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February 2018

Living Buddhism Course

February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm 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.…

May 2018

Yoga with Shweta

May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm 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…

October 2018

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 7:00 pm 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…

Yoga with Shweta

October 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm 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…

February 2019

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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…

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

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

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

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

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

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…

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 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 yoga…

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course – Walking Together

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

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

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

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

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.…

March 2019

Healing Meditation Class

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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…

July 2019

Free

Healing Relationships Course

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on July 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

Every moment we are encountering a relationship. Whether that is a relationship with those in our presence, in our minds, or with ourself. Some of those relationships may be happy and joyful, and others far from being so. When our relationships are unstable or difficult, it can be instability in our minds and in other areas of our life. This three-week course will explore the things that make our relationships difficult, and give tips on how to foster more loving…

Special ShivFlow Yoga session

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This ShivFlow Yoga Class 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.You can follow Shweta and her classes on Facebook @Shivflowyoga

August 2019

Free

How to Hear and be Heard

August 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

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…

September 2019

Free

Spiritual Self-Care Course

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 24, 2019

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

This three-week course explores Buddhist practices to deepen our awareness of ourselves, and ways to develop a more loving and understanding relationship with ourselves. In these sessions, we will explore self-talk, self-judgment, self-sabotage, self-blame, self-hate and other unskillful ways in which we relate to ourselves. We will look at how to turn these unskillful practices to skillful ones, so as to deepen our spiritual practice of love, compassion, forgiveness, patience, and appreciation to all beings…including ourselves. Our classes are group…

January 2020

Free

Beginning Anew: A two-week course on starting over

January 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 21, 2020

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

Workshop Discussion led by Tina Ng As we start our new year and new decade, it is an chance to begin anew. In this two-week course, we will explore ways to help us make sense of our past, our loss and our perceived mistakes, so as to transform these experiences to allow us to begin again with lightness, understanding, and hope. Whether you are working through some difficulty, a separation, ‘stuckness’, negative habitual thought patterns, or other challenges, this class…

Free

Beginning Anew: A two-week course on starting over

January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Workshop Discussion led by Tina Ng As we start our new year and new decade, it is an chance to begin anew. In this two-week course, we will explore ways to help us make sense of our past, our loss and our perceived mistakes, so as to transform these experiences to allow us to begin again with lightness, understanding, and hope. Whether you are working through some difficulty, a separation, ‘stuckness’, negative habitual thought patterns, or other challenges, this class…

February 2020

Wellbeing Meditation & Qigong at Chester Hill Library

February 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 9:30 am

Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Rd
Chester Hill, NSW Australia

Led by Sister Emerald, Sister Steadiness and Tina Ng Metta Centre is in its third year partnering up with the City of Canterbury-Bankstown Council in offering free wellbeing courses to the community. In these monthly sessions, Sister Emerald, Sister Steadiness and Tina Ng will be guiding participants through a topic related to wellbeing with sharing, meditation and qigong. For more info and dates: https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/events/wellbeing-classes-yoga-qigong-and-meditation

March 2020

Wellbeing Meditation & Qigong at Bankstown Library

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Led by Sister Emerald, Sister Steadiness and Tina Ng Metta Centre is in its third year partnering up with the City of Canterbury-Bankstown Council in offering free wellbeing courses to the community. In these monthly sessions, Sister Emerald, Sister Steadiness and Tina Ng will be guiding participants through a topic related to wellbeing with sharing, meditation and qigong. For more info and dates: https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/events/wellbeing-classes-yoga-qigong-and-meditation

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