Children’s Mindfulness Course Facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness

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

These special Children Mindfulness Courses are an excellent opportunity for children to have fun in a mindful environment of learning, caring and growing. These monthly practice sessions are open to all ages, and parents are encouraged to be involved with their children so as to practice the Dharma together. In these practical sessions, children and adults […]

Healing Meditation Class Facilitated by Sister Emerald

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

The Healing Breathing Sangha will host meditation sessions at the Metta Centre twice a month each 1st and 3rd Monday from 7pm to 8.30pm, with the first class commencing on Monday 12th March. The classes will explore different kinds of Buddhist practice, including guided meditation, walking meditation, sutra reading, touching the earth practice, lying down […]

Recurring Event Let Love Flow

Let Love Flow

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

The practice of loving-kindness (metta) is key to our spiritual development. It opens our heart, brings joy to our practice, and changes our relationship with ourselves and others. At times, there could be impediments to opening our hearts to love. We may encounter past and present hurt, fear or anxiety of the future, or strong […]

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course

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

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 […]

Urban Meditation Retreat

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

Ven. Vimokkha returns to the Metta Centre from Thailand again for a weekend urban retreat on exploring the topic of “Emptiness”. This workshop-style retreat will have talks and meditation sessions to demonstrate a pragmatic approach that brings together in the practice of Kāyagatāsati ( Mindfulness of the Body),  Ānāpānasati (Mindfulness of the Breathing) and Emptiness […]

Mindful Life, Happy Life Course – Walking Together

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

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 […]

How to find Relief from Stress using Breath Meditation

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

In this busy and fast-paced city life, we are bombarded with stress: stimuli, technology, work pressures, anger, frustration and other negative mind states. In this collaborative workshop led by Zen Low, the participants will learn how breath meditation as instructed by the Buddha can be a useful tool with dealing with stress from outside and […]

Free
Recurring Event Spiritual Self-Care Course

Spiritual Self-Care Course

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

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 […]

Free

Recurring Event Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

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

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 […]

Recurring Event Healing Meditation Class

Healing Meditation Class

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

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 […]

Healing Breath Qigong

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

Healing Breath Qigong is a practice that helps us maintain good health, live longer, aging painlessly, prevent illness, heal naturally, and lightening up our spirit. These classes bring in a holistic wellbeing practice that incorporates mindfulness, meditation, slow flowing movements, deep rhythmic breathing, and developing a calm meditative state of mind. These qigong classes start […]

Recurring Event Children’s Mindfulness Classes

Children’s Mindfulness Classes

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

These Children’s Mindfulness Classes are for children and their parents to discover ways to bring mindfulness and kindness into each other’s lives, their hearts, and into their home. In this way, we can find our way back to our true home. The sessions will be facilitated by Sister Emerald and Sister Steadiness, both students of […]

Recurring Event Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

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

In this seven-week yoga course, participants will learn and practice Hatha yoga, starting at the beginner level and slowly increasing in intensity and difficulty as the course progresses. Hatha Yoga is the traditional Yoga method practice based on "Ashtanga Yoga" or "Raja Yoga" of Patanjali and is the foundation of most yoga styles. Areas of […]

Free

Wellbeing Meditation & Qigong at Chester Hill Library

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

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, […]

Recurring Event How to Deal with Uncertainty

How to Deal with Uncertainty

Online

Online Buddhist Meditation and Sharing in the Age of Covid19 Every Sunday | 11am-12.30pm Online: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/742943734 Cost: Free   In these weekly sessions, we explore a different topic each week as well as a chance for people to share how they are coping so as to support each other through this time. In the interests […]

Free

Recurring Event How to Deal with Uncertainty

How to Deal with Uncertainty

Online

Online Buddhist Meditation and Sharing in the Age of Covid19 Every Sunday | 11am-12.30pm Online: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/742943734 Cost: Free   In these weekly sessions, we explore a different topic each week as well as a chance for people to share how they are coping so as to support each other through this time. In the interests […]

Free

Wellbeing Meditation & Qigong at Bankstown Library

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

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, […]

Recurring Event How to Deal with Uncertainty

How to Deal with Uncertainty

Online

Online Buddhist Meditation and Sharing in the Age of Covid19 Every Sunday | 11am-12.30pm Online: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/742943734 Cost: Free   In these weekly sessions, we explore a different topic each week as well as a chance for people to share how they are coping so as to support each other through this time. In the interests […]

Free

Recurring Event Living Buddhism Course

Living Buddhism Course

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

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. […]

Book Release! Luminous Awareness: Wisdom of The Tibetan Book of the Dead 

Book Release! Luminous Awareness: Wisdom of The Tibetan Book of the Dead  Presenter: Pema Düddul (from Queensland) Sat 26 November| 7-8.30 pm Online only: link below Cost: By Donation   In this talk Pema Düddul, a Buddhist chaplain and author, will discuss how to apply the mystical teachings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead to our everyday experience and bring […]