IMS Teacher

Shaila Catherine

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Commitment to Enlightenment

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IMS Teacher

Shaila Catherine

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Commitment to Enlightenment

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Shaila Catherine is the founder of Bodhi Courses, an online Dhamma classroom, and Insight Meditation South Bay, a center for mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom in Silicon Valley, California.

Shaila began meditating in 1980, and has accumulated more than nine years of silent retreat experience. She has practiced with Western and Asian teachers, and devoted several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal, and Thailand. Shaila completed a one-year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on concentration and jhana using the breath as the primary object, and has dedicated seven retreat months to developing Brahma Viharas. From 2006-2014 Shaila trained in both samadhi and vipassana under the direction of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw of Myanmar.

Shaila began teaching in 1996 at the invitation of Christopher Titmuss. She leads retreats worldwide, and offers online courses. Her teachings reflect her love of the Discourses of the Buddha, deep commitment to retreat practice, confidence in the liberating goal, appreciation of meditative techniques, and a pervasive curiosity about the functioning of mind.

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Outside Events

Bodhi Courses

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Insight Meditation South Bay

Upper Lake, California
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Insight Meditation South Bay

North Carolina
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Bodhi Courses

Online

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Insight Meditation South Bay

Upper Lake, California

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For more retreats with Shaila, see her schedule at Insight Meditation South Bay.

Featured Books

Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm and Clarity
Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana

By understanding that the problem lies in the clinging, we learn to let go.

Shaila Catherine