Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Maturing Mindfulness (part 1) - Meditation | Dennis & Louisa | 31 March 2021

Maturing Mindfulness (part 1) - Meditation | Dennis & Louisa | 31 March 2021

April 3, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis and Louisa on the 31st March 2021. These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic of this guided meditation is maturing mindfulness. We apologise for the soft audio during the mediation. Please wear headphones. 

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Buddhist Care Group: https://bswa.org/care-group/

More Care Group Teachings can be found here.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

The Four Brahma Viharas - Meditation | Dennis & Louisa | 24 March 2021

The Four Brahma Viharas - Meditation | Dennis & Louisa | 24 March 2021

March 26, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis Sheppard (President of the Buddhist Society of WA) and Louisa on the 24th March 2021. These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic of this guided meditation is The Four Brahma Viharas.

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here.

Buddhist Care Group: https://bswa.org/care-group/

More Care Group Teachings found here.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Understanding Consciousness - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 17 March 2021

Understanding Consciousness - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 17 March 2021

March 19, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis Sheppard on the 17th March 2021. These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic of this guided meditation is understanding consciousness. 

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Buddhist Care Group: https://bswa.org/care-group/

More Care Group Teachings can be found here.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Working with the Paramitas - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 10 March 2021

Working with the Paramitas - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 10 March 2021

March 12, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis and Louisa. These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic of this guided meditation is "Working with the Paramitas."

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Knowing “Dependent Origination” from stillness - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 3 March 2021

Knowing “Dependent Origination” from stillness - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 3 March 2021

March 5, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis and Louisa. These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic of this guided meditation is Knowing “Dependent Origination” from stillness.

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Buddha’s Reflection on the 32 Body Parts - Meditation | Dennis & Louisa | 24 February 2021

Buddha’s Reflection on the 32 Body Parts - Meditation | Dennis & Louisa | 24 February 2021

February 26, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis and Louisa. These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic for this guided meditation is Buddha's Reflection on the 32 Body Parts

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Planting Metta into the Still Conscious Field - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 17 February 2021

Planting Metta into the Still Conscious Field - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 17 February 2021

February 19, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis Sheppard (President of the Buddhist Society of WA). These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic of this guided meditation is: Planting Metta into the Still Conscious Field

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Buddhist Care Group: https://bswa.org/care-group/

More Care Group Teachings can be found here.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Observing the Five Aggregates - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 10 February 2021

Observing the Five Aggregates - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 10 February 2021

February 12, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis Sheppard (President of the Buddhist Society of WA). These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic for this guided meditation is: Observing the Five Aggregates inside Beginnings and Ends

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Buddhist Care Group: https://bswa.org/care-group/

More Care Group Teachings can be found here.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Anxiety and Fear | Dennis Sheppard | 28 March 2020

Anxiety and Fear | Dennis Sheppard | 28 March 2020

January 29, 2021

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.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Grounding to Earth. Connecting to Universe. Five Hindrances - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 27 January 2021

Grounding to Earth. Connecting to Universe. Five Hindrances - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 27 January 2021

January 29, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Dennis Sheppard (President of the Buddhist Society of WA). These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class.

The topic for this guided meditation is: Grounding to Earth. Connecting to Universe. Noticing the Five Hindrances.

Our Care Group members can be reached at +61 (08) 6270 4671 during the operating hours listed on here. 

Buddhist Care Group: https://bswa.org/care-group/

More Care Group Teachings found here.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Introduction to Care Group - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 20 January 2021

Introduction to Care Group - Meditation | Dennis Sheppard | 20 January 2021

January 21, 2021

Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka City Centre with Dennis Sheppard (President of the Buddhist Society of WA), on the 20th January 2021. The focus of the class is on listening to oneself, with an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class. This ongoing guided meditation class is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

The topic for this guided meditation is: Introduction to Care Group, listening to others & listening to yourself and finding the Still Consciousness Datum.

Buddhist Care Group: https://bswa.org/care-group/

Buddhist Care Line: https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

Buddhist Care Line Recordings: https://bswa.org/care-group-videos/

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (4/4 - Eightfold Path) | Geetha Mendis | 09-10-2020

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (4/4 - Eightfold Path) | Geetha Mendis | 09-10-2020

October 10, 2020

Introduction to Buddhism Q&A Series for New Buddhists, kindly conducted by lay Buddhist Geetha Mendis.

Session 1: The Three Refuges (05-09-2020)

Session 2: The Five Precepts (12-09-2020) - apologies no sound was recorded, so not published.

Session 3: The Four Noble Truths (19-09-2020). (Slides on website).

Session 4: The Noble Eightfold Path (26-09-2020), audio failed, so it was recorded again on 09-10-2020. 

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

Find the whole series, including notes here: https://bswa.org/teaching/introduction-buddhism-qa-series-new-buddhists-1-4/

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (3/4 - Four Noble Truths) | Geetha Mendis | 19-09-2020

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (3/4 - Four Noble Truths) | Geetha Mendis | 19-09-2020

September 26, 2020

Introduction to Buddhism Q&A Series for New Buddhists, kindly conducted by lay Buddhist Geetha Mendis.

Session 1: The Three Refuges (05-09-2020)

Session 2: The Five Precepts (12-09-2020) - apologies no sound was recorded, so not published.

Session 3: The Four Noble Truths (19-09-2020). (Slides on website).

Session 4: The Noble Eightfold Path (26-09-2020)

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

Find the whole series, including notes here: https://bswa.org/teaching/introduction-buddhism-qa-series-new-buddhists-1-4/

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

 

Sol Hanna | Supporting Each Other | The Armadale Meditation Group

Sol Hanna | Supporting Each Other | The Armadale Meditation Group

September 21, 2020

Sol Hanna speaks to us tonight on "Supporting Each Other" especially in these troubled times. Sol is quite involved in the running of the BSWA and has been for quite a while. He was also a monk for several years at Bodhinyana. (Give on the 8th September 2020). 

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.  Visit the BSWA Stocker Road Project. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (1/4 - Three Refuges) | Geetha Mendis | 05-09-2020

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (1/4 - Three Refuges) | Geetha Mendis | 05-09-2020

September 9, 2020

Introduction to Buddhism Q&A Series for New Buddhists, kindly conducted by lay Buddhist Geetha Mendis.

Session 1: The Three Refuges (05-09-2020)
Session 2: The Five Precepts (12-09-2020)
Session 3: The Four Noble Truths (19-09-2020)
Session 4: The Noble Eightfold Path (26-09-2020)

Find the whole series, including notes here: https://bswa.org/teaching/introduction-buddhism-qa-series-new-buddhists-1-4/

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

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 focused, 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

Anxiety and Fear | Dennis Sheppard | 28 March 2020

Anxiety and Fear | 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

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