Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Suicidal Ideation | Dennis Sheppard | 13 August 2020

Suicidal Ideation | Dennis Sheppard | 13 August 2020

August 26, 2020

Dennis Sheppard speaks about suicidal ideation and its root causes. If you are experiencing active crisis or thinking of attempting suicide, please call 000 or your local crisis line.

The Buddhist Care Line is a free, confidential telephone listening service staffed by lay Buddhist practitioners. The service offers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement. We invite you to visit the Buddhist Care Line's website for our hours of operation and phone number:

https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

An accompanying text to this video is provided here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pd0o22IghsMh20U3NabBSImMS5OcMvbB/view?usp=sharing

 

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Loneliness and Depression | Dennis Sheppard | 22 April 2020

Loneliness and Depression | Dennis Sheppard | 22 April 2020

August 9, 2020

Dennis Sheppard continues the introductory series on the BSWA Care Group's Buddhist Care Line, a confidential telephone listening service staffed by lay Buddhist practitioners. The service offers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement. We invite you to visit the Buddhist Care Line's website for our hours of operation and phone number: https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

 

The guided meditation and talk in this video looks at loneliness and depression, its causes, its effects on the mind, and finding peace. An accompanying text is provided here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d0GhZNlLYFnJgzazbDS8GBXNddDEb62C

Effective Listening | Dennis Sheppard | 16 April 2020

Effective Listening | Dennis Sheppard | 16 April 2020

August 9, 2020

Dennis Sheppard continues the introductory series on the BSWA Care Group's Buddhist Care Line, a confidential telephone listening service staffed by lay Buddhist practitioners. The service offers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement. We invite you to visit the Buddhist Care Line's website for our hours of operation and phone number: https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

 

In this video, Dennis goes into detail on the practice of effective listening. Listening is a skill that can be either intellectual and brain focussed, or heart based and emotional. They all come together in our humanity when we are present in the moment, listening from a place of still consciousness. An accompanying text is provided here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y8QQR6_V7hzA6gxoWeWYaW1dfMTZFiz1/view?usp=sharing

Grief and Loss | Dennis Sheppard | 8 April 2020

Grief and Loss | Dennis Sheppard | 8 April 2020

August 9, 2020

Dennis Sheppard continues the introductory series on the BSWA Care Group's Buddhist Care Line, a confidential telephone listening service staffed by lay Buddhist practitioners. The service offers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement. We invite you to visit the Buddhist Care Line's website for our hours of operation and phone number: https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

In this talk, Dennis talks about the practice of being our own listener, attending to ourselves, and listening lovingly whilst experiencing the difficulty of grief and loss. An accompanying text is provided here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wnp4vy65kYfF4A2zbOc5lqtBsDmuulnx/view?usp=sharing

Working with Emotional Noise | Dennis Sheppard | 31 March 2020

Working with Emotional Noise | Dennis Sheppard | 31 March 2020

August 9, 2020

Dennis Sheppard speaks about the BSWA Care Group's Buddhist Care Line, a confidential telephone listening service staffed by lay Buddhist practitioners. The service offers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement. We invite you to visit the Buddhist Care Line's website for our hours of operation and phone number: https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

 

After the introduction, Dennis continues the a series of guided meditations to help our audience and and supporters in being their own friendly listener within one's personal meditation practice. In this time of self-isolation, it is an offering that will help us to better understand this human condition and more importantly to understand the Buddha’s teachings. An accompanying text is provided here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kZnXdR_Q3p-4RsoGJftwE-va2tRYFBNe/view?usp=sharing

Introduction to the Buddhist Care Line | Dennis Sheppard | 28 March 2020

Introduction to the Buddhist Care Line | Dennis Sheppard | 28 March 2020

August 9, 2020

Dennis Sheppard introduces the BSWA Care Group's Buddhist Care Line, a confidential telephone listening service staffed by lay Buddhist practitioners. The service offers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement. We invite you to visit the Buddhist Care Line's website for our hours of operation and phone number: https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

 

Following the introduction, Dennis provides a talk and guided meditation on anxiety and fear, a topic which many are experiencing during COVID-19. An accompanying text is provided here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ctz5HzxGsk0TWhigiwTlj-Nx0AsaaOaM/view?usp=sharing

Dennis Sheppard | Stillness Of The Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group

Dennis Sheppard | Stillness Of The Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group

August 21, 2019

Week five of the Rains season and this week we had the President of the BSWA, Dennis Sheppard. Dennis focused our attention right from the start onto one of the many things meditators like/try/hope to achieve. A stillness of the mind. By letting go of the world around us, the past, the future and even the body we can slowly but surely achieve this state, arriving very much into the present moment.

Dennis guided us in a meditation with stillness of the mind as our goal. To begin we focused on our posture, feet resting flat on the floor, back straight, head upright, body comfortable and relaxed. The meditation is slightly longer than the usual 30 minutes, well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

After meditation Dennis continued his talk on the silence of the mind.

Dennis is a very experienced long time meditator and has a number of videos available on his web site specifically directed towards beginning Buddhist meditation.

 

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