Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

This is a 4 part workshop that presents an "Introdution to Buddhist Meditation". It is presented by Dennis Sheppard on behalf of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia (BSWA). The course was filmed over 4 weeks in September 2014 at the Buddhist Centre in Perth WA.

Week 1: The basics of posture and practice.

Learning the dual nature of "Ana Pana Sati"

Click here to view handout for week 1 

 

Week 2: The five hindrances.

Becoming aware and overcoming the hindrances of meditation

Click here to view handout for week 2 

Click here for 10 Perfections for week 2

 

Week 3: Mindfulness

This workshop looks at meditation in the activity of daily life with emphasis on Mindfulness.

Click here to view handout for week 3 

 

Week 4: Emotions Wisdom & Loving Kindness

In this last class we look at the Wisdom that arises in Meditation. We also look at emotions and we learn and practice with Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation.

Click here to view handout for week 4 

 

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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

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10 Apr 2014 : You Tube Poetry

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

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