Residential Retreat – Tahoe, NV

Camp Galilee at Lake Tahoe 1776 U.S. 50, Glenbrook, NV

Developing  Concentration, Insight, and Reflections on Impermanence. A retreat with Shaila Catherine. This silent insight meditation retreat will emphasize the cultivation of both concentration and mindfulness to enhance the potential for liberating insight. Mindfulness of body and breath will be the primary focus of this retreat. In honor of the Halloween holiday optional instructions and [...]

New Year’s Retreat–Texas

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

Two options for attendance: Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 - Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. or Partial attendance December 27, 2014 - January 1, 2015. The theme of this silent New Year's holiday retreat is the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). Many practitioners consider the Satipatthana Sutta to be among the most important and practical teachings [...]

Self and Not-Self – Study Weekend in Barre, MA

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies 149 Lockwood Barre, Barre, MA

Self and Not-Self: Five clinging aggregates and the construction of identity. with Shaila Catherine. This weekend program is an in-depth exploration of the formations that construct identity. We will focus on the traditional model of the five aggregates affected by clinging—materiality, feeling, perception, formations, consciousness. This model offers meditators a powerful way to experientially realize [...]

Daylong in Santa Cruz with Shaila Catherine

Insight Santa Cruz 740 Front Street, Suite 240, Santa Cruz, CA

Living Without Enemies The Buddha said, "The world may quarrel with me, but I do not quarrel with the world." How can we live our lives without causing conflict—without making anyone into an enemy? This day long program will blend sitting and walking meditations with teachings and reflection to discover how unpleasant experiences might lead [...]

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Retreat 1 – Netherlands

Netherlands

The Beautiful Mind: Teachings And Practices On The Five Spiritual Faculties. A week long retreat with Shaila Catherine. August 1 - 8, 2015 The Buddha stressed the importance of five spiritual faculties and powers: faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom. These faculties offer a complete structure for meditative development that culminates with final liberation. They [...]

Retreat 2 – Netherlands

Netherlands

Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight Meditation with Shaila Catherine. August 11 - 18, 2015 The teachings on this week long retreat are structured to support a range of meditative interests including mindfulness of body, investigation of mind, deep concentration, and insight contemplations. Guided by group or individual meetings with the teacher, students may work with a [...]

Retreat 3 – Netherlands

Netherlands

Intention and the Power of Thought with Shaila Catherine. August 20 - 23, 2015 Intention is a powerful force underlying experiences of both suffering and joy. Our intentions affect decision-making, communications, relationship dynamics, psychological perspectives, meditative development, kammic tendencies, and our moment-to-moment encounter with life. Intention determines our actions; intention affects what we will become. [...]

Retreat – Kansas City

Mid America Dharma - Marillac Retreat Center in Kansas 4200 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS

A weeklong retreat with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones. Includes Labor Day weekend. Awakening with Insight This silent meditation retreat will emphasize a balance of mindfulness, concentration, and investigation. Instructions will encourage mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. Meditation instructions, consultations with the teachers, and daily dharma teachings make this [...]

Daylong in Lafayette, Indiana

Concentration and the Focused Mind This day-long retreat will emphasize the cultivation of concentration by using the breath as the primary meditation object. The practice will encourage a relaxed, skilled, and calm attention, cultivated through sitting and walking meditation, and applicable to daily life. The teachings will nurture tranquility, introduce the blissful absorption states called [...]

Day-long near Indianapolis, Indiana

Benedict Inn 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN

Intention and the Power of Thought A day of meditation with Shaila Catherine The Buddha's teachings offer practical instructions for working with thought, freeing the mind from patterns that perpetuate suffering, and cultivating intentions that will lead to deep happiness. In this daylong program, we will explore the practical and liberating teachings of the Buddha, learning [...]

Retreat: New Year’s in Texas

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

A 6 night retreat with Shaila Catherine Mindful Investigation Although meditation is renowned for promoting tranquility and mental calmness, meditation is not passive. Investigative methods play a vital role in the skillful development of liberating insight. Specific instructions for examining the mind feature prominently in the core teachings of Satipatthana, and many early Buddhist discourses. [...]

