Online Course – The Liberating Practice of Metta (Loving Kindness)

Online

Registration has opened for this online classroom experience with Shaila Catherine. Registration period: November 1, 2016 - January 10, 2017 Course period: January 15- March 19, 2017 Visit Bodhi Courses for details and registration: www.bodhicourses.org.

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 301 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for [...]

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 301 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for [...]

Course: Mindfulness in the Buddhist Tradition

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindfulness in the Buddhist Tradition: A short course on the four modes of mindfulness called Satipatthana A practical and direct path. Presented by Shaila Catherine and Richard Shankman A series of new classes on meditation and Buddhism will be offered by Insight Meditation South Bay starting January 19, 2017. The classroom structure offers many advantages for continuity [...]

$35 – $370

Register for Sutta Study 2017 Discussion Groups

Registration has opened for our 9-month sutta study group that starts in January 2017. We'll be studying the Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Registration opens September 1, 2016 Courses begin January 2017 Registration closes with the February 2017 meetings Discussion groups will take place at three locations and times. Monday evenings online Friday mornings in Palo Alto, CA [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 301 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 302 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 302 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Course: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice — A skill-building class This course is taught by Sharon Allen, Janetti Marotta, and Laura Lin. 6 Thursdays, February 23 - March 30, 2017 To live with mindful awareness in our world, we must become well grounded in a meditation practice. This course will focus on understanding, practicing, and developing mindful awareness, so [...]

$45 – $360

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 302 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 303 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 303 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for [...]

Register Now! The Art of Happiness: Loving Kindness Course in San Jose/Saratoga

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Registration has opened for a 6 week course on cultivating Loving Kindness/Metta Meditation with Shaila Catherine and guest teachers. Course starts April 20. Register now! Visit the Events Page for more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-loving-kindness-metta/2017-04-20/

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Course: The Art of Happiness; The Power of Loving Kindness (Metta)

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

NOTE: This course began April 20, but late registrations will still be accepted.    A practical course on developing the profound benevolence that heals the heart. Presented by Shaila Catherine and 3 guest teachers: Sharon Allen, Berget Jelane, and Laura Lin. April 20 — Metta for category of self — with Shaila Catherine April 27 — Metta for category [...]

$60 – $375

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 303 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 304 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 304 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for [...]

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 304 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 305 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 305 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Course: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, Chris Clifford, and Diana Clark June 8 — Shaila Catherine June 15 — Diana Clark June 22 — Chris Clifford June 29 — Shaila Catherine July 6 — Shaila Catherine July 13 — Sharon Allen Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Mental restlessness is an insidious [...]

$45 – $360

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 305 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Meditation Retreat in Santa Rosa, CA with Shaila Catherine and Ann Dillon

Angela Retreat Center 535 Angela Dr., Santa Rosa, CA

An Intensive Concentration and Insight Retreat THIS RETREAT HAS FILLED. REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.  In 2018 we will offer two retreats in California: April 5-15, and September 27 - October 4. Information will be posted soon to this website for advanced registration.  with Shaila Catherine and Ann Dillon June 15 - 25, 2017   Thursday, June 15, [...]

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Course: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, Chris Clifford, and Diana Clark June 8 — Shaila Catherine June 15 — Diana Clark June 22 — Chris Clifford June 29 — Shaila Catherine July 6 — Shaila Catherine July 13 — Sharon Allen Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Mental restlessness is an insidious [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 306 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 306 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 306 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Registration has opened for a Course on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Registration has opened for a 6 week course on The Buddha's Teachings on Wisdom. with Kim Allen and Diana Clark Register now! Course starts July 27. Visit the Events Page for more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-the-buddhas-teachings-on-wisdom-with-kim-allen-and-diana-clark/2017-07-27/

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Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

$45 – $360

Monthly Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 307 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 307 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain [...]

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 307 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Register for the Dhamma of Aging. A 6-week course led by Robert Cusick.

Registration has opened for a 6 week course on The Dhamma of Aging. with Robert Cusick Registration is required! Course starts September 14. Visit the Events Page for more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-dhamma-of-aging-with-robert-cusick/

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Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

$45 – $360

Online Course – Satipatthana: Mindfulness of the Body – Registration closes Oct 15 so register now!

