thu28sep7:00 PM9:00 PMMetta Convention Week: Between Everything and Nothing- Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Western Sydney University, Bankstown City campus, Inner West Event Organized By: Metta Centre Event Type :Community (e.g. Humanitarian, Ecological, Social),Courses/Teachings on BuddhismEvent Region:Online,Western Sydney
Presenters: Ven Dr Juewei (Joining online from Wollongong), Ayya Karunika (In person), Ven Bhikshuni Pema Deki (Emma Slade)(Joining online from the UK), Ven. Tashi Choedup (Joining online from India),
Presenters: Ven Dr Juewei (Joining online from Wollongong), Ayya Karunika (In person), Ven Bhikshuni Pema Deki (Emma Slade)(Joining online from the UK), Ven. Tashi Choedup (Joining online from India), and Dr. Pema Düddul (Joining online from QLD)
Location: In person at Western Sydney University, Bankstown City Campus Room 1.4.34, level 4 Bankstown, NSW 2200, or Online (Zoom link below)
Join us for an engaging exploration of how compassion and wisdom are practiced in different Buddhist traditions.
Our evening will begin with a discussion and Q&A with esteemed bhikkhunis from diverse Buddhist traditions. Prepare yourself for a rich tapestry of wisdom, compassion and diverse perspectives as our presenters Ven Dr Juewei, Ayya Karunika, and Ven Bhikshuni Pema Deki (Emma Slade) discuss their profound insights and experiences, each shaped by their unique journeys in various Buddhist traditions.
Following the discussion session, Buddhist monastic and human-rights activist, Ven Tashi Choedup, will introduce the practice of Tonglen, also known as ‘sending and taking’. This is a profoundly healing practice that comes highly recommended by many great teachers across the traditions. Tonglen is a practice to generate Bodhicitta (an enlightened mind) and we will explore what this practice means in a world where self-preservation and avoidance of suffering are the norms of life.
To close the evening, Dr. Pema Düddul will introduce us to the AH practice, a highly effective method for bringing the teachings from the head to the heart. The AH practice is an ancient Buddhist meditation that is the condensed essence of all of the teachings of the Buddha. In the Mahayana tradition, the AH mantra is known as the condensed essence of the Prajnaparamita, or Mother of Wisdom, teachings. In the Tibetan tradition it is known as a direct method for connecting with Buddha Nature (Tathāgathagarbha), our pristine awareness. AH practice is a direct way to relax into the joy and ease of our natural state.
This special event is part of Metta Convention Week, a week-long program aimed at fostering metta, mindfulness, compassion and inner peace. Metta Convention week offers a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from renowned Buddhist teachers from around the world! Register here.
(Thursday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Western Sydney University, Bankstown City campus, Inner West
Metta Centrecontact@mettacentre.com or phone 02 9708 6200