What we're about

Metta Centre is a non-profit organisation, pursuing charitable purposes that advance social welfare and peace within individuals, families, the community, and in the world. We are guided by the principles of Buddhism to do what is good, to avoid what is evil and to purify the mind. We are interested in holistic change for a better inner and outer world. We welcome you to be a part of this change.

The Metta Centre has three non-exclusive areas of service:

THE METTA WELLBEING CENTRE

Hosts classes and courses that promote physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. We welcome monastics and teachers who wish to share the Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation to use our Dharma hall.

THE METTA BUSINESS HUB

Provides a supportive environment for profesionals and business owners to work together for their ethical businesses or other social projects. For a reasonable rate, Metta Centre offers facilities in a modern setup and resources to practise the Noble Eightfold Path and to advance your business.

THE METTA COMMUNITY

Is made up of individuals like you who want to connect with other people, who want to do things that matter, and who want to offer whatever skills they may have for social projects to better the lives of people, animals, the environment and Buddhist communities.

Upcoming events (4+)

The Word of the Buddha: A Systematic Introduction to the Buddhist Path

The Word of the Buddha: A Systematic Introduction to the Buddhist Path
Speaker: Ayya Suvira
Hosted by the Metta Centre
Twelve Wednesdays, 6/10/2021- 22/12/2021| 7pm-8:30pm AU ES
Via Zoom (link below)
Cost: Free

Are you looking to explore the full scope of the Buddha’s teachings, in plain English, from the very beginning right to awakening? Whether you are new to Buddhism, curious, or looking to build on your existing knowledge, this is the class for you (there is no assumed knowledge and all are welcome).

Ayya Suvira will be teaching the classic text compiled by Venerable Nyanatiloka and edited by Ajahn Brahm, the “Word of the Buddha” which provides a staged summary of the Buddha Dhamma. This text works around a structure of the four noble truths to give us a rare and valuable chance to explore the complete map of the Buddha’s path of practice. You can download a copy of the text for free here: [link]

About the Speaker:

Ayya Suvira is Buddhist nun (bhikkhunī) in the Theravāda tradition and a student of Bhante Sujato. She received the going-forth ordination as a sāmaṇerī in 2016, and higher ordination as a bhikkhunī at Dhammasara Nuns’ Monastery in 2019 with Ayyā Santinī of Indonesia as preceptor and Ajahn Brahm as instructing teacher. At present, she works on Sutta Central related projects dealing with sutta parallels in Sanskrit.

Zoom Login details: If you would like to join our session online, just click 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): [masked] | Meeting ID:[masked]| Passcode:[masked]

Coming Home to Ourselves

Online event

Coming Home to Ourselves

Metta Centre collaboration with the Association of Engaged Buddhists

Presenter: David O’Rose & Tina Ng

Thursdays 21 & 28 Oct, 4 Nov |[masked]pm

Via Zoom

Cost: By Donation

When we think of home, we think of where we belong, where we come from, where we feel safe and nurtured. Most of us have been searching in the wrong place. Our search has led us to disappointments and a sense of futility. In this course, be open to the possibility that you may experience a deeper connection to yourself and others as well as feeling a profound sense of being at home in the world. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussions, questions, sharing and healing.

We will explore the following topics:

Session 1: Who am I? Coming home to ourselves through self inquiry.

Session 2. Who are you? Coming home to ourselves through relationships.

Session 3. What is this? Coming home to ourselves through adversity. Letting go to discover what we are not.

About the Presenters:

David O’Rose is an experienced leader of meditation groups, both in Sydney and Hong Kong. His approach is utterly simple, where the living experience of a meditative approach to everyday life is the aim of practice.

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, property, wills & estates, civil litigation and guardianship matters. She is an accredited mediator at Metta Resolution, which provides mediation, training and coaching to resolve conflict in the community and within families.

Zoom Login details: If you would like to join our session online, just click on this link to access the session (NB this is a unique link not our usual Metta Centre link): https://zoom.us/j/98510500274.#success | Zoom Meeting ID :[masked] | Passcode:[masked]

The Word of the Buddha: A Systematic Introduction to the Buddhist Path

The Word of the Buddha: A Systematic Introduction to the Buddhist Path
Speaker: Ayya Suvira
Hosted by the Metta Centre
Twelve Wednesdays, 6/10/2021- 22/12/2021| 7pm-8:30pm AU ES
Via Zoom (link below)
Cost: Free

Are you looking to explore the full scope of the Buddha’s teachings, in plain English, from the very beginning right to awakening? Whether you are new to Buddhism, curious, or looking to build on your existing knowledge, this is the class for you (there is no assumed knowledge and all are welcome).

Ayya Suvira will be teaching the classic text compiled by Venerable Nyanatiloka and edited by Ajahn Brahm, the “Word of the Buddha” which provides a staged summary of the Buddha Dhamma. This text works around a structure of the four noble truths to give us a rare and valuable chance to explore the complete map of the Buddha’s path of practice. You can download a copy of the text for free here: [link]

About the Speaker:

Ayya Suvira is Buddhist nun (bhikkhunī) in the Theravāda tradition and a student of Bhante Sujato. She received the going-forth ordination as a sāmaṇerī in 2016, and higher ordination as a bhikkhunī at Dhammasara Nuns’ Monastery in 2019 with Ayyā Santinī of Indonesia as preceptor and Ajahn Brahm as instructing teacher. At present, she works on Sutta Central related projects dealing with sutta parallels in Sanskrit.

Zoom Login details: If you would like to join our session online, just click 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): [masked] | Meeting ID:[masked]| Passcode:[masked]

Coming Home to Ourselves

Online event

Coming Home to Ourselves

Metta Centre collaboration with the Association of Engaged Buddhists

Presenter: David O’Rose & Tina Ng

Thursdays 21 & 28 Oct, 4 Nov |[masked]pm

Via Zoom

Cost: By Donation

When we think of home, we think of where we belong, where we come from, where we feel safe and nurtured. Most of us have been searching in the wrong place. Our search has led us to disappointments and a sense of futility. In this course, be open to the possibility that you may experience a deeper connection to yourself and others as well as feeling a profound sense of being at home in the world. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussions, questions, sharing and healing.

We will explore the following topics:

Session 1: Who am I? Coming home to ourselves through self inquiry.

Session 2. Who are you? Coming home to ourselves through relationships.

Session 3. What is this? Coming home to ourselves through adversity. Letting go to discover what we are not.

About the Presenters:

David O’Rose is an experienced leader of meditation groups, both in Sydney and Hong Kong. His approach is utterly simple, where the living experience of a meditative approach to everyday life is the aim of practice.

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, property, wills & estates, civil litigation and guardianship matters. She is an accredited mediator at Metta Resolution, which provides mediation, training and coaching to resolve conflict in the community and within families.

Zoom Login details: If you would like to join our session online, just click on this link to access the session (NB this is a unique link not our usual Metta Centre link): https://zoom.us/j/98510500274.#success | Zoom Meeting ID :[masked] | Passcode:[masked]

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