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Sunset Bliss at Magic Point : Meditative Gathering

November 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sunset Bliss at Magic Point : Meditative Gathering

2nd November Thursday, 5.00 pm– 7.30 pm AEDT

Location: South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club

Full Address: Arthur Byrne Reserve, 1R Marine Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035

Cost: Free


Come Join us for a Beautiful Coastal walk at Maroubra and meditative gathering with Bhante Anandha & ven.Mettaanandha to spend time in nature and have a guided meditation session.


About the Teachers:

Bhante Ānanda is a Canadian Buddhist monk trained in the Teaching and Way of Life (Dhamma-Vinaya) of early Buddhism.

He first received the going-forth from his meditation teacher, Bhante Vimalaramsi, at his retreat center, Dhamma Sukha, in Missouri, USA, in 2019. Later completing his full ordination in Sri Lanka, under the Sri Kaliyāni Yogaśrama (Galduwa) school.

Bhante Ānanda teaches and practices the whole of the Buddha’s instructions as found in the Early Buddhist Texts (EBTs). He emphasizes we he calls “Natural Samādhi”, which is an essential teaching of the Buddha on how to develop mental collectedness (Samādhi), by way of uplifting the mind and relaxing bodily tension. This, the Buddha called wise practice (Right effort), beginning by Loving-Kindness meditation and traversing all four emancipated states (Brahmavihāras), the four resting places of awareness (Satipatthāna) and culminating in mental liberation (Vimutti).

Learning to use the vehicle of Calm and Clarity (Samatha-Vipassanā), meditators deepen in their experience of a happy and composed heart, and drink deep, the bliss of the higher mind (Adhicitta).

He shares his time between Sri Lanka (his monastic home), the Heartwood Hermitage in the Kootenays mountains of British Columbia (Canada), and the Indian Himalayas, while he is not teaching other retreats around the world.

For more info Visit https://heartdhamma.love


Ven. Mettānanda received the going-forth as a sāmaṇera under Ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi in 2020. He has experience with several meditation traditions, including Tibetan Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Qi Gong, and he is also a certified Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga teacher with 800 hours in Nepal and Indonesia.

Formerly, Ven. Mettānanda (then Liam McClintock) received a BA from Yale and founded FitMind, a meditation app and podcast. He holds an MS in applied neuroscience from King’s College London and now consults on meditation research for Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital. He is now furthering his knowledge and monastic training under the guidance of Bhante Ānanda.




South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club
Arthur Byrne Reserve, 1R Marine Parade, Maroubra
Sydney, NSW 2035 Australia
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