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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

Kinesiology "A night with Dr. Krebs"
Jun 10, 2013 14:09PM WST

17th May 2013 Last night I went with my wife Heidi to see one of her Superstars. He is a man called Dr. Charles Krebs. He is a significant man in the world of Kinesiology because he healed himself from quadriplegia after a ... Read More

Three Short New Poems
Apr 8, 2013 14:27PM WST

I would like to share 3 new poems with you. These poems are only 4 stanza's long, so are different to my usual longer didactic poems. The three poems are on: PURITY, KINDNESS, and the SINGING MIND. I have also added ... Read More

Creative Language (A means to an end)
Dec 29, 2012 10:42AM WST

Creative Language, I have been thinking recently about language and how important it is to our comprehension and creation of the world as we know it. It is not something that is normally explored because it happens ... Read More

Understanding the Universe Within "A Poem by Dennis Sheppard"
Dec 23, 2012 15:02PM WST

 The Great Divide Understanding the Universe Within. ---- By Dennis Sheppard   The present moment, rich in truth, Where past and future collide, The Universe inside, so compelling and real, Can we know this ... Read More

What does it mean to be human?
Dec 8, 2012 15:24PM WST

What does it mean to be to be a human being? In many ways there is arrogance in one person trying to answer this question because it is tied up with fundamental questions like --- "why and how are we born?" We are all ... Read More

LATEST NEWS/BLOGS

24 Mar 2018 : The Hero's Journey

(With acknowledgements to Joseph Campbell)There is a paradox that sits right at the gateway to enlightenment. It is a paradox that must be resolved by any and every person if they are ever to understand and experience the unification that enlightenment ...

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23 Jan 2018 : The Paradox and Subtlety of Life & Reality

 The Buddhist path is a very subtle one. Small wonder that this elusive and Absolute Truth that the Buddha realised and experienced was causing him to despair when he thought about how to teach it.  The balance for him came through the ...

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06 Dec 2017 : Awakening to Stillness -- A poem!

This poem comes at the end of the series of blogs I have written since "Hypnosis, Buddhist Meditation and Reality" which was uploaded on 25th August 2017. I feel it succinctly covers both the intellectual and emotional experience of existence ...

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24 Mar 2018 : A New Poem --- Letting Go of Life

I have just finished writing a blog that hits the spot for me. It is called "The Hero's Journey". (See my blog spot above.) This poem was written concurrently and addresses my fears and grief in letting go of life.(Click Here)

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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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