Interview with Shaila on the Escaping Samsara Podcast

Shaila discusses deep topics including her early experiences in India with Poonjaji; the development of concentration, samadhi, and jhana; and the realization of awakening. Listen on the Escaping Samsara podcast.

2021-11-21T18:22:40-08:00November 19th, 2021|News|

Listen to Shaila’s interview on Wisdom Dharma Chats

Shaila Catherine was the guest at Wisdom Dharma Chats, produced by Wisdom Publications. She engaged in an exciting conversation with Daniel Aitken and covered themes related to sutta study, her new course on the similes, concentration and jhana practices, and the theme of her forthcoming book, Beyond Distraction: Practical Ways to Free the Mind. This [...]

2021-06-02T12:19:31-07:00March 13th, 2021|News|

How conduct bears fruit – a talk on the precept of not-killing.

Shaila Catherine gave a talk for Sangha Live on the theme of How Conduct Bears Fruit. It is an exploration of the first precept, to refrain from killing. She explores the fruits of karma and the consequences of action through a detailed consideration of why and how we practice ethical precepts. The focus for today's talk [...]

2021-02-24T11:44:25-08:00February 24th, 2021|News|

Joy of Seclusion

Wisdom Publications has shared an article on "The Joy of Seclusion." This piece is based on a chapter from Shaila Catherine's book, Focused and Fearless. Enjoy it here:

2021-02-24T11:38:19-08:00February 24th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

Strengthening Concentration – Shaila speaks at Dhamma Center

Shaila Catherine will be the guest teacher for an event over zoom organized by the Dhamma Center in the United Kingdom. Strengthening Concentration Saturday, May 6, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time  For information about how to join and the zoom link visit:

2021-02-23T12:47:31-08:00February 23rd, 2021|News|

Join an online course to Cultivate the Jhana Factors

Shaila Catherine will offer Cultivating the Jhana Factors. It is a brilliant online course that nurtures the profound qualities and mental skills that support deep concentration. Registration ends April 27, 2021. Register Now at: This is what one student said: “Studying with Shaila has demystified Jhana practice and made deep concentration available to me.”

2021-02-13T13:07:07-08:00February 13th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

New Zoom Link for Tuesdays Online!

We have a new Zoom link for out Tuesday Evenings Online. We will start using the new link on Tuesday June 2, 2020. Tuesday Evenings Online TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm While we are all sheltering-at-home, we have moved our regular Tuesday evening meeting online. The starting time has been changed so we can [...]

2020-05-28T13:14:03-07:00May 28th, 2020|News|

Tuesday meetings are now online!

Tuesday Evenings will be held online starting April 21, 2020. We will be starting an hour earlier than usual. NEW TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm While we are all sheltering-at-home, we have moved our regular Tuesday evening meeting online. The starting time has been changed so we can include people from other parts of [...]

2020-04-17T13:52:12-07:00April 17th, 2020|News|

2019 – Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal!

Heartfelt thanks to all who support the work of IMSB in so many ways, and especially to the 76 generous donors from near and far who helped us reach our fundraising goal of $35,000 for our 2019 year’s end appeal. Our final total was $35,009.30 which will cover almost half of our operations budget for [...]

2020-02-07T17:42:24-08:00February 7th, 2020|News|

What is the meaning of life?

Shaila Catherine was invited to join over a thousand spiritual leaders by contributing her answer to this perennial question: what is the meaning of life? Read her response at the Excellence Reporter, and see what other spiritual teachers say gives life meaning.

2019-12-27T11:33:00-08:00December 27th, 2019|News|

The Deep States of Samadhi – Shaila and Ajahn Brahm discuss the role of jhanas in contemporary practice

The 11th Global Buddhist Conference in Berkeley concluded with a profound discussion of samadhi and jhana practices. Ajahn Brahm and Shaila Catherine had a riveting dialog, skillfully moderated by Daniel Aitken from Wisdom Publications. The event was filmed and later posted for the public. To watch, click here:

2019-08-31T06:10:33-07:00July 1st, 2019|Jhanas, News|


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