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Shaila Catherine

Shaila Catherine

Shaila Catherine shailacatherine.com is the founder of Bodhi Courses, an online Dhamma classroom, and Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley. She began practicing meditation in 1980, spent more than nine years in silent retreat, taught meditation internationally since 1996, and authored three books on mindfulness, concentration, and insight.

Her first book, Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity introduces the deep concentration practices of jhāna. Her second book, Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhāna and Vipassanā makes the systematic practices taught by Pa-Auk Sayadaw accessible to western practitioners. Her third book, Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind teaches skills to overcome restless thinking, rumination, and obstructive habitual patterns.

Shaila’s teachings emphasize deep samadhi, jhāna, and the path of liberating insight.

Dharma Library

April 24, 2022
The Roots of Discouragement

The Roots of Discouragement

A Dharma Library Recording with Shaila Catherine
September 12, 2021
February 21, 2021
December 15, 2019
December 10, 2017
Appreciation and joy

Appreciation and joy

A Dharma Library Recording with Shaila Catherine
September 11, 2017
September 4, 2016
The power of intention.

The power of intention.

A Dharma Library Recording with Shaila Catherine
October 18, 2015
Overcoming obstacles.

Overcoming obstacles.

A Dharma Library Recording with Shaila Catherine
May 31, 2015

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