Shaila Catherine is the founder of Bodhi Courses, an online Dhamma classroom (bodhicourses.org), and Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley in California (imsb.org). She has been practicing meditation since 1980, accumulating more than eight years of silent retreat experience, and has taught internationally since 1996. Shaila studied with masters in India, Thailand, and Nepal, and also with the founders of western meditation centers. She completed a one-year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on concentration and jhāna, and authored "Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity." Since 2006 Shaila has been practicing under the direction of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw. She authored "Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhāna and Vipassanā" to help make this traditional approach to samadhi and vipassana accessible to western practitioners.
|Concentration, Jhana, and Breath||Heartwood Refuge (NC)||Shaila Catherine||Oct 4, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019 (9 nights)|
|Concentration, Jhana, and Breath||Saratoga Springs Retreat Center (CA)||Shaila Catherine||May 6, 2019 to May 16, 2019 (10 nights)|
|Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts||The Franciscan Center (FL)||Shaila Catherine||Feb 22, 2019 to Mar 1, 2019 (7 nights)|
|Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts||FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre (AB)||Shaila Catherine||Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 23, 2019 (6 nights)|
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