Monday, June 13, 2016

Mettā In Action

We are a group of people dedicated to helping the poor and needy in Burma
Our activities started in 2007, when the economic situation deteriorated, creating unbearable hardships for many people throughout the country. After Cyclone Nargis swept over the southern part of Burma in May 2008, we stepped up our efforts by providing food, clothing, shelter, and medical care to those in need.
While we are open to offering wherever there is an obvious need, we have a number of projects where we provide ongoing support to many Burmese nuns, monks, and lay people. We are able to extend this much needed support thanks to the generous donations from people all around the world.
To see updates about our activities, please visit our website at:
If you wish to contact us, please use these email addresses: (for English speakers) (for German and English speakers)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ariya Baumann (Metta Chants)

Metta Chants

The longer I use metta chants as part of my practice the more I see and experience the invaluable benefit of these chants: they open and gladden the heart, they sooth and calm an agitated mind, they energize an inert and dull mind, they weaken aversion and ill will, they are a source of inspiration, and they make the mind easily concentrated.

Metta chants can also be used in daily life to keep the mind in a benevolent, kind, loving, and positive state.

Ariya Baumann, Talks & Chants BMIMC 2016

Ariya Baumann, Talks & Chants BMIMC 2016

These talks were given during the one-month retreat at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre near Sydney, Australia, in May 2016.
During the first week the yogis practised metta meditation only, during the remaining three weeks they practised vipassana meditation with a daily session of metta meditation.

Throughout the retreat metta chants were part of the daily practice as a supportive element for the development of a benevolent and kind attitude towards others and oneself as well as for the development of liberating wisdom.

1) Catching the Spirit of Metta (BMIMC 2016)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3rd Annual Metta Retreat 2017

In this special two week retreat, foreign meditators will have the unique opportunity to learn how to practice mettā meditation under the guidance of Sayadaw U Indaka, who is renowned in Burma for his skill in teaching this practice.
He will be joined by Venerable Virañani and Ariya Baumann, who will offer in-depth instructions and teachings for this practice. This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.
The retreat will take place in Sayadaw U Indaka’s new meditation centre near Pyin Oo Lwin, in Upper Burma. It is situated in a quiet, rural area away from the bustling towns of Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin (former Maymyo).