Metta Convention 2016

Theme for Metta Convention 2018 - Opening of Hearts

The heart is a symbol of love and compassion. It is also the seat of our mind and consciousness – the very place that generates wisdom and understanding. Hence, the opening of hearts refers to the development of wisdom and compassion.

This Metta Convention aims at creating greater awareness of the potentials that lies within our hearts. The opening of hearts aims at building a spiritual network to bring about transformation of human consciousness, beginning with ourselves as individuals, family, groups and communities.

Such transformation is so important as we live at a time when changes are taking place at all levels, materially, and spiritually/ World peace, harmony, and stability can no longer be taken for granted.

We need to act as individuals, families, and communities. Together, we will make a difference.

We need these two qualities to cultivate a true sense of respect and tolerance that are very lacking in our contemporary education system.
-Bhante Mahinda

The meaning of Metta

‘Metta in Pali or Maitri in the Sanskrit language means loving-kindness or compassionate love.
In practice, it is the wish for all sentient beings to be well and happy.
Metta is a great healing force, promoting the development of virtues, such as compassion, patience,
tolerance, gratitude and above all, a forgiving heart.’
~ Bhante Mahinda