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Meditation, Power, and Success

A Meditative Path for Accomplishing Your Goals

A Five-week series with Shaila Catherine

Ways to leverage your mental strengths.

Tuesdays, December 11, 2018 – January 22, 2019

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

This 5-week series will explore four qualities that the Buddha linked to success on the spiritual path. These qualities, called iddhipadas in Pali, strengthen our capacity to realize our aims, increase the skillfulness of our effort, intensify our concentration, and help us develop our mind through mindfulness and insight.

  • December 11 – The power to strive
  • December 18 – Concentration due to desire
  • January 8 – Concentration due to energy
  • January 15 – Concentration due to mind
  • January 22 – Concentration due to investigation

This series is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. Each evening includes silent or guided meditation, a break, and teachings.


Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers.

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation programs. On Tuesdays, we meet in Mountain View for our drop-in weekly program of meditation and teachings. On Thursdays, we meet in Saratoga for our Dhamma Classroom, which offer a series of structured courses with registration, and periodic drop-in practice events.

Our Tuesday evening program usually includes a sitting meditation and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured regularly. Thematic series are periodically presented, but whether or not a topic has been advertised in advance, Shaila or a guest teacher will lead the sitting and offer teachings. See also weekly sitting.

Newcomers are always welcome. To help newcomers get acquainted with mindfulness meditation and IMSB, a senior member or teacher offers a beginner’s orientation beginning at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB. We encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.