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Meditation for Beginners Course

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meditation for Beginners Course

Instructors: Jimmy Yi Hsien Liao, Sister Sophia, Tina Ng and other guest teachersMondays

17 June | 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Online or in person at Western Sydney University (Bankstown City Campus), Room 1.4.34 on level 4

Cost: Free

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Learn to meditate with this beginners course, covering the basics of meditation. Attendees will learn different types of meditation through guided meditations, talks, and personal guidance. Find out how meditation helps reduce stress, develop focus and tranquility in the mind, deal with difficult emotions and negative thinking, and bring greater clarity and joy to your life.

About the Instructors:

Jimmy Yi Hsien Liao‘s journey is one of an exciting transformation. With an academic background in engineering, his life’s direction shifted during an enlightening trip to Tibet. There, he encountered the profound depths of Tibetan Buddhism, prompting him to pursue monastic studies and deepen his understanding in India and Myanmar, learning from venerable teachers such as Sayalaw U Kundala and Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. With over twenty years immersed in various Buddhist traditions, Jimmy now shares his meditative knowledge as a lay teacher. His approach is grounded in the wisdom garnered from a life of spiritual pursuit, aiming to impart the art of navigating one’s mind with simplicity and wonder akin to a child’s first bicycle ride. Each meditation session is a stride closer to enlightenment.

Ven. Miao Hui (Sister Sophia) is a Buddhist nun, having ordained in 2003. She resides at the Chan Miao Zen Centre in Penrose. She is widely travelled, and has practiced in all the three major Buddhist traditions: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. She has practiced in Taiwan, China, India, Myanmar, India, and Sri Lanka. She met her teacher Ven. Jian Meng, from the Mahayana Zen tradition when she was recovering from poor health. He showed her a way to recover from her poor health in both the mind and body. She has spent years deepening her meditation practice and despite all the different lineages of Buddhist traditions, she has found they are all common in their ability to deeply transform our lives and liberate us from the illusions of the mind that binds us to suffering.

Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta Centre, and also the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a law firm that deals with cases relating to family law, child protection, property, civil litigation and guardianship matters. She is an accredited mediator at Metta Resolution, which provides mediation, training and coaching to resolve conflict in the community and within families. Tina is a Buddhist Chaplain at the Western Sydney University. Tina has a keen interest in supporting the youth, and has run various mentoring programs through her business and social projects. She has organised various events, has played the role of coordinator, emcee, and auctioneer at charity functions. She has shared the Buddha’s teachings in conferences, talks, workshops, and in her writings.

Hybrid event: Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session in person or online by clicking on this link to access the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83506489824?pwd=cmpNQ1ljSmFVYURLWVN1dWllYUN1dz09 Alternatively, you can dial in from your telephone (call charges apply): +61 2 8015 6011 | Meeting ID: 835 0648 9824| Passcode: 718905

Venue

Western Sydney University, Bankstown City campus
74 Rickard Road
Bankstown, 2200 Australia
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