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Ajahn Thanissaro’s Sydney Teaching Tour 2024

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ajahn Thanissaro’s Sydney Teaching Tour 2024
Practice Days with Ajahn Thanissaro: Teachings from the Heart
22 November 2024 

Location: Western Sydney University, Bankstown City Campus located at 74 Rickard Road, Bankstown, NSW (Attend in person or online)
Charge: Free entry

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Metta Centre is honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Thanissaro Bhikkhu (also known as Ajahn Geoff) for his Sydney tour. We start with an opening event on Friday night (22 November 2024) with a public talk from Ajahn Geoff, and then continue with a Day of Practice on Saturday (23 November). The events will occur in the spacious auditorium at the Western Sydney University, Bankstown City campus. Participants can also join online if they are unable to attend in person (dial in details below).

Both events are free entry, but registration is essential for in-person attendance as there are limited spaces available. When ordering your tickets, please ensure you select the day you are attending, and whether attending in-person or online only. Please cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend to allow others to take your spot.



Friday Public talk: 22 November 2024 at 6.30pm for 7pm start to 9pm

Saturday Day of practice: 23 November at 12.30pm for 1pm start to 5pm
Welcome & Opening talk

Guided Meditation
Q&A sessions (questions to be submitted in writing only)
Guided Meditation
Dedication of merits and group photo

What to bring: Chairs will be available; please bring your own cushion if wishing to sit on the ground for practice.  Please bring your own food, beverages and drink bottles. Drinking water is available from the tap.


About the Teacher: Venerable Ajahn Geoff (Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu) is an American Buddhist monk of the Kammatthana (Thai Forest) Tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he travelled to Thailand, where he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, himself a student of the late Ajaan Lee. He ordained in 1976 and lived at Wat Dhammasathit, where he remained following his teacher’s death in 1986. In 1991 he travelled to the hills of San Diego County, USA, where he helped Ajaan Suwat Suvaco establish the first Thai Forest Tradition monastery in America called the Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County, California. He was made abbot of the Monastery in 1993. Ajahn Geoff has authored a large collection of books and articles on a variety of Buddhist subjects, and has translated almost 1000 suttas. For Ajahn Geoff’s talks, writings and translations, see: Dhammatalks.org For more information about the Metta Forest Monastery: https://www.watmetta.org/


If you wish to volunteer, or offer dana to the Maha Sangha monastics and attendees that day, please join this Whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/BBRCjb90CjL4CFXu9eILO4

Donations to help us cover the cost of this auspicious event is most welcome and can be made to Metta Centre: www.mettacentre.com


Hybrid event: Attendees who wish to join online can do so by clicking on this link to access the session: https://uws.zoom.us/j/84851216163  Alternatively, you can dial in from your telephone (call charges apply):  +61 2 8015 6011 Meeting ID: 848 5121 6163 


Western Sydney University – Bankstown City Campus
74 Rickard Road
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia
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