Ask a Buddhist

Metta Centre has launched the “Ask a Buddhist” program with a panel of Buddhist monastics and lay practitioners who can assist with supporting our community during these uncertain times by telephone or email. If you have a question about Buddhism, your practice or just have someone to talk to, we can connect you to a fellow Buddhist who may be able to help you through it.

We are all living through some unprecedented times with countries shutting down; people falling ill, dying and losing their livelihood, and most of us in isolation at home. This is the time when we really need to support one another and draw on our spiritual practice. While people are in isolation and going through uncertainties, they may not know who they can turn to for support and guidance on their Dhamma practice.

We will do our best to connect you with someone. Please note our panels will provide general guidance only and should not be taken as definitive advice. Also, they may not be mental health professionals. If we believe that your query is beyond our scope or expertise, we will let you know and may refer you to another service instead.

Some of our current panelists (and growing!):

·       Monks: Venerable Dhammika, Venerable Akaliko

·       Nuns: Venerable Thubten Chokyi, Venerable Jitindriya, Venerable Juewei, Venerable Suvira

·       Male practitioners: Jonathan Shearman, Terry Redmond, Peter Kingsford, Bennett Piam

·       Female practitioners: Dora Cheung, Rina Vongthongsri, Molly Lim, K K Lim, Tina Ng

To register, submit your form here: