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7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia
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February 2016

Holistic Healing: An evening of guided chanting and meditation with Bhante Jason

February 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Bhante Jason, also known as Jinasiri, embarked on an incredible journey of walking barefoot from Townsville to Sydney, with only alms bowl and his robes as his only possessions. Since then, Bhante Jason has continued his journey sharing the timeless wisdom of the Buddha with those who meet him on this spiritual path.   Last Friday, Bhante Jason shared the story of his incredible journey with us and Bhante Jason has offered to conduct a follow up talk focussing on…

March 2016

From computer screens to forest greens, everything is our spiritual practice: An evening with Venerable Pannyavaro from Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, Tullera

March 11, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Sometimes our spiritual practice is seen as something we do after we set time aside to do it. What if our spiritual practice can be infused into everything we do throughout the day, such that every moment, every movement of the body or the mind, is a seed providing the potential for insight to arise. Our special guest, Venerable Pannyavaro AKA the Buddhanet monk created an international website in providing Dhamma teachings online, with incredibly rich and varied resources for…

April 2016

Power of Intention: Understanding Karma, action and volition – Public Talk by Bhante Jaganatha from Newbury Buddhist Monastery, Victoria

April 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Understanding Karma, action and volition with Bhante Jag

Phra Woody from OAOR Oragon, U.S.A.

​The push and pull of Samsara – One-day workshop with Ajahn Ngam, Phra Woody, and Phra Kong from Thailand

April 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

How aversion and craving keeps us bound in an endless cycle of suffering

A one-day workshop with Phra Ajahn Vuttichai Vutthiyano

May 2016

The Spirituality of Imperfection – A public talk by Venerable Pandit

May 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Spirituality of Imperfection – A public talk by Venerable Pandit When: Friday, 6th May 2016 | 7-9pm (6.30 for 7pm start) Venerable Pandit will be giving a public talk at the Metta Centre on “The Spirituality of Imperfection”. With a degree in psychology and Buddhism, this talk will explore understanding one self. Despite your best intentions, and harshest criticisms of others, you are no Saint. Where religion demands you be perfect, spirituality knows you are not. Where your highest…

Second Chances: The Liberation Prison Project and finding freedom from the prisons of our minds – An evening with Venerable Thubten Chokyi

May 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Second Chances: The Liberation Prison Project and finding freedom from the prisons of our minds An evening with Venerable Thubten Chokyi When: Friday, 20th May 2016 | 7-9pm (6.30 for 7pm start) Venerable Thubten Chokyi is the Executive Director and Teacher Coordinator of the Liberation Prison Project. The LPP is a Tibetan Buddhist organisation and social services project that offers spiritual advice and teachings, as well as books and materials, to people in prison interested in exploring, studying and practicing…

June 2016

From Thorns to Flowers: A practice session on transforming negative emotions Workshop conducted by Dr Chien Hoong Gooi

June 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Negative emotions, such as anger and hurt, can feel like thorns in our hearts. Join us in a practice session led by Buddhist teacher and clinical psychologist, Dr Chien Hoong Gooi, in a workshop to transform these thorns to flowers. Dr Chien Hoong Gooi is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the Psychology Clinic at UNSW where he provides supervision and training to postgraduate Clinical Psychology students. Chien Hoong is also a teacher of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation in the…

Deep Relaxation Meditation with Sound Vibration Led by Lalitha Malinee

June 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

During this form of meditation, you will experience deep relaxation and free your mind with healing, through the experience of the sound bath of singing bowls. The benefits of sound vibration include: ·             Produce a sense of peace and tranquillity with meditation and relaxation ·             Clear, purify mind from negative emotions ·             Calm and focus your mind. ·             Release stress and promote well-being, balance meridians and synchronise vital healing energy.    Bookings essential: Contact Lalitha on 0408 887 119 or (02) 9708 6200 or wellbeing7027@gmail.com

DhammaSpace: fortnightly Buddhist discussion group

June 22, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Fortnightly Dhamma discussion group. Come and explore Buddhist wisdom with us.

July 2016

Free

Yoga to heal the mind, body and heart Led by Khanh Doan

July 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Khanh Doan will be conducting weekly yoga sessions each Thursday at the Metta Centre from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Khanh has had 7 years of experience, trained in the Hatha style of Satchitananda tradition, the most original style of Yoga from Mangroove Mountain in India. She is passionate about bringing the purest form of yoga into her teaching. With clear and gentle instruction, Khanh will guide you through a meditative and holistic journey in her class to achieve both physical and…

July 2019

Free

Becoming Patient

July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on August 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

The Buddha taught that the most destructive emotion we have is anger. Not only do we have the potential to hurt ourselves, but under the blinding influence of anger, we can bring suffering onto others as well. Patience is the direct antidote to anger and therefore one of the first steps we can take towards finding happiness, and the development of compassion towards others. Patience is the third, of the six perfections that a Bodhisattva must practice in order to…

September 2019

Free

How to find Relief from Stress using Breath Meditation

September 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 within: how to understand its causes, and useful strategies in developing understanding and finding release from stress. About the speaker: Zen Low discovered Buddhism while…

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, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
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…

October 2019

Free

Mindfulness Meditation for a stress-free life

October 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

In this two week meditation workshop, we will explore the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and how you can find relief from negativity and stress through the practice of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. There will be guided instructions, time for practice and sharing. All are welcome.   About the speaker: Zen Low discovered Buddhism while studying as a university student in New Zealand. Experiencing an immediate affinity to the Buddha’s teachings, he was amazed by the immense benefits of combined…

Healing Breath Qigong

October 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 after the Healing Meditation Class that commences on the same day at 2pm. A perfect combination to attend both classes.

Free

Mindfulness Meditation for a stress-free life

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

In this two week meditation workshop, we will explore the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and how you can find relief from negativity and stress through the practice of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. There will be guided instructions, time for practice and sharing. All are welcome.   About the speaker: Zen Low discovered Buddhism while studying as a university student in New Zealand. Experiencing an immediate affinity to the Buddha’s teachings, he was amazed by the immense benefits of combined…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Free

Mindfulness Meditation: Drop in lunchtime classes

October 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

These fortnightly mediation classes are for anyone who would like to reduce stress in their lives. Each class allows participants to learn mediation through guided instructions and an opportunity to ask the facilitator questions about mediation and their practice. These drop in classes also provides group support to encourage meditators to keep up their mediation practice. So as you end the work week, drop in for some time for yourself, and find your peace and clarity through mediation.   About…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Free

Spiritual and Environmental Preservation Practice

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Faced with the stress of the modern crises we need to have a reliable way forward that we have confidence in. The Spiritual and Environmental Preservation Practice (SEPP) is one of these ways.   The modern crises being things like; climate change, social isolation, pollution, inequality, land degradation. At the same time, there are the viable ways of human living that are in place and in action right now. Things like; renewable energy, community building initiatives, the shift to reducing plastic usage,…

Transforming Difficult Emotions

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This three-week course explores Buddhist practices to understand difficult emotions and transform them. We will explore how these emotions arise, why they stay, and how to let them go. Our classes are group sharing sessions, allowing participants to actively participate in the discussion if they wish, finding support and friendship with like-minded people. About the speaker: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta Centre and also the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a law firm that deals…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Free

Mindfulness Meditation: Drop in lunchtime classes

October 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

These fortnightly mediation classes are for anyone who would like to reduce stress in their lives. Each class allows participants to learn mediation through guided instructions and an opportunity to ask the facilitator questions about mediation and their practice. These drop in classes also provides group support to encourage meditators to keep up their mediation practice. So as you end the work week, drop in for some time for yourself, and find your peace and clarity through mediation.   About…

Transforming Difficult Emotions

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This three-week course explores Buddhist practices to understand difficult emotions and transform them. We will explore how these emotions arise, why they stay, and how to let them go. Our classes are group sharing sessions, allowing participants to actively participate in the discussion if they wish, finding support and friendship with like-minded people. About the speaker: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta Centre and also the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a law firm that deals…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

November 2019

Free

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

November 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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 emphasis include flexibility, core strength, hip opening and arm balances, with the principle of “stillness within the stillness” in mind. Sessions are facilitated by Joe…

Healing Breath Qigong

November 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

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 after the Healing Meditation Class that commences on the same day at 2pm. A perfect combination to attend both classes.

