april, 2024

wed24apr7:00 PM8:30 PMMeditation & Talk by Markus Meier - Meditation and Charity Work7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Western Sydney University, Bankstown City campus, Inner West Event Organized By: Metta Centre Event Type :Courses/Teachings on BuddhismEvent Region:Online,Western Sydney

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Event Details

Speaker: Markus Meier (Joining online from Thailand)
Wed 24 Apr | 7-8.30pm AEST
Location: In person at Western Sydney University (74 Rickard Rd, Bankstown City Campus), Room 1.4.34 on level 4 or Online (Zoom link below)
Cost: Free
Markus will give a talk on the topic of meditation and charity work. A part of the talk will be about different meditation methods (see speaker info for retreats as an example of the teachings). The other part will be about charity work and how a lifestyle of giving and sharing improves our mind. This is spoken about in the school video below.

About the speaker: Markus Meier started Vipassana meditation in 2005. Shortly afterward, he set up a small meditation center in Heidelberg, where he taught for five years. During this time, he also trained as a naturopath and graduated with a specialization in bodywork and detox purification methods. In 2011 he went to Asia to learn various healing techniques (Ayurvedic medicine, Thai yoga massage etc.). In 2012 he ordained as a Buddhist monk at Pa Auk Monastery, Myanmar, where he spent 2 years. Since 2014 he has been commuting between Asia and Europe to deepen his own practice and pass on the Dhamma. In 2015 he began teaching meditation retreats in Germany, Thailand and Myanmar.
Since 2015 Markus has been working in aid projects in Myanmar to support orphans in monastic education schools. In 2016, he founded the charity Mudita Foundation, which aims to promote education, health, and ecology for underprivileged children in Myanmar. From 2018 to 2021, Markus built a large boarding school within a Buddhist monastery (Monastic education school) that housed 250 unprivileged children and 50 staff members. The self-sufficient project was set up as an eco-village with sustainable eco-houses, farms, workshops and a small meditation center. Since 2022, Markus has been running a school for refugee children on the Thai-Myanmar border town Mae Sot. He is teaching meditation in his school community and offers courses in Buddhist psychology. A video of the Mudita School can be seen at https://youtu.be/yBBPAnLsVaQ?si=rPJBchQxuUPJDX2e

 

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Time

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

Location

Western Sydney University, Bankstown City campus, Inner West

Organizer

Metta Centrecontact@mettacentre.com or phone 02 9708 6200

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