Every Saturday, from 13:00 to 15:00, we offer Abhidhamma courses (Analysis and structure of the Mind and Matter, based on the teachings of the Buddha), taught by the Reverend Greek monk Nyanadassana. Information about Abhidhamma in English http://bit.ly/31XGQQt
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The courses will take place at the Theravada Buddhist Centre at Agia Paraskevi, 5 Apostolou Pavlou St. Participation and admission are free of charge.
The courses are broadcast live via Zoom and Facebook
Online meditation courses by the Reverend monk Nyanadassana
Theravada Buddhist Centre, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
at 18:45 until 20:45, continues to offer online courses and meditation exercises via Zoom, based on the authentic techniques that the Buddha taught himself 2,500 years ago to his pupils.
Participation is free of charge; in order to register, please click on the link: https://bit.ly/2XeYuPJ
We recommend that you watch the below videos and take notes on a piece of paper or your phone in case you have any questions, which will be answered in person by Bhante Nyanadassana.
The courses are taught in Greek by the Revered Buddhist monk Nyanadassana (Ioannis Tselios), who is the first Greek Buddhist monk of the ancient Buddhist tradition Theravada. Bhante Nyanadassana lived as a monk in woodland monasteries in Sri Lanka and Myanmar for 38 years and knows the ancient Pali language at a teaching level. Pali is the authentic ancient Indian language of the Buddha’s teachings. All these years, he had the chance to be taught the Dharma by elder monks and scholars of the Theravada tradition.
Reverend Nyanadassana, before his ordination as a Buddhist monk in 1982 in Sri Lanka, travelled across Europe, Africa, India and Nepal and studied sociology in Germany. He has been teaching Dharma to monks and the people since 1992, in various Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. He belongs to the order of forest monks and is considered a prominent expert of the Buddhist teachings. He has written over ten books and numerous papers in English, German, Sinhalese and Greek, which are all languages he is fluent in. You can learn more on his biography here: http://bit.ly/2TIn225
The meditation techniques that are taught concern Calm Meditation, meditation on breathing and on friendliness, as well as Insight Meditation (on applying memory to the body, the feelings and the mind). Insight Meditation (Vipassanā) includes exercises on memory, mindfulness and awareness which are used to observe and comprehend the transient nature of all intellectual and physical phenomena that can cause unhappiness if they linger.