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. https://escaping-samsara.com/shaila-catherine-on-jhanas-and-awakening/
Dan Harris of 10% Happier Podcast interviewed Shaila Catherine on cultivating concentration, jhana, and other topics regarding deep meditation. How to Focus https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/shaila-catherine-348
Listen to a discussion between Shaila Catherine and Upasaka Upali. https://teachingmeditation.buzzsprout.com/1660645/8411724-shaila-catherine-teaching-towards-full-liberation Recorded spring 2021.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: https://wisdomexperience.org/wisdom-article/joy-of-seclusion/
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: https://www.dhammacenter.uk/shaila
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: https://bodhicourses.org/cultivating-jhana-factors/ This is what one student said: “Studying with Shaila has demystified Jhana practice and made deep concentration available to me.”
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Shaila Catherine's dhamma talk on Mindfulness of Mind was chosen by Insight Timer as their Staff Pick for the day. We hope you also enjoy listening to it. https://insig.ht/gm_79272
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpPz22DMRS8
We have added a new interview to our page on Written Teachings, Articles, and Interviews. In the newest interview, titled Understanding Deep Meditative States, Shaila Catherine explores profound aspects of the development of samadhi, jhana, vipassana, and awakening.