Spiritual Environmentalism

November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The environment in the news is full of bad news stories which are mostly leaving us uncertain what to do. Actually there are millions of good news stories of effective initiatives already up and running with which we can transition to a viable way of human living on the planet. These two practice sessions of the Spiritual and Environmental Preservation Practice will show us a reliable way forward that we can have confidence in. The new thing about this is…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Free

Mindfulness Meditation: Drop in lunchtime classes

November 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

These fortnightly mediation classes are for anyone who would like to reduce stress in their lives. Each class allows participants to learn mediation through guided instructions and an opportunity to ask the facilitator questions about mediation and their practice. These drop in classes also provides group support to encourage meditators to keep up their mediation practice. So as you end the work week, drop in for some time for yourself, and find your peace and clarity through mediation.   About…

Free

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

November 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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 emphasis include flexibility, core strength, hip opening and arm balances, with the principle of “stillness within the stillness” in mind. Sessions are facilitated by Joe…

Spiritual Environmentalism

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The environment in the news is full of bad news stories which are mostly leaving us uncertain what to do. Actually there are millions of good news stories of effective initiatives already up and running with which we can transition to a viable way of human living on the planet. These two practice sessions of the Spiritual and Environmental Preservation Practice will show us a reliable way forward that we can have confidence in. The new thing about this is…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

Free

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

November 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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 emphasis include flexibility, core strength, hip opening and arm balances, with the principle of “stillness within the stillness” in mind. Sessions are facilitated by Joe…

Free

Conflict Resolution Course

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This three-week course explores how Buddhist practices can be used to understand and resolve conflict compassionately, assertively and be spiritually transformative. Our classes are group sharing sessions, allowing participants to actively participate in the discussion if they wish, finding support and friendship with like-minded people. About the speaker: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta Centre and also the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a law firm that deals with cases relating to family law, child protection,…

Free

Mindfulness Meditation: Drop in lunchtime classes

November 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

These fortnightly mediation classes are for anyone who would like to reduce stress in their lives. Each class allows participants to learn mediation through guided instructions and an opportunity to ask the facilitator questions about mediation and their practice. These drop in classes also provides group support to encourage meditators to keep up their mediation practice. So as you end the work week, drop in for some time for yourself, and find your peace and clarity through mediation.   About…

Free

Four Elements+2 Meditation

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Most people have heard about the four primary elements that make up this physical universe. They are Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. However, have you heard of the elements of space and consciousness as taught by the Buddha? In a two-part series, Jeff Oliver will give instructions on the Four Elements+2 meditation, and how it allows us to deeply understand ourselves, and the world around and within us. In the Friday session, we will begin with a guided meditation on…

Free

Four Elements+2 Meditation

November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Most people have heard about the four primary elements that make up this physical universe. They are Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. However, have you heard of the elements of space and consciousness as taught by the Buddha? In a two-part series, Jeff Oliver will give instructions on the Four Elements+2 meditation, and how it allows us to deeply understand ourselves, and the world around and within us. In the Friday session, we will begin with a guided meditation on…

Free

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

November 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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 emphasis include flexibility, core strength, hip opening and arm balances, with the principle of “stillness within the stillness” in mind. Sessions are facilitated by Joe…

Free

Conflict Resolution Course

November 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This three-week course explores how Buddhist practices can be used to understand and resolve conflict compassionately, assertively and be spiritually transformative. Our classes are group sharing sessions, allowing participants to actively participate in the discussion if they wish, finding support and friendship with like-minded people. About the speaker: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta Centre and also the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a law firm that deals with cases relating to family law, child protection,…

Free

Keep Calm and ask a (novice) Monk

November 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Metta Centre is honoured to host a number of international speakers. As part of these series, we have invited Venerable Rakkhita Samenera to speak about his inspiring humanitarian work in the Philippines and to lead a session on “Ask a (novice) monk”. Bring along any questions you have, such as questions about Buddhism, or how to apply Buddhism to understanding and dealing with life’s challenges. Questions may be addressed to Venerable directly or anonymously via paper supplied at the session.…

Free

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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…

December 2019

Free

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

December 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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 emphasis include flexibility, core strength, hip opening and arm balances, with the principle of “stillness within the stillness” in mind. Sessions are facilitated by Joe…

