participants can learn and develop their meditation. Each week, we will…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on March 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 16, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 16, 2019 at 6:30pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Venerable Sujato will be our first presenter in our Mindful Life, Happy Life Course, and will return each month thereafter. This course explores different topics relevant to modern life living, and is structured to include guided mediation, a talk and discussion. These small classes offer participants an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences to make the class relevant to those present. About the teacher: Venerable Sujato is an Australian Theravanda Buddhist monk ordained in a monastery in Chiang…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, passed down through thousands of generations. It is a practice that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. The fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in these classes with instructions tailored for the class. The classes are small and therefore direct coaching will be provided to assist participants learn this art. Once th efundamentals are taught, we will move into classes for beginners and advanced practitioners.   These classes are led by…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives. The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker, so participants can learn and develop their meditation. Each week, we will…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course – Walking Together

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Venerable Akāliko will be presenting at our Mindful Life, Happy Life Course once a month. In the second talk in this series, Venerable Akāliko will be exploring the importance of Spiritual Friendship in our lives. Having friendship with good people develops our potential on the spiritual path by supporting and encouraging our growth. Join Venerable Akāliko for a discussion on spiritual friendship and learn about the qualities we can cultivate within ourselves to be a truly good friend to others. …

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, passed down through thousands of generations. It is a practice that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. The fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in these classes with instructions tailored for the class. The classes are small and therefore direct coaching will be provided to assist participants learn this art. Once th efundamentals are taught, we will move into classes for beginners and advanced practitioners.   These classes are led by…

March 2019

Healing Meditation Class

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Let us take the time to care for ourselves in these two-hour guided meditation practices to restore your lost energy. These sessions include: Lying Down Relaxing Meditation, Slow Walking Meditation, Guided Sitting Meditation, and ending with a short sharing on mindful living and answering any questions that the group may have. These sessions are conducted by Sister Emerald, who has much experience in the practice and in teaching mediation to people of different ages and backgrounds. After the meditation class…

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Healing Breath Qigong

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 5, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on June 2, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 4:00pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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. These classes bring in a holistic wellbeing practice that incorporates mindfulness, meditation, slow flowing movements, deep rhythmic breathing, and developing a calm meditative state of mind. These qigong classes start after the Healing Meditation Class that commences on the same day at 2pm. A perfect combination to attend both classes.

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Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives. The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker, so participants can learn and develop their meditation. Each week, we will…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, passed down through thousands of generations. It is a practice that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. The fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in these classes with instructions tailored for the class. The classes are small and therefore direct coaching will be provided to assist participants learn this art. Once th efundamentals are taught, we will move into classes for beginners and advanced practitioners.   These classes are led by…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives. The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker, so participants can learn and develop their meditation. Each week, we will…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, passed down through thousands of generations. It is a practice that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. The fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in these classes with instructions tailored for the class. The classes are small and therefore direct coaching will be provided to assist participants learn this art. Once th efundamentals are taught, we will move into classes for beginners and advanced practitioners.   These classes are led by…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives. The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker, so participants can learn and develop their meditation. Each week, we will…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on March 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 16, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 16, 2019 at 6:30pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Venerable Sujato will be our first presenter in our Mindful Life, Happy Life Course, and will return each month thereafter. This course explores different topics relevant to modern life living, and is structured to include guided mediation, a talk and discussion. These small classes offer participants an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences to make the class relevant to those present. About the teacher: Venerable Sujato is an Australian Theravanda Buddhist monk ordained in a monastery in Chiang…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, passed down through thousands of generations. It is a practice that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. The fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in these classes with instructions tailored for the class. The classes are small and therefore direct coaching will be provided to assist participants learn this art. Once th efundamentals are taught, we will move into classes for beginners and advanced practitioners.   These classes are led by…

Urban Meditation Retreat

March 23 @ 9:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ven. Vimokkha returns to the Metta Centre from Thailand again for a weekend urban retreat on exploring the topic of “Emptiness”. This workshop-style retreat will have talks and meditation sessions to demonstrate a pragmatic approach that brings together in the practice of Kāyagatāsati ( Mindfulness of the Body),  Ānāpānasati (Mindfulness of the Breathing) and Emptiness Meditation for the fulfillment of Satipatthānna (the Four Foundations of Mindfulness). In line with Venerable Vimokkha’s style of teaching, his simple technique is by looking…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives. The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker, so participants can learn and develop their meditation. Each week, we will…

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course – Walking Together

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on May 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Venerable Akāliko will be presenting at our Mindful Life, Happy Life Course once a month. In the second talk in this series, Venerable Akāliko will be exploring the importance of Spiritual Friendship in our lives. Having friendship with good people develops our potential on the spiritual path by supporting and encouraging our growth. Join Venerable Akāliko for a discussion on spiritual friendship and learn about the qualities we can cultivate within ourselves to be a truly good friend to others. …

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, passed down through thousands of generations. It is a practice that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. The fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in these classes with instructions tailored for the class. The classes are small and therefore direct coaching will be provided to assist participants learn this art. Once th efundamentals are taught, we will move into classes for beginners and advanced practitioners.   These classes are led by…

April 2019

Free

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives. The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker, so participants can learn and develop their meditation. Each week, we will…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient practice, passed down through thousands of generations. It is a practice that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. The fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in these classes with instructions tailored for the class. The classes are small and therefore direct coaching will be provided to assist participants learn this art. Once th efundamentals are taught, we will move into classes for beginners and advanced practitioners.   These classes are led by…

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