Online

Satipatthana: Mindfulness of the Body An Online Course with Shaila Catherine Now through October 15: Registration period October 22 - December 17, 2017: Course includes 6 content modules in ten-day sections, plus welcome and wrap up modules. REGISTER NOW! Exciting Announcement: Bhikkhu Analayo will offer a special guest teacher appearance along with a question and answer [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 308 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

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Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 308 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Register for 10-week Thursday Class in Saratoga: Buddhism and Social Harmony

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Click here to jump to the registration page with the ticketing options. A ten-week sutta study discussion course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen In this course we will study Bhikkhu Bodhi's powerful collection of discourses from the Pali Canon that address issues relevant to our times: communication, anger, conflict resolution, friendship, social equity, and interpersonal [...]

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Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A 5-week sutta study discussion course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen In this course we will study Bhikkhu Bodhi’s powerful collection of discourses from the Pali Canon that address issues relevant to our times: communication, anger, conflict resolution, friendship, social equity, and interpersonal dynamics. This 5-week course offers a discussion format for sutta [...]

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 308 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Day of Meditation in Indianapolis with Shaila Catherine

Shaila Catherine will lead a day long event near Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday Nov 4, 2017, from 10am - 5pm. The theme is: "Relax, Let Go, Keep Trying!" Balanced and skillful effort is a vital meditative skill. This daylong program will cultivate relaxation, letting go, and persistence as we learn a how gentle diligent effort supports [...]

Sutta Study – Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online This is the final meeting for the 2016 course. Registration details for our 2017 sutta study course [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 309 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine THE READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS SESSION IS LISTED AS MONTH 309 IN YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya meets in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Menlo Park

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in December 2017 and concluding in October 2018. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment [...]

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De-Stress in December!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

De-Stress in December! A 5-week course on mindfulness meditation practices — to create peace in the holiday season and beyond. As the year comes to an end, night falls sooner, and the holidays approach, people sometimes feel increasingly stressed. Mindfulness practice helps us release the inner tensions that keep us entangled in unhealthy or unhappy [...]

Get Tickets $50 – $310
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Monthly Sutta Study – Anguttara Nikaya – Online

Online

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in December 2017 and concluding in October 2018. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – in Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in December 2017 and concluding in October 2018. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment [...]

Annual New Year’s Retreat in Texas with Shaila Catherine Dec 27 – Jan 1

Margaret Austin Retreat Center 6650 County Road 117, Chappell Hill, TX

December 27, 2017 - January 1, 2018 Retreat Theme: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, lustful thoughts, judging, memories, internal [...]

Monthly Sutta Study Group – in Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

Note: Today's Sutta Study Group has been cancelled due to illness. Numerical Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Anguttara Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in December 2017 and concluding in October 2018. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in [...]

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Mindfulness in the World – A practice-based course

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindfulness In The World A Practice-Based Course led by Sharon Allen, Jill Shepherd, Jennifer Dungan, and Bill Kostura. January 25 - March 1, 2018 Life in the world can be stressful – but you can do something about it. This six-week course will emphasize teachings and practices from Buddhism that can make the difference between [...]

$45 – $360
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Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

$45 – $360

Concentration and Insight Retreat in Northern, CA with Shaila Catherine and Ann Dillon

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center 10243 Saratoga Springs RoadUpper Lake,

Registration Has Closed. Important Note: This retreat was previously scheduled to take place at Angela Center in Santa Rosa, but will now take place at Saratoga Springs Retreat Center in Upper Lake, CA (near Ukiah). We are confident that this site will offer tranquil and conducive conditions for our program. Updated registration information for our [...]

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Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

$45 – $360

Online Course – Satipatthana: Mindfulness of Mind – Registration closes May 31. Register now!

Online

Satipatthana: Mindfulness of Mind An Online Course with Shaila Catherine Registration is open now through May 31. Course runs June 7 - August 15. REGISTER NOW! The course will include recorded lectures, reading assignments, sutta study, guided meditations, discussion forums, and optional audio conferences with Shaila Catherine. The core text will be Perspectives on Satipatthāna [...]

Retreat with Shaila in Germany

Retreats with Shaila at Buddha's Weg near Frankfurt in Germany June 3-8, 2018 Shaila Catherine will lead a 5-night residential retreat , June 9, 2018 Shaila will lead a day long that is open to the public along and the retreat participants For details and registration information please follow these links to the Buddha's Weg website. [...]