Free

Finding Peace in the Big City

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Metta Centre is honoured to host a number of international speakers. As part of these series, we have invited Venerable Suddhaso & Venerable Soma from New York to speak about how we can find peace and practice Buddhism while living in the hustle and bustle of a big city.    About the speakers: Ven. Bhante Suddhāso and Venerable Soma are Buddhist monastics living in New York City. Ven Suddhaso is the co-founder of Buddhist Insights, a new platform using technology…

Free

Conflict Resolution Course

December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

This three-week course explores how Buddhist practices can be used to understand and resolve conflict compassionately, assertively and be spiritually transformative. Our classes are group sharing sessions, allowing participants to actively participate in the discussion if they wish, finding support and friendship with like-minded people. About the speaker: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta Centre and also the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a law firm that deals with cases relating to family law, child protection,…

Free

Finding Peace Within

December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Metta Centre is honoured to host our international speaker, Bhante Buddharakkita from Uganda, Africa. Bhante advocates for non-violence amongst conflict and peace amongst chaos. Join us for a special talk on Finding Peace Within. “Meditation is not about the content of our lives; it’s about how we relate to our daily experiences, whatever they may be. Meditation is about waking up and seeing clearly how we’re doing, what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it. Meditation is a reality check.”…

Free

Mindfulness Meditation: Drop in lunchtime classes

December 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

These fortnightly mediation classes are for anyone who would like to reduce stress in their lives. Each class allows participants to learn mediation through guided instructions and an opportunity to ask the facilitator questions about mediation and their practice. These drop in classes also provides group support to encourage meditators to keep up their mediation practice. So as you end the work week, drop in for some time for yourself, and find your peace and clarity through mediation.   About…

Free

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

December 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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 emphasis include flexibility, core strength, hip opening and arm balances, with the principle of “stillness within the stillness” in mind. Sessions are facilitated by Joe…

Free

A Night of Reflections

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

The Tuesday classes have grown over the year, along with the friendship and sharings each week. In our final Tuesday class for the year, we want to invite back all attendees and new friends to a session on reflections – a journey of personal and group reflections on what 2019 meant for us, and how to ready ourselves for the turn of a new decade: 2020. All are invited to this celebration, as we share stories alongside nibbles and drinks.

Free

Metta Centre Annual Celebration Metta Centre Annual Celebration

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

It has been quite a year for the Metta Centre! We have hosted countless events at our centre and also in the local libraries. We have hosted teachers local to Australia and overseas. We have supported other organisations to help host their events at our centre. We have had regular attendees at our weekly events: Tuesday Buddhism classes, and at our Thursday and Sunday yoga classes. We have started our fortnightly Friday meditation classes and continued our monthly meditation and…

Free

Gentle Sunday Yoga Class

December 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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 emphasis include flexibility, core strength, hip opening and arm balances, with the principle of “stillness within the stillness” in mind. Sessions are facilitated by Joe…

Free

Buddhism for Daily Living

December 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Metta Centre is hosting a very special Boxing Day event with a very special Buddhist teacher as part of our international speakers series: Venerable Bk. Dhamma from Taiwan. Bk. Dhamma will be running a full day course on different aspects of the Buddha’s teachings, and how to apply this to our daily living. The topics explored are: 1. Practicing the heart-mind in daily life: Introduction the four Brahma Vihāras, the four immeasurable mind states, of Mettā (Loving-kindness), Karuṇā (Compassion), Muditā…

January 2020

Free

Beginning Anew: A two-week course on starting over

January 14 @ 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, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
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

True happiness lies within you

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Venerable Kittiched Siriwattagoon how to find true happiness that lies within, regardless of where we are or the situation we are in. Venerable Kittiched Siriwattago from Thailand is returning to Australia again and as part of his visit, Venerable will be speaking at Metta Centre about how to find true happiness that lies within, regardless of where we are or the situation we are in. About the speaker: Venerable Kittiched Siriwattago is Vipassana Meditation Master at the International University for…

Free

Buddhists taking action on Climate Crisis

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

Two hands-on environmental action sessions led by Tom Halbert Australia has seen an unprecedented bushfire season and there is much discussion about what actions can be taken for our collective future. Metta Centre will therefore host two hands-on environmental action sessions. There is much to do and now is the time like never before. There is much that can be done by us individually and as a community. As we see that we are connected to both the problems and…

