About the President
Welcome to the Presidents Corner.
Dennis Sheppard has served multiple terms as President of the Buddhist Society of WA (BSWA).
His involvement with BSWA has ranged from counseling, chaplaincy to teaching meditation.
He is an accredited marriage celebrant as well an accredited clinical hypnotist.
Dennis has been heavily involved with Samaritan Befrienders where he has served as a Director and worked as a volunteer counselor, attending to people with real and potential suicide risk. He was associated with Samaritan Befrienders for 22 years.
Dennis earns his living as a building designer in Perth Western Australia, designing and documenting all kinds residential and commercial buildings. He has completed many of the Buddhist Society’s projects Pro Bono.
As mentioned, Dennis is well known for his work in the field of Hypnotherapy where he specialises in working with “Past Lives” and “Stillness Healing”
Dennis’s other passions include astronomy and astrophysics:
” It has always been a fascination to see how closely it all
relates to the Buddha’s teachings and how well this
knowledge can help ground a person in the moment. The mind
and the universe are wonderful things to study, especially
with the systematic approach that is offered with Buddhist