october, 2022

wed05oct7:00 PM8:30 PMCentring on Metta7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Metta Centre, Western Sydney, Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street, Bankstown NSW 2200 Event Organized By: Metta Centre Event Type :Meditation Conducted / InstructedEvent Region:Western Sydney

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Event Details

Presenter: Venerable Mettaji
Facilitator: Tina Ng
Wed 5 Oct | 7-8.30pm
Location: In person at Metta Centre (Bankstown) or Online (Zoom link below)
Cost: By donation

  • Do I hold and give Metta to “my self” daily?
  • Can Metta become a nurturing all day practice?
  • How far can Metta advance the path?
  • Venerable Mettaji will share his understanding of Metta; offer a Metta meditation and answer any questions (with a gentle heart!).

About the presenter:
Bhikkhu Mettaji believes that he is a very fortunate Bhikkhu to be given the opportunity to ordain late in life at Bodhinyana, which is a very precious and rare gift. His lifelong search for absolute truth started a long time ago in Europe in his teens, but sadly led to lots of cul-de-sacs and dead ends. He is in his mid-60s and believes he only found the real teachings when he touched Theravada Buddhism 10 years ago. Living and studying at Bodhinyana Monastery enabled him to finally find the real teachings. Good people with Metta sustained and nurtured him through the difficult years. His father, as an expression of Metta, often comes to mind and also his children who are young adults now. Isn’t family some of our best teachers too, even when events don’t go too well?

He was fortunate to run into an ex-monk from the Thai Forest tradition in 2009,in Sydney, who had been one of Ajahn Chah’s carers. Soon afterwards he discovered that all the teachings of the Buddha are very honest and thorough, and passed all experiential investigation. There are no loopholes in the Suttas and the Eightfold Path does gradually reduce suffering.

He tried to blend Buddhist practice into a number of senior roles that he had in the Finance and Charity sectors in Sydney but soon realised that colleagues will only practice if they want to! He finds it a blessing to have Ajahn Brahmavamso as his preceptor and access to other marvellous teachers like Ajahn Brahmali, Bhante Sujato and Bhikkhu Bodhi. Such riches! His name, Mettaji comes from a monk in the time of the Buddha and translates as ” Victory through loving kindness.” That is the aspiration he wants to fulfil in his practice and in meeting anyone, anywhere .

Hybrid event: Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session with the speaker, with the discussions facilitated by Tina Ng in person at the Metta Centre (Bankstown). You are welcome to join the session in person at the Metta Centre or online by clicking on this link to access the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83506489824?pwd=cmpNQ1ljSmFVYURLWVN1dWllYUN1dz09 Alternatively, you can dial in from your telephone (call charges apply): +61 2 8015 6011 | Meeting ID: 835 0648 9824| Passcode: 718905

Reserve your spot here!

 

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location

Metta Centre, Western Sydney

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

Organizer

Metta Centrecontact@mettacentre.com or phone 02 9708 6200

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