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March 2021

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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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Wealth and Prosperity from a Buddhist’s Perspective

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

Wealth and Prosperity from a Buddhist’s Perspective Presenter: Justin Luu Wed 21 April & 28 April | 7-8pm In person at Metta Centre and Online: links provided below Cost: By Donation It is often thought that the accumulation of material wealth does not align with spiritual values. But what did the Buddha really say about wealth and prosperity? Is it possible to coexist in a capitalist society while maintaining our spiritual integrity. What does it mean to use our wealth…

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Wealth and Prosperity from a Buddhist’s Perspective

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

Wealth and Prosperity from a Buddhist’s Perspective Presenter: Justin Luu Wed 21 April & 28 April | 7-8pm In person at Metta Centre and Online: links provided below Cost: By Donation It is often thought that the accumulation of material wealth does not align with spiritual values. But what did the Buddha really say about wealth and prosperity? Is it possible to coexist in a capitalist society while maintaining our spiritual integrity. What does it mean to use our wealth…

May 2021

Free

Walking Meditation Workshop

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In this session, participants will learn and have opportunities to try various versions of walking meditation to use in their daily lives Presenter: Terry Redmond In person at Metta Centre and Online: links provided below Cost: By donation Many people think of sitting on a cushion when they think of meditation. Some may even consider walking mediation as the “other” or “lesser” meditation. Others, like Terry Redmond, consider walking meditation as their primary and even “greater” meditation style for them.…

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The Dhamma Road: Tudong journey from Geelong to Sydney

May 12 @ 8:00 am
Wat Lao Buddha Metta Buddhist Society of NSW, 1 Fitzroy Close
Saint Johns Park, NSW 2176 Australia

An inspiring journey walking a thousand kilometres on foot from Geelong to Sydney, to promote the messages of peace, harmony and compassion The Dhamma Road: Tudong journey from Geelong to Sydney With Venerable Chao Khun Keng Join the Dhamma Walk on 12 May 2021 starting at 8am at Wat Lao Buddha Metta Buddhist Society (1 Fitzroy Cl, St Johns Park NSW) then walk to Wat Buddharangsee (88-90 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore) Venerable Chao Khun Keng, fellow monastics and lay practitioners are…

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Dhamma Talk: The Dhamma Road – Tudong journey from Geelong to Sydney

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

An inspiring journey walking a thousand kilometres on foot from Geelong to Sydney, to promote the messages of peace, harmony and compassion The Dhamma Road: Tudong journey from Geelong to Sydney With Venerable Chao Khun Keng Cost: Free | Registration for in person event is essential Venerable Chao Khun Keng, fellow monastics and lay practitioners are on an inspiring Tudong journey walking a thousand kilometres on foot from Geelong to Sydney, to promote the Buddha’s messages of peace, harmony and…

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Buddhism Heals, Nature Heals

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This session is to discuss about nature-based therapies and its role in our spiritual and physical well-being Buddhism Heals, Nature Heals Meet the author of Nature Heals, Virginia Field Accompanied by Ling Halbert and Tina Ng At Metta Centre in person or via Zoom Cost: By Donation Metta Centre is delighted to invite Virginia Field, co-author of Nature Heals, to discuss about nature-based therapies and its role in our spiritual and physical wellbeing. Ling Halbert will be sharing her own…

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Buddha’s Birthday: Prayers, healing and hope e-Vesak 2021

May 23 @ 4:00 pm

Join us in celebration of one of the most important Buddhist events: Vesak – to commemorate the Buddha’s birthday and Enlightenment Buddha’s Birthday: Prayers, healing and hope e-Vesak 2021 Organised with the eVesak National Committee Online evesak.buddhistcouncil.org.au Free event | Donations much appreciated Join us in celebration of one of the most important Buddhist events of the year: Vesak – to commemorate the Buddha’s birthday and Enlightenment. Bringing together Buddhist communities from around Australia for this project, this eVesak will…

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Stress relief using Breath meditation

May 26 @ 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…

Bushwalking Training Course

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Girrahween Park, The Walk
Earlwood, NSW 2206 Australia

Being in nature can be an essential support for our spiritual practice. However, it’s important to learn how to be in nature safely Bushwalking Training Course Organised in collaboration with Yarrawood Bushwalking Club Sydney Saturday 29 May, 10am – 1pm Girrahween Park, Earlwood Cost: $50 (includes a bushwalking essential kit, 2021 membership in the Yarrawood Bushwalking Club and donation to the Metta Centre) Contact person on the day – Terry Redmond 0425 234 385   Being in nature can be deeply…

June 2021

Free

Stress relief using Breath meditation

June 2 @ 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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Buddhist Temple Tour In collaboration with Nan Tien Temple and Nan Tien Institute

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple, 180 Berkeley Road
Berkeley, NSW 2506 Australia

Join us in a special day out, learning about Buddhism, temple life, tea meditation and a guided tour by resident nuns of Nan Tien Temple Buddhist Temple Tour In collaboration with Nan Tien Temple and Nan Tien Institute Location: Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong Cost: Free (Donations to Nan Tien Temple and Metta Centre are appreciated) Metta Centre is pleased to host our upcoming Buddhist Temple Tour event at Nan Tien Temple. Join us in a very special day out, learning…

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Stress relief using Breath meditation

June 9 @ 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…

Free

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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