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Shaila Catherine

Shaila Catherine has been practicing meditation since 1980, with more than eight years of accumulated silent retreat experience. She has taught retreats since 1996 in the USA, and internationally. Shaila has dedicated several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal and Thailand, completed a one year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on concentration and jhana, and authored Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Shaila Catherine practiced under the guidance of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw for eight years, and authored Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana to help make this traditional approach to meditative training accessible to western practitioners. She is the founder of Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley ( where she leads sitting groups in Mountain View and Saratoga. She also founded Bodhi Courses, an online Buddhist Classroom where she offers two online courses each year on topics related to concentration and insight meditation (

Ignorance 2018-04-1636:02
Wise Reflection 2014-03-0343:29
Contentment with Voidness 2013-09-2939:15
Wisdom Wide and Deep
The Papanca of Planning 2011-11-1438:33
Patience 2009-08-2041:59
The Noble Eightfold Path 2008-12-1439:28
Happiness and the Focused Mind 2008-05-091:18:27
Impermanence and Beyond 2007-12-3038:08
Effort and Non-Effort 2007-09-2039:00
The Joy of Renunciation 2007-02-2249:14
Broadening Mindfulness (3 of 3) 2006-08-0344:47
Broadening Mindfulness (2 of 3) 2006-07-2740:16
Broadening Mindfulness (1 of 3) 2006-07-2040:37
Mindfulness of Experience as Function 2005-08-2551:54
Mindfulness of Mind 2005-08-1857:57
Mindfulness of Feelings 2005-08-1148:22
Mindfulness of Body 2005-08-0444:44
Equanimity: Our Greatest Friend 2005-07-1042:44
Vipassana Is Insight 2005-03-0639:55
A Single Excellent Night 2005-02-2846:05
Beyond the Familiar 2004-12-2739:35
Wisdom 2004-12-1632:49
Concentration 2004-12-0946:13
Practicing In Daily Life: Virtue 2004-12-0245:38
Guided Metta Meditation 2004-11-2334:05
Solitude 2003-09-2144:11
The Nature of Thought 2003-09-1147:40
Equanimity and Feeling 2003-09-0836:39
Landscape of Emotion 2003-09-0453:05
Embodied Awareness 2003-08-2855:10
Effort and Diligence 2002-12-2639:24
Desire for Enlightenment 2002-12-2252:58
Truth 2002-08-1854:45
Living Without Enemies 2002-04-2145:02
5 Pre-Conditions for Insight 2001-12-2743:32
Connection 2001-08-0638:06
Sloth and Restlessness 2001-07-0555:35


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