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 

 

LATEST NEWS/BLOGS

18 Jul 2018 : The Present Moment

Sanity, Reality & Peace lives here ---- where the past and the future unify.The Buddha confirmed that our Life and the Universe are mental constructs. He invited us to come and see! He had realised that our minds are deluded such we have become ...

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26 May 2018 : Consciousness & Compassion

Consciousness is somewhat tricky to understand in a direct way because we are using it constantly to interpret our situation. It is so deeply ingrained into our being that we cannot easily see it directly without a sustained practice to realise its ...

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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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NEW ADDITIONS & FEEDBACK

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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