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 [...]

Residential Retreat – Ben Lomond, CA

Quaker Retreat Center 1000 Hubbard Gulch Rd., Ben Lomond, CA

Clarity and Insight:  A 10-day insight meditation retreat with a focus on insight and the body with Shaila Catherine and Bhante U Jagara. Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Sunday, July 5, 2015. The retreat begins with registration from 3:30-4:30 pm Thursday, June 25, and ends at 4:00 pm Sunday, July 5. Partial attendance will be [...]

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 [...]

Two Daylongs – Minden, NV (near Reno)

Two Daylong Meditation Events in Nevada with Shaila Catherine. Saturday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Liberating Attitudes 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. [...]

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 [...]

Residential Retreat—Santa Rosa, CA

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

Registration Ends Sunday October 25! Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight Meditation. A 10-day meditation retreat with Shaila Catherine and Ann Dillon. Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Sunday, November 15, 2015. The retreat begins with registration at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 5; it ends at 11:30 am on Sunday, November 15. Early arrivals can be arranged [...]

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, [...]

Residential Retreat—Santa Rosa, CA

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

Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight Meditation. A meditation retreat with Shaila Catherine and Ann Dillon. Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016. The retreat begins with registration at 1:00 pm on June 30; it ends at 11:30 am on July 10. Early arrivals can be arranged for Wednesday evening June 29. Partial attendance can be [...]

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 [...]

Retreat at Lake Tahoe, Nevada – 3 or 7 day options

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

Developing  Concentration, Insight, and Reflections on Impermanence. A retreat with Shaila Catherine. 3 night and 7 night options are available. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Annual New Year’s Retreat in Texas with Shaila Catherine

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

Dec. 27, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017. Shaila Catherine will be leading an insight meditation residential retreat at the Margaret Austin Center in Texas. It is mid-way between Austin and Houston. Registration will open Nov. 7, 2016. For details visit the Mariposa Sangha website at: https://mariposasangha.org/residential-retreats/

Daylong Meditation Programs in Nevada

Shaila Catherine will be leading 2 day long programs for the Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community in Carson City or Minden, Nevada. Saturday February 4 Sunday February 5 For details visit www.dharmazephyr.org  

One month retreat with Shaila Catherine and U Jagara in Massachusetts

Insight Meditation Society 1230 Pleasant St., Barre, MA

Shaila Catherine and Venerable U Jagara will be teaching a month long retreat from March 1-31 at the Forest Refuge of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. For details visit www.dharma.org. Please note that this month long retreat is organized to support personal meditation practice and assumes a high degree of self-reliance. The theme for the [...]

Daylong on Concentration in New Hampshire with Shaila

Valley Insight Meditation Society Lebanon, NH

Developing Right Concentration a day of meditation with Shaila Catherine This day-long program will encourage the deepening of concentration through a relaxed and skilled development of mindfulness with breathing practices, cultivated through sitting and walking meditation, and applicable to daily life. The teachings will explore the role of concentration on the liberating path, and introduce the [...]

Retreat in Ann Arbor, Michigan, led by Shaila Catherine

Webber Retreat Center in Adrian, Michigan Adrian, MI

Shaila Catherine will lead a retreat in Ann Arbor, Michigan May 6-13. For more information visit the Still Mountain Meditation Community website at: https://stillmountainmeditation.org/registration.html

Retreat in Kansas with Shaila Catherine

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 for both new [...]

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, [...]

Retreat in Netherlands, focus on concentration

Netherlands

Cultivating Concentration through Anapanasati Samadhi July 16-27 (11 nights) Guided by: Shaila Catherine The teachings on this retreat will emphasize the development of concentration using the breath as the primary meditative object. The daily morning instruction session will introduce mindfulness with breathing as a concentration practice and will systematically develop the skills that can lead [...]

Retreat in Netherlands – Insight Meditation

Netherlands

Awakening with Insight July 29 - August 8, 2017 (10 nights) Guided by: Shaila Catherine   This silent meditation retreat will emphasize the cultivation of mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. By cultivating a calm, balanced awareness, we can dissolve any suffering that may entangle our hearts and [...]

Retreat in Netherlands – weekend

Netherlands

Liberating Attitudes August 10 - 13, 2017 Guided by: Shaila Catherine This silent meditation retreat will nurture attitudes that support peace, forgiveness, curiosity, letting go, and awakening. The weekend will include meditation instructions and dhamma teachings designed to strengthen mindfulness, clear awareness, and loving kindness. This program is appropriate for new and experienced meditators. Priority [...]