Day-long in Vermont – Liberating Attitudes

Valley Insight Meditation Society Lebanon, NH

Liberating Attitudes a day of meditation with Shaila Catherine This program will explore liberation from the perspective of the attitudes and approaches that support the experience of release, peace, and awakening. The day will include instructions and dhamma teachings to nurture the development of mindfulness and loving kindness. This program is appropriate for new and [...]

Study Weekend in Barre, MA

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies 149 Lockwood Barre, Barre, MA

Liberating mind and heart: Practice and study of Loving-kindness with Shaila Catherine. Loving-kindness (mettā) is a profound quality of friendliness that leads to what is known as immeasurable liberation of mind. As a practice, mettā heals the heart, meets the pains of life with sensitivity, strengthens inner serenity to support concentration, and finally culminates in [...]

Retreat 9 days – Israel

Tovana – Ein Dor Ein Dor

Shaila Catherine will lead an Insight Meditation retreat in Israel April 24 - May 2, 2016. For more information visit the Tovana website at: https://tovana.org.il

Retreat – weekend in Israel

Tovana – Ein Dor Ein Dor

Shaila Catherine will lead a weekend retreat in Israel May 5-7. For more information visit the Tovana website: https://tovana.org.il

Retreat in Netherlands

Netherlands

Shaila Catherine will lead a four-day meditation retreat in Naarden, just east of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. May 10-14, 2016 Awakening with Insight This silent meditation retreat will emphasize a balance of mindfulness, concentration, calmness, and investigation. Instructions will encourage mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. By cultivating a calm, [...]

Daylong in Santa Cruz – Effort & Ease

Insight Santa Cruz 740 Front Street, Suite 240, Santa Cruz, CA

Effort and Ease: What needs to be done? This day-long will explore the vital role of skillful effort in meditation practice. Skill in effort is not a matter of doggedly trying harder. Relaxation, commitment, ease, trust, inspiration, as well as diligent perseverance are needed to bring balance to our effort and enable meditation practice to [...]

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Retreat – in Kansas

Mid America Dharma - Marillac Retreat Center in Kansas 4200 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS

A weeklong retreat with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones. Awakening with Insight This silent meditation retreat will emphasize a balance of mindfulness, concentration, and investigation. Instructions will encourage mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. Meditation instructions, consultations with the teachers, and daily dharma teachings make this retreat suitable [...]

Retreat: Michigan

Webber Retreat Center in Adrian, Michigan Adrian, MI

Shaila Catherine will lead a three-day meditation retreat near Ann Arbor, Michigan. Awakening with Insight This silent meditation retreat will emphasize a balance of mindfulness, concentration, calmness, and investigation. Instructions will encourage mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. By cultivating a calm, balanced awareness, we can dissolve any suffering [...]

Non-residential Weekend Retreat – San Luis Obispo, CA

White Heron Sangha San Luis Obispo

Two days of meditation near the coast with Shaila Catherine Participants may join for Saturday and/or Sunday. Saturday’s Theme: Meditative Investigation Although meditation is renowned for promoting tranquility and mental calmness, meditation is not passive. Investigative methods play a vital role in the skillful development of liberating insight. The core teachings of Satipaṭṭhāna include specific [...]

Insight Meditation Retreat in Israel with Shaila Catherine – May 16-22

Tovana – Ein Dor Ein Dor

Shaila Catherine will lead an Insight Meditation retreat in Israel May 16-22, 2018. 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, [...]

Short Retreat in Israel with Shaila Catherine – May 23-26

Tovana – Ein Dor Ein Dor

Shaila Catherine will lead this short retreat in Israel May 23-26, 2018. For more information visit the Tovana website: https://tovana.org.il What is Effort? Control, Letting Go, and Trust in Mindfulness Meditation What can you control?  When must you surrender?  How do you perk up your enthusiasm when it slackens?  What is the purpose of deep [...]