Go with the Flow Tai Chi

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 20, 2020

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

In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). Sessions are facilitated by Raul Bassa In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). The class is suitable to all levels, including for beginners. The instructor will guide participants in Tai Chi, in a flowing meditation class, which will include limbering, the Qigong Eight Pieces Brocade, Dynamic practice, Static practice and a Meditative practice. Although participation in the…

February 2020

Free

Buddhists taking action on Climate Crisis

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

Two hands-on environmental action sessions led by Tom Halbert Australia has seen an unprecedented bushfire season and there is much discussion about what actions can be taken for our collective future. Metta Centre will therefore host two hands-on environmental action sessions. There is much to do and now is the time like never before. There is much that can be done by us individually and as a community. As we see that we are connected to both the problems and…

Go with the Flow Tai Chi

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 20, 2020

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

In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). Sessions are facilitated by Raul Bassa In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). The class is suitable to all levels, including for beginners. The instructor will guide participants in Tai Chi, in a flowing meditation class, which will include limbering, the Qigong Eight Pieces Brocade, Dynamic practice, Static practice and a Meditative practice. Although participation in the…

Free

Forgiveness Workshop

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

The collaborative workshop on Forgiveness led by Zen Low and Tina Ng When resentment, anger, frustration and guilt visits our heart, we may feel tension and tightness in our hearts and life. Forgiveness is an essential key to our spiritual growth and our life. It is key to understanding our pain and hurt, transforming it and letting it go. In this collaborative workshop led by Zen Low and Tina Ng, participants will learn different ways to practice forgiveness, including through…

Go with the Flow Tai Chi

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 20, 2020

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

In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). Sessions are facilitated by Raul Bassa In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). The class is suitable to all levels, including for beginners. The instructor will guide participants in Tai Chi, in a flowing meditation class, which will include limbering, the Qigong Eight Pieces Brocade, Dynamic practice, Static practice and a Meditative practice. Although participation in the…

Free

Forgiveness Workshop

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

The collaborative workshop on Forgiveness led by Zen Low and Tina Ng When resentment, anger, frustration and guilt visits our heart, we may feel tension and tightness in our hearts and life. Forgiveness is an essential key to our spiritual growth and our life. It is key to understanding our pain and hurt, transforming it and letting it go. In this collaborative workshop led by Zen Low and Tina Ng, participants will learn different ways to practice forgiveness, including through…

Go with the Flow Tai Chi

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 20, 2020

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

In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). Sessions are facilitated by Raul Bassa In this four-week Tai Chi course, participants will learn and practice Tai Chi (Yang Style). The class is suitable to all levels, including for beginners. The instructor will guide participants in Tai Chi, in a flowing meditation class, which will include limbering, the Qigong Eight Pieces Brocade, Dynamic practice, Static practice and a Meditative practice. Although participation in the…

Free

Introduction to Buddhism Course

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

Two-week course to cover the fundamentals of the Buddha’s teachings and what makes up Buddhism. This two-week course will cover the fundamentals of the Buddha’s teachings and what makes up Buddhism. There will also be opportunities for participants to ask questions, clarify any misunderstandings about Buddhism, and learn why Buddhism is such a popular and relevant religion for our modern lives. The course will be presented by different presenters who will also sit on a panel to answer questions and…

March 2020

Free

Introduction to Buddhism Course

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

Two-week course to cover the fundamentals of the Buddha’s teachings and what makes up Buddhism. This two-week course will cover the fundamentals of the Buddha’s teachings and what makes up Buddhism. There will also be opportunities for participants to ask questions, clarify any misunderstandings about Buddhism, and learn why Buddhism is such a popular and relevant religion for our modern lives. The course will be presented by different presenters who will also sit on a panel to answer questions and…

Free

Go with the Flow Tai Chi

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

Join us every Thursday for Tai Chi (Yang Style) facilitated by Raul Bassa. The class is suitable to all levels, including for beginners.

Free

Go with the Flow Tai Chi

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metta Centre, 7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia

Join us every Thursday for Tai Chi (Yang Style) facilitated by Raul Bassa. The class is suitable to all levels, including for beginners.

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