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Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

$55 – $400

Liberating the Mind and Heart – A Retreat Developing Compassion and Joy – near Pescadero, CA – with Shaila Catherine

Redwood Glen Retreat Center 100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar, CA

Liberating Mind and Heart: A weeklong retreat on Cultivating Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity with Shaila Catherine Monday, September 17, 2018 – Sunday September 23, 2018. Partial attendance can be arranged for the first 3 or 4 nights. DON'T WAIT! Registration closes August 31.  LOVING KINDNESS is a profound quality of friendliness toward all of [...]

Online Course – Focused and Fearless: Deepening Your Concentration – Registration closes Oct 17. Register now!

Online

Focused and Fearless: Deepening Your Concentration An Online Course with Shaila Catherine Registration Period: July 1 to October 17, 2018 Course Dates: October 20 to December 15, 2018 REGISTER NOW! The course will include recorded lectures, reading assignments, sutta study, guided meditations, discussion forums, and optional audio conferences with Shaila Catherine. The core text will [...]

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Course: Buddhist Fundamentals

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. Demystifying the core beliefs of Buddhism Thursdays, January 10 - February 21, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. This course will provide a nuts-and-bolts guide to the core [...]

$45 – $360

Week-long Meditation Retreat in Florida

Franciscan Center of Tampa, Florida 3010 N Perry Ave., Tampa, FL

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A week-long meditation retreat in Florida with Shaila Catherine Friday, February 22 - Friday, March 1, 2019 The retreat begins with registration at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 22, and ends with a noon lunch on Friday, March 1. Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners [...]

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Course: Pain and Freedom

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Pain and Freedom Finding peace in the midst of pain A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Janetti Marotta. February 28 - April 11, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00 pm Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Life is uncertain and our bodies are vulnerable [...]

$45 – $360
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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – in Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in March 2019. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – in Palo Alto

3942 Duncan Pl. 3942 Duncan Pl., Palo Alto, CA

-Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in March 2019. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya– Online

Online

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in March 2019. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

Register now for our next Sutta Study Course! Offering online and local groups.

Online

The Long Discourses of the Buddha (Digha Nikaya) A nine month study and discussion group led by Shaila Catherine Our next sutta study course will begin in March 2019 and run for 9 monthly sessions. There are local groups Friday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and an online group Monday evenings. Read more information and REGISTER [...]

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Course: The Development of Happiness

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course led by Kim Allen A practical approach to training in happiness. April 25 – May 30, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. The Buddhist path can be viewed as the cultivation of deeper and deeper forms of [...]

$45 – $360

Week-long retreat in Calgary, Canada

FCJ Retreat and Conference Center in Canada 219 - 19th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A week-long mindfulness meditation retreat in Calgary, Canada with Shaila Catherine Monday, June 17 - Sunday, June 23, 2019 The retreat begins with registration at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 17, and ends at 11:00 on Sunday, June 23. Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners [...]

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Course: Working Skillfully with Anger

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A 6-week workshop on letting go Led by Sharon Allen and Shaila Catherine Thursdays, June 20 - August 8, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00 Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Anger is a powerful emotion. When unchecked and unexamined, anger has enormous potential to harm [...]

$45 – $360

Deep States of Samadhi – A dialog with Ajahn Brahm and Shaila Catherine

The Deep States of Samadhi A dialog with Ajahn Brahm and Shaila Catherine Moderated by Daniel Aitken This discussion will feature in the schedule of the 11th Global Conference on Buddhism, in Berkeley, CA. Sunday, June 30, 2019. 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Conference tickets are available with flexible pricing. You may use the [...]

Three summer retreats in Netherlands

Naarden, Netherlands Naarden,

Shaila Catherine will lead 3 summer retreats in Netherlands DATES: Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, August 4, 2019 Concentration Through Anapanasati Samadhi Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Insight Through Anapanasati Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 2019 Energy, Effort, and Ease in Meditation RETREAT DESCRIPTIONS: Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, August [...]

Recurring

Focused and Fearless: A Concentration Course

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Cultivating the conditions for deep concentration in the midst of daily life A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen August 22 - September 26, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. This six-week course is designed to strengthen the [...]

$45 – $360

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: 9-night Retreat in North Carolina

Heartwood Refuge 159 Osceola Road, Hendersonville, NC

THIS RETREAT IS FULL. REGISRATION HAS CLOSED. Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: a 9-night Meditation Retreat in North Carolina led by Shaila Catherine Friday, October 4, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019 The retreat begins with registration from 2:00 - 3:30 pm on Friday, October 4. The retreat ends at 11:00 am on Sunday, October 13. [...]