Retreat in Germany with Shaila – Aug 14-20

Studienhaus Schönwag Weilheim

Shaila Catherine will lead a retreat in Germany, near Munich, August 14-20. For more information visit: www.reden-und-schweigen.de Click here for retreat information flyer. Or contact: RetreatInGermany

Study and Meditation program in Massachusetts

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

Shaila Catherine will lead a program of study and meditation on the theme of Liberating Attitudes at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. October 1-6, 2017 The Buddha taught that the perspectives we bring to our practice will impact what develops. His teachings encourage attitudes of forgiveness, peace, letting go, balance, curiosity, faith, and the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Study and Meditation Program on Distraction in Massachusetts

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

Distraction: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that most practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful and disrupt concentration: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, lustful thoughts, judging, memories, internal commentaries, to name a few. [...]

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

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center 10243 Saratoga Springs Road, Upper 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 [...]

Insight Retreat in the Netherlands with Shaila Catherine – May 4-14

Netherlands

Insight Meditation 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 commentaries, to name a few. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

A Day of Meditation in Germany with Shaila Catherine

Resolution and Relaxation: Exploring the role of effort in meditation with Shaila Catherine at Buddha's Weg Retreat Center near Frankfurt, Germany. This day long program will explore the vital role that effort plays on the liberating path. We will see how a balanced, wise and persistant effort can strengthen mindfulness. When our effort is balanced and [...]

Two Daylong Meditation Programs in Nevada

Saturday: 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 the deepening of concentration and insight. This day long is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners. Sunday: What is Effort? Control, Letting [...]

Retreat in Kansas with Shaila Catherine & Philip Jones

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 [...]

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 [...]

Retreat in Mississippi: Understanding the Mind with Shaila Catherine

Understanding the Mind with Shaila Catherine 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 mindfulness, wisdom, and liberating insight. This insight meditation retreat will cultivate ways of investigating the mind, working with hindrances, and clarifying  perception. We will [...]

Retreat in Michigan with Shaila Catherine – October 22-28

Webber Retreat Center in Adrian, Michigan Adrian, MI

A weeklong retreat with Shaila Catherine. 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 teacher, and daily dharma teachings make this retreat suitable for both new [...]

Non-residential Weekend Retreat with Shaila Catherine – San Luis Obispo, CA

White Heron Sangha San Luis Obispo

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts: Practical Wisdom from the Middle Length Discourses Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful and attentive: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, lustful thoughts, judging, memories, and internal [...]

Annual New Year’s Retreat in Texas with Shaila Catherine

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

Energy, Effort, and Ease An Insight Meditation retreat led by Shaila Catherine December 27, 2018 to January 1, 2019 This insight retreat will emphasize skills for developing Right Effort to support mindfulness, concentration, and insight. By learning to use our energies wisely, we can set down the burden of competitive striving, infuse our activities with [...]

Study Course in Barre, MA–Topic of Jhana Concentration–Feb 15-20

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

Concentration and Jhana in the Buddha's Teachings A study course with Shaila Catherine Jhana, Absorption, and Undistracted Attention February 15-20, 2019 This program combines study and meditation to explore the essential role that concentration plays in the Buddha's teachings. We will examine how the absorptive states of jhana are presented in the early discourses, and [...]

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 [...]

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: 10-day Retreat in Northern California

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center 10243 Saratoga Springs Road, Upper Lake

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: a 10-day Meditation Retreat in Northern California led by Shaila Catherine Note: This retreat is now full. Registration is closed. Please consider registering for our October retreat in North Carolina, which will be on the same theme. Or see Shaila's Retreat Schedule for other retreat opportunities.  Monday, May 6, 2019 – Thursday, May [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Day of meditation with Shaila – in Hanover, NH

Valley Insight Meditation Society Lebanon, NH

Shaila Catherine will offer a day-long retreat in Hanover, NH. Theme: The Art of Not-Clinging This daylong program will highlight the subtle dynamics of clinging and not-clinging as we practice the art of letting go. The Buddha described four kinds of clinging: 1) clinging to sensual pleasures, 2) to views and opinions, 3) to rituals [...]

Concentration and Jhana Factors – California Retreat

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

Cultivating Concentration and the Jhana Factors A 10-day