The Conscious Mind, The Sub Conscious and The Double Slit.
May 14, 2015 07:45AM WST

Quantum Mechanics is a wondrous study of reality. It poses conundrums that are hard to reconcile, like “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle”. There is a well-known thought experiment that illustrates this ... Read More

Ajahn Chah and the Question of Will
Feb 22, 2015 12:48PM WST

I would like to address a myth or a confusion that holds “will” as an ultimate energy for enlightenment. The idea that a fully realised person has full control over themselves and perhaps their environment! ... Read More

A Question of Will
Feb 22, 2015 12:21PM WST

People talk about the world being just “as it is”! “It is as it is” seems to be a wise statement of the obvious, but then, if we can see that it is not wise to have the world as it is, we do by and ... Read More

Quantum Mechanics --- An embarrassment?
Jan 3, 2015 08:38AM WST

I wrote this this blog in response to a question from a friend who asked me to comment on the following Video Clip “Quantum Mechanics” (An Embarrassment) I know Neils Bohr famously said that “if you think ... Read More

A Moral Code
Jan 2, 2015 10:48AM WST

This blog started as a letter written to comment on an item in Geraldine Doogue’s Saturday Extra program on the ABC’s Radio National. A link to the item is here:Quest for a Moral CompassOne of Geraldine’s ... Read More

SAPIENS --- a brief history of human kind.
Nov 28, 2014 09:16AM WST

Comments from a Buddhist Perspective. This 2014 book written by Yuval Noah Harari, a popular academic from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is a winner. His quirky approach brings various important streams of ... Read More

The Good and Bad of the Human Condition!
Oct 21, 2014 14:56PM WST

I was discussing the recent spate of beheadings, crucifixions and general atrocities currently going on in the Middle East. This stuff is being brought into my consciousness one way or another through various media feeds and ... Read More

Form, Space and Consciousness.
Oct 2, 2014 09:08AM WST

When I peer out into the night sky and wonder what it all means, I am struck not only by the mystery, but also by the beauty and magnificence of what I perceive. In these moments a literal truth or knowing is quite palpable ... Read More

Embedded Conditions in Consciousness
Jul 12, 2014 09:03AM WST

We take our lives to be so real. Our bodies our thoughts! Personal views and opinions can seem so right, but how did we get fixated with such certainty?  True, ideas can change, there is flexibility, we can empathise, ... Read More

Consciousness is Fungible
Jun 30, 2014 20:47PM WST

Fungible is a word I heard just recently. It was used by a commentator on the ABC in the context of explaining the perceived trickery that Governments employ when bringing in new taxes. Fungibility essentially means that ... Read More

Something to Die For!
Apr 14, 2014 08:48AM WST

My wife Heidi suggested that this may be a good title for a verse or poem that I had been playing around with. I had just finished writing a poem about Belief, Proselytising and Fighting for Truth, then “Knowing the ... Read More

Children and Past Lives.
Dec 9, 2013 20:12PM WST

Following on from my last blog that looked at “Belief in Past Lives”, I would like to follow up with what is a huge part of this subject, which for the most part flies totally under the radar. This is the subject ... Read More

Belief in Past Lives
Dec 6, 2013 14:01PM WST

Recently I have had some rather interesting results from the hypnosis sessions that I offer. I work mainly with past life issues and it is not unusual to have all sorts of events unfold. I believe that many of the narratives ... Read More

Meaning in Life
Sep 1, 2013 14:42PM WST

What does it mean to be alive? Where do I find truth? What is enlightenment?These are three very good questions for anyone to contemplate. I would like to explore them from a Buddhist perspective.  So to start we need ... Read More

Energy & Energetic Medicine
Aug 25, 2013 14:39PM WST

I have wanted to write something about the way energy moves and changes depending on the various conditions that affect it. I would also like to examine the effect of this same energetic movement on the layers of energy as ... Read More


12 May 2017 : “Why is Stillness Healing so Powerful?”

This is Part 2 of the previous blog “Consciousness is Us”The one who delights in mindfulness (and) who regards unmindfulness with fear is not liable to regression. He is in the presence of Nirvana. --- Dhammapada verse 32.As the verses from ...

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11 May 2017 : “Consciousness is Us”

I started this blog in an effort to explain why I believe the “Stillness Healing” I offer in my Hypnotherapy practice is just so powerful as a healing modality.Click here to go to Dennis Sheppard Hypnosis:But then I realised I did need to ...

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30 Apr 2017 : Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a topical conversation at present with many Governments looking to find acceptable ways of legalising a person’s right to create their own death. This is seen in the context of their life becoming too cruel or painful to keep going, ...

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05 Jun 2017 : New Poem "Perceptions & the Switch"

This new poem has been gestating for some time, and following a recent discussion with our Monday night Meditation group at the Cambodian Buddhist Society, (CBSWA) the time had come for it to be written.I think this poem is an important poem for ...

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09 Oct 2016 : New Poetry with a theme

There is a new poem called Fearing the Moment which is now listed in the cascade above. It is poem highlighting the depth into truth that our minds can see along with the joy of practice, but is also pointing to the subtle fear ...

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06 May 2015 : Hypnosis and Past Life Workshop

"Hypnosis and Past Life Workshop" added under "Public Talks" drop down.

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10 Apr 2014 : You Tube Poetry

I have added a new section to the cascade area to highlight some of my poetry that I have read and performed on You Tube. Doing this has enabled me to speak directly about the poems context. The first two poems are new. I hope you like them.

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04 Dec 2013 : 2 New Poems. Death the theme.

Two poems added.Death and the Brightening MindMeditation on Death

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29 Nov 2013 : 3 NEW POEMS Stillness the theme

Three new poems addedThe Subtlest EnergyThe Right Side of StillnessThe Burden of Stillness

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