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November 2020

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Home Yoga Retreat

November 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This home yoga retreat will lead you through a practice integrating asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy in a journey towards self-healing Led by Shweta Dhawan (Yoga Teacher, Shivflowyoga) Join Shweta in this two-part Home Yoga Retreat to relax, restore and rejuvenate. This at home yoga retreat is designed to help you deepen your yoga practice in the comfort of your own home. Shweta will lead you through a practice integrating asana, breath, meditation and philosophy in a journey towards self-healing.…

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Mindfulness Meditation With Theresa Baw

November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This talk is about mindfulness as a skill which can be practised during formal meditation sits and throughout a day by many mindful moments The good news is that we can train our minds to be happy, and one of the ways is through mindfulness meditation. Or at the very least mindfulness can reduce our suffering. This talk is about mindfulness as a skill which can be practised both: during formal meditation sits, and throughout each day by many mindful…

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Love Yourself, Love the World With John Barclay

November 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Buddha gave specific teachings on True Love which can be particularly helpful in nourishing and healing us in the midst of the everyday stresses of our urban lifestyles. We begin by exploring ways of cultivating kindness and compassion towards ourselves. Then with increased confidence, expanding a practice of kindness and compassion toward others that naturally makes us feel fresher and more alive in our daily existence. About the Presenter: John Barclay is a Lay Dharma Teacher in Plum Village…

December 2020

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Love Yourself, Love the World With John Barclay

December 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The session begins by exploring ways of cultivating kindness and compassion towards ourselves then expanding toward others The Buddha gave specific teachings on True Love which can be particularly helpful in nourishing and healing us in the midst of the everyday stresses of our urban lifestyles. We begin by exploring ways of cultivating kindness and compassion towards ourselves. Then with increased confidence, expanding a practice of kindness and compassion toward others that naturally makes us feel fresher and more alive…

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Meditation and Dhamma reflections on 2020 With Ayya Hasapanna

December 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for this special session with guided meditation and discussion to reflect on 2020 to deepen our spiritual practice into 2021 Metta Centre is honoured to host Venerable Hāsapañña (Abbess of Dhammasara Nuns Monastery, Perth) as our guest teacher at our last Metta Centre event for 2020. Join us for this very special session with guided meditation and discussion as we reflect on 2020 and the lessons we can learn from this year to deepen our spiritual practice into…

January 2021

Free

Opening your heart to the New Year

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This online course is to guide participants through reflecting on the year that has past and to open our hearts to the year that has arrived

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Opening your heart to the New Year

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This online course is to guide participants through reflecting on the year that has past and to open our hearts to the year that has arrived

February 2021

Free

Be my Valentine: Don’t seek Love but be Love

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this two week course, we will explore the theme of love: the seeking, the highs and lows, the conflicts and ways to heal those conflicts, developing a deeper kind of love known as Metta (Loving Kindness), bringing your spiritual practice into your relationships, and how to stop chasing after love but to be love. Participants will be guided through meditation, exercises, and open discussions with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

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Be my Valentine: Don’t seek Love but be Love

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this two week course, we will explore the theme of love: the seeking, the highs and lows, the conflicts and ways to heal those conflicts, developing a deeper kind of love known as Metta (Loving Kindness), bringing your spiritual practice into your relationships, and how to stop chasing after love but to be love. Participants will be guided through meditation, exercises, and open discussions with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

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Dharma Friends eCafe

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spiritual friendships are key to our spiritual journey because good and wise friends provide us with the necessary support, encouragement and guidance for us to continue our Buddhist practice. These short sessions that we will run throughout 2021 allows us to connect with new and established friends, for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee the way we would if we were to meet in person in a cafe. We invite you and your friends to join us in this…

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Dharma Friends eCafe

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spiritual friendships are key to our spiritual journey because good and wise friends provide us with the necessary support, encouragement and guidance for us to continue our Buddhist practice. These short sessions that we will run throughout 2021 allows us to connect with new and established friends, for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee the way we would if we were to meet in person in a cafe. We invite you and your friends to join us in this…

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Ask a Buddhist Monk: Desire and Craving By Ven Bhante Sumano

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore the connection between desire and feelings, craving and the mind, and how to undo our unhealthy patterns of the mind. Ask a Buddhist Monk: Desire and Craving By Ven Bhante Sumano In collaboration with Mudita Citta As part of Metta Centre’s Ask a Buddhist Program, and in collaboration with our friends at Mudita Citta, we are honoured to invite Venerable Bhante Sumano who will be Zooming in from America for an interactive session as we discuss about desire and…

March 2021

Free

We are Family: how to handle conflict and build harmony with your family

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An event organised by Mitra Buddhist Youth Network and Metta Centre Presenter: Tina Ng Whilst we can’t choose our family, we can choose how we wish to interact with them. This two part series will explore how conflicts and triggers arise in the family, and ways to create effective communication, understanding, boundaries, and harmony with our family members. These sessions encourage participant engagement and questions are welcome. About the Presenter: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta…

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We are Family: how to handle conflict and build harmony with your family

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An event organised by Mitra Buddhist Youth Network and Metta Centre Presenter: Tina Ng Whilst we can’t choose our family, we can choose how we wish to interact with them. This two part series will explore how conflicts and triggers arise in the family, and ways to create effective communication, understanding, boundaries, and harmony with our family members. These sessions encourage participant engagement and questions are welcome. About the Presenter: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta…

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Coastal Walk and Meditation

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jibbon Beach, Jibbon Beach
bundeena, NSW 2230 Australia

Saturday 13 March 9.30am-12.30pm, followed by lunch Location: Jibbon Beach, Bundeena Cost: Free (Donations to Metta Centre appreciated) Allow nature to inspire your spiritual practice and wellbeing on this coastal walk in Bundeena. Participants will be gently guided through group meditation and reflections along different parts of the walk, as well as time for their own practice and creative expression. Meet likeminded friends and reconnect with the Metta Centre community.The walk is very easy and open to all ages. We…

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Making Relationships Work

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our relationships with our partners, friends and family are one of the most important things in life. They can be rewarding, fun and loving yet also challenging and frustrating at times. With the intensity and anxiety of the COVID period, we may have both come to depend on our relationships more and also found moments of struggle and resentment. What makes strong healthy lasting relationships and what did the Buddha say about this? How can Buddhism make our communication and…

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Making Relationships Work

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our relationships with our partners, friends and family are one of the most important things in life. They can be rewarding, fun and loving yet also challenging and frustrating at times. With the intensity and anxiety of the COVID period, we may have both come to depend on our relationships more and also found moments of struggle and resentment. What makes strong healthy lasting relationships and what did the Buddha say about this? How can Buddhism make our communication and…

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Emotional Triggers Course

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Explore how the Buddhist practice can help us better understand ourselves, our emotional triggers and how to untangle yourself from them Presenter: Tina Ng In person at Metta Centre and Online: links provided below Cost: By Donation This two-part course explores how the Buddhist practice can help us better understand ourselves, our emotional triggers and how to untangle yourself from them. We will discuss what happens when certain buttons are pushed, why we react in that way, and how we…

April 2021

Free

Emotional Triggers Course

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Explore how the Buddhist practice can help us better understand ourselves, our emotional triggers and how to untangle yourself from them Presenter: Tina Ng In person at Metta Centre and Online: links provided below Cost: By Donation This two-part course explores how the Buddhist practice can help us better understand ourselves, our emotional triggers and how to untangle yourself from them. We will discuss what happens when certain buttons are pushed, why we react in that way, and how we…

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The Wisdom behind Ethics

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In this talk, we will explore the rationale of ethics and come to discover the wisdom behind ethics in deepening our spiritual practice Presenter: Terry Redmond In person at Metta Centre and Online: links provided below Cost: By donation Ethics is always considered the foundation of Buddhism and of other religions too. In this talk, we will explore the rationale of ethics, reflect on our own personal experience, and in doing so, come to discover the wisdom behind ethics in…

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