Public Talks


Dennis Sheppard leads an extended guided meditation and speaks on the topic of "Stillness"

Dennis Sheppard, former president of BSWA, shares his experience of stillness. He also shares the teaching of several teachers including, Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho and the Buddha. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon: 

Knowing & Consciousness

Dennis Sheppard leads an extended guided meditation and speaks on the topic of 'knowing and consciousness'.

This talk includes a meditation session at the beginning that explores consciousness. The talk refers back to the experiential session however if you want to go directly to the talk it starts 42 minutes into the film.

Understanding and Working with Consciousness 

Dennis Sheppard gave this Friday night talk at the Buddhist Society of WA (BSWA) on 25 Sep 2015. The talk is about using meditation to understand and work with Consciousness. The talk can be seen as a continuation of the presentation Dennis gave at the 9th Global Buddhist Conference in Perth WA at the beginning of August 2015. His talk at the conference was in the session looking at Past Lives, Scepticism and Psychic Phenomena. Dennis is a Past President and Senior member of the BSWA. He is a practicing Hypnotherapist specialising in Past Lives.


Session 7 --- 9th Global Buddhist Conference --- Perth August 2017

Past Lives, Hypnosis and Psychic Phenomena

Dhammaruwan (See synopsis), Dennis Sheppard (See synopsis), Prof Bernard Carr (See synopsis).

Explore issues (and skepticism) about past lives and psychic phenomena. All the speakers have their special experiences, Dhammaruwan through his childhood chanting of suttas, Dennis Sheppard through his regression sessions in his hypnosis practice and Professor Bernard Carr as a physicist with an interest in psychic phenomena. This session will be moderated by Ajahn Brahm.


An introductory talk on Buddhism & Meditation for a group of 60 Year Eleven Students at the Buddhist Society of WA (B.S.W.A.)


"Hypnosis and Past Lives" workshop at the Buddhist Society of WA on Sunday 26th April 2015


A talk at the Buddhist Society of WA on 11/7/2014 by Dennis Sheppard.


(Meditation at begining --- Talk 31 minutes in.)

A talk at the Buddhist Society of WA on 29/7/2011    Meditation and DOUBT

A talk at the Buddhist Society of WA on 30/7/1999     What is the Mind

A talk at the Buddhist Society of WA on 23/9/1994     The Middle Way


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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