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June 2021

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Stress relief using Breath meditation

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Stress relief using Breath meditation 4 week course presented by Zen Low At Metta Centre in person or via Zoom Cost: By Donation 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 4 weeks interactive workshop facilitated 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…

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How to cope with Change

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In this session, we will look at how we perceive change in our meditation and see if we can carry this over into our busy lives How to cope with Change Presenter: Terry Redmond In person at Metta Centre and Online: links provided below Cost: By donation Change has never been faster, whether it be in communication, at the work place or in our social interactions. While a degree of change is beneficial, too much can overload and cause stress.…

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Desire and Aversion: 2 week course

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

Desire and Aversion: 2 week course Presenter: Tina Ng Wednesday 30 Jun & 7 Jul | 7-8pm Via Zoom Cost: By Donation So much of our life is filled with wanting and not wanting: craving for what we like and pushing away what we don’t like. Wanting to be with this person and not wanting to be with this other person. From the moment we wake up, we are bombarded with internal and external stimuli for us to run after…

July 2021

Free

Desire and Aversion: 2 week course

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

Desire and Aversion: 2 week course Presenter: Tina Ng Wednesday 30 Jun & 7 Jul | 7-8pm Via Zoom Cost: By Donation So much of our life is filled with wanting and not wanting: craving for what we like and pushing away what we don’t like. Wanting to be with this person and not wanting to be with this other person. From the moment we wake up, we are bombarded with internal and external stimuli for us to run after…

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The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food Using our Garden to cultivate our 5 gems for Heart-health-wealth-mind-spiritual Metta Centre collaboration with Small Seeds Big Feeds Led by Eric Brocken, Ling Halbert and Tom Halbert 5 week course Wednesday nights on 14/7, 21/7, 28/7, 4/8 , 11/8 7-8.30pm via Zoom Cost: By Donation The garden is a good teacher for us, teaching us many Buddhist principles and allowing us to develop our spiritual qualities. Gardening teaches us interdependency, impermanence,…

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The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food

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

The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food Using our Garden to cultivate our 5 gems for Heart-health-wealth-mind-spiritual Metta Centre collaboration with Small Seeds Big Feeds Led by Eric Brocken, Ling Halbert and Tom Halbert 5 week course Wednesday nights on 14/7, 21/7, 28/7, 4/8 , 11/8 7-8.30pm via Zoom Cost: By Donation The garden is a good teacher for us, teaching us many Buddhist principles and allowing us to develop our spiritual qualities. Gardening teaches us interdependency, impermanence,…

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Creating Better Relationships Course

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Creating Better Relationships Course Metta Centre collaboration with the Association of Engaged Buddhists Presenter: David O’Rose & Tina Ng Thursdays 22 & 29 July, 5 Aug | 7.30-9pm  At the Buddhist Library in person (90-92 Church St, Camperdown) or via Zoom Cost: By Donation   So much of our life resolves around relationships, whether it’s relationship with others or with ourselves. When these relationships are challenging, stressful or difficult, it directly impacts on our wellness and happiness. In this 3 week interactive course, David O’Rose and…

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The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food Using our Garden to cultivate our 5 gems for Heart-health-wealth-mind-spiritual Metta Centre collaboration with Small Seeds Big Feeds Led by Eric Brocken, Ling Halbert and Tom Halbert 5 week course Wednesday nights on 14/7, 21/7, 28/7, 4/8 , 11/8 7-8.30pm via Zoom Cost: By Donation The garden is a good teacher for us, teaching us many Buddhist principles and allowing us to develop our spiritual qualities. Gardening teaches us interdependency, impermanence,…

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Creating Better Relationships Course

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Creating Better Relationships Course Metta Centre collaboration with the Association of Engaged Buddhists Presenter: David O’Rose & Tina Ng Thursdays 22 & 29 July, 5 Aug | 7.30-9pm  At the Buddhist Library in person (90-92 Church St, Camperdown) or via Zoom Cost: By Donation    So much of our life resolves around relationships, whether it’s relationship with others or with ourselves. When these relationships are challenging, stressful or difficult, it directly impacts on our wellness and happiness. In this 3 week interactive course, David O’Rose and…

August 2021

Free

The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food Using our Garden to cultivate our 5 gems for Heart-health-wealth-mind-spiritual Metta Centre collaboration with Small Seeds Big Feeds Led by Eric Brocken, Ling Halbert and Tom Halbert 5 week course Wednesday nights on 14/7, 21/7, 28/7, 4/8 , 11/8 7-8.30pm via Zoom Cost: By Donation The garden is a good teacher for us, teaching us many Buddhist principles and allowing us to develop our spiritual qualities. Gardening teaches us interdependency, impermanence,…

Free

Creating Better Relationships Course

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Creating Better Relationships Course Metta Centre collaboration with the Association of Engaged Buddhists Presenter: David O’Rose & Tina Ng Thursdays 22 & 29 July, 5 Aug | 7.30-9pm  At the Buddhist Library in person (90-92 Church St, Camperdown) or via Zoom Cost: By Donation   So much of our life resolves around relationships, whether it’s relationship with others or with ourselves. When these relationships are challenging, stressful or difficult, it directly impacts on our wellness and happiness. In this 3 week interactive course, David O’Rose and…

Free

The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Buddha in the Garden: Growing our own food Using our Garden to cultivate our 5 gems for Heart-health-wealth-mind-spiritual Metta Centre collaboration with Small Seeds Big Feeds Led by Eric Brocken, Ling Halbert and Tom Halbert 5 week course Wednesday nights on 14/7, 21/7, 28/7, 4/8 , 11/8 7-8.30pm via Zoom Cost: By Donation The garden is a good teacher for us, teaching us many Buddhist principles and allowing us to develop our spiritual qualities. Gardening teaches us interdependency, impermanence,…

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Can Women be Monks too? The Long Road to Full Ordination for Theravada Women

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Can Women be Monks too? The Long Road to Full Ordination for Theravada Women. Speakers: Ayya Dhammananda (Thailand) and Ayya Suvira (Australia)  Hosted by the Metta Centre Wed 18 and 25 August | 7pm-8:30pm AU EST Via Zoom (link below) Cost: Free   To celebrate and give some context around the Mettarama Vision Day on 21 August, we invite you to participate in this two-talk series on the bhikkhuni revival. What are bhikkhunis, and why was the bhikkhuni revival such an important…

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Mettarama Vision Day

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Mettarama Vision Day Speakers: Bhante Sujato and Ayya Suvira (Host: Tina Ng) Collaboration between Mettarama Nuns’ Monastery and Metta Centre Saturday 21 August 2021 | 9am-10:30am Via Zoom (link below) Cost: Free   An urban nuns residence called Therimettarama was born in September 2018 with the intention to support Buddhist nuns, founded by Bom Hyon Sunim and Tina Ng. Since then, Metta Centre has continued to support the nuns’ monastery community, which has gathered support, now has Ayya Suvira as…

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Can Women be Monks too? The Long Road to Full Ordination for Theravada Women

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Can Women be Monks too? The Long Road to Full Ordination for Theravada Women. Speakers: Ayya Dhammananda (Thailand) and Ayya Suvira (Australia)  Hosted by the Metta Centre Wed 18 and 25 August | 7pm-8:30pm AU EST Via Zoom (link below) Cost: Free   To celebrate and give some context around the Mettarama Vision Day on 21 August, we invite you to participate in this two-talk series on the bhikkhuni revival. What are bhikkhunis, and why was the bhikkhuni revival such an important…

September 2021

Free

Buddhism & Eco-poetry Therapy for anxious times

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This session we explore on Eco-poetry therapy for anxious times and how Buddhism can be applied to sooth our inner angst in uncertainty. Buddhism & Eco-poetry Therapy for anxious times Presenters: Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis & Ling Halbert 1 Sept | 7-8.30pm At Metta Centre in person or via Zoom Cost: By Donation Previously, Metta Centre invited Virginia Field, co-author of Nature Heals, to present on nature-based therapies. This session we have the other co-author of Nature Heals, Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis, presenting on…

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Art of Life course

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

Art of Life course Presenter: Ling Halbert 3 week course Wednesday nights: 8, 15, 22 Sept | 7-8.30pm  At Metta Centre in person or via Zoom Cost: By Donation   Join us for a free 3 week course as we discover Buddhism and the art of life through art of tea meditation, mindful cooking, and spiritual creativity through natural materials. The course will be delivered online via Zoom, and if the Metta Centre hall has re-opened by then, participants are also welcome…

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How to Free yourself from your Self & be Happy

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Metta Centre collaboration with the Association of Engaged Buddhists Presenter: David O’Rose & Tina Ng Thursdays 9, 16, 23 Sept 2021, 7.30pm-9pm  Via Zoom Cost: By Donation   Everybody wants to experience happiness and everything that we do is for the purpose of finding happiness in our life. However, not everybody knows that happiness is the very nature of our self and lies in potential within us, accessible by all people and at all times. Unhappiness and suffering arises when our minds are…

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Art of Life course

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Art of Life course Presenter: Ling Halbert 3 week course Wednesday nights: 8, 15, 22 Sept | 7-8.30pm  At Metta Centre in person or via Zoom Cost: By Donation   Join us for a free 3 week course as we discover Buddhism and the art of life through art of tea meditation, mindful cooking, and spiritual creativity through natural materials. The course will be delivered online via Zoom, and if the Metta Centre hall has re-opened by then, participants are also welcome…

Free

How to Free yourself from your Self & be Happy

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Metta Centre collaboration with the Association of Engaged Buddhists Presenter: David O’Rose & Tina Ng Thursdays 9, 16, 23 Sept 2021, 7.30pm-9pm  Via Zoom Cost: By Donation   Everybody wants to experience happiness and everything that we do is for the purpose of finding happiness in our life. However, not everybody knows that happiness is the very nature of our self and lies in potential within us, accessible by all people and at all times. Unhappiness and suffering arises when our minds are…

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