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Deepening Concentration

With Shaila Catherine

An At-home Online Retreat

Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close about 3 days prior to the retreat, so don’t wait to the last minute!

This at-home online retreat will encourage the deepening of concentration through a relaxed and skilled development of mindfulness with breathing. The teachings will explore the role of concentration on the liberating path. Shaila will guide meditations, and share techniques gleaned from her extensive experience with jhana practice. This program will illuminate the powerful role that right concentration plays on the path of awakening. 

Both new and experienced meditators are welcome. 

Please join us as we deepen our practice together through a program of live video conferences with Shaila Catherine. The online meetings will include guided meditations, Dharma talks, question and answer sessions, and small group discussions. 

More information, an expanded schedule, and a link to join the video conferences will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the retreat.

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE (Times are given in Pacific Time PDT)

Friday
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Opening Session – How Relaxation and Energy Support Concentration

Saturday
8:00 – 8:45 am – Morning Meditation – Focused Attention and Breath
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Morning Session – Removing Obstacles to Concentration
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Afternoon Session – Strengthening the Factors of Concentration

Sunday
8:00 – 8:45 am – Morning Meditation – Developing Meditative Stability and Ease
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Morning Session – Benefits of Concentration

Visit our Founding Teacher page for biography and photograph of the teacher, Shaila Catherine.

Questions?: For more information contact meditate

Co-sponsored by Bodhi-Retreats and Insight Meditation South Bay

Registration: Registration is required for this course. Registration fees are non-refundable. To register, select an option under the Tickets heading at the bottom of this page. 

Course Fee: The non-refundable registration fee is based on a sliding scale of $600 to $190. The lower end of the sliding scale is intended for those with limited financial means. If you pay at the mid to high range of the sliding scale, your generosity supports those with limited income to attend our programs, and also supports the teacher. Our teacher relies upon the generosity of students for her livelihood, so we encourage you to choose the highest level that is appropriate for your economic situation. Thank you for your generosity! The ticketing process will give you the option of paying by credit card, Pay Pal, or by mailing a check.

Teacher Dana: Donations to support the teacher are much appreciated. Opportunities to give are listed on our Donate page. The Base Rate and Scholarship Rate do not include Teacher Dana.

Scholarship Assistance: A scholarship rate of $105 is offered for those with very limited financial means. To request a scholarship, contact the registrar at meditate.

Tax Deductions: The basic registration fee (Base Rate of $190) and the scholarship rates do not include teacher dana and are not tax deductible. By selecting a ticket level above $190, you will be contributing to teacher dana and the amount above $190 will be considered a voluntary tax deductible contribution. In January of the following year, the treasurer will mail a letter acknowledging all donations made in the preceding year for your tax records.

Cancellation Policy: All fees and payments are non-refundable. If it becomes necessary to cancel participation in a course, and the registrar is notified prior to the start of the first meeting, your registration fee will be converted into a voucher creditable towards the fee for either a future IMSB or Bodhi-Retreats program. Vouchers must be used within one year of the initial course start date, and may be transferred to only one future course. Cancellations that occur after the start of the first meeting are not eligible for the voucher credit.

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