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Course: Mindfulness Meditation

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course taught by Shaila Catherine, Janetti Marotta, and Aishin Leonard. A liberating practice for body and mind. Thursdays, October 17 - December 5, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Living with mindful awareness grounds us in the present moment. [...]

$45 – $360

Retreat in Missouri – CANCELLED

Mid America Dharma - at Mercy Center in St.Louis, Missouri 2039 N. Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO

THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATIONS November 3-10, 2019 A week-long retreat near St. Louis, Missouri with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones Mindfulness Meditation and the Seven Factors of Awakening This week-long retreat focuses on developingmindfulness meditation in conjunction with seven qualities that prepare the mind for awakening: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, [...]

Weekend Retreat in Texas

Margaret Austin Retreat Center 6650 County Road 117, Chappell Hill, TX

Path of Wisdom and Awakening An Insight Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine November 13-17, 2019 Led by Shaila Catherine This silent retreat offers practical instruction in mindfulness, concentration, and insight meditation practice (vipassana). Through developing mindfulness of breath, body, feelings, and mind, meditators will find that habitual judgments, fear, and craving will fall away, and the [...]

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Course: Let Go!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Let Go! A Buddhist Approach To Breaking Free Of Habits A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Dawn Neal, Chris Clifford, Ying Chen, Kim Allen, and Janetti Marotta Experience the wondrous freedom of release! Thursdays, January 16 – February 20, 2020 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional [...]

$50 – $360
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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – Online

Online

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in January 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study Group – Digha Nikaya – in Menlo Park

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in February 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

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Monthly Sutta Study – Digha Nikaya – Friday Group

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in February 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

Sutta Study Group in Menlo Park – CANCELLED

Location in Menlo Park Menlo Park, CA

All in-person programs in April are cancelled. If you are registered for the Digha Nikaya Study Group, please join us in the ONLINE section Monday April 20, 5:00 - 7:00. We hope to resume our in-person discussion groups in May. We will arrange the seating to maintain a 6 foot distance between participants.  Long Discourses of [...]

Sutta Study Group in Palo Alto – CANCELLED

Palo Alto 3942 Duncan Place, Palo Alto, CA

All in-person programs in April are cancelled. If you are registered for the Digha Nikaya Study Group, please join us in the ONLINE section Monday April 20, 5:00 - 7:00. We hope to resume our in-person discussion groups in May. We will arrange the seating to maintain a 6 foot distance between participants. The Friday  Palo [...]

ONLINE RETREAT – Feeling, Joy, Equanimity

Online

REGISTRATION HAS  CLOSED. RETREAT IS FULL.  Cultivating Equanimity and Joy through Mindfulness of Feeling An online retreat with Shaila Catherine May 15-17, 2020 Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level.  This at-home online weekend retreat will focus on Mindfulness of Feeling as the second establishment of mindfulness presented in the Satipatthana Sutta. [...]

$85 – $450

ONLINE RETREAT – Mindfulness of Mind

Online

Registration is now closed. Our next at-home weekend retreat will be in October and focus on Mindfulness of Body. See: https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-four-elements-meditation/ Mirror of Mindfulness: Knowing Your Own Mind Practicing Mindfulness of Mind An online retreat with Shaila Catherine July 17-19, 2020 Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. This at-home online weekend [...]

$105 – $450
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Monthly Sutta Study – Digha Nikaya – Friday Group

Long Discourses of the Buddha with Shaila Catherine Our nine month Sutta Study Course on the Digha Nikaya will run for 9 months beginning in February 2020. We meet in three locations to serve the local and online community: Friday mornings in Palo Alto Wednesday evenings in Menlo Park Monday evenings online Enrollment will remain open for this [...]

NEW COURSE: Emptiness in Buddhist Practice

Online

Registration is now closed. Emptiness in Buddhist Practice An 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine Mondays Online via Zoom December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, February 1, 8, 15 4:30 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time Since the County of Santa Clara has been moved into the Purple Tier (Tier One), we will no longer [...]

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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600
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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600
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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600
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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600
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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600
Recurring

Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

Online

Strengthening Mindfulness - Online A training for living with presence and joy! Led by Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen ONLINE via Zoom. Mondays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time Intended for people who have previously taken an introductory mindfulness course, this series deepens the practice of mindfulness, highlights shifts [...]

$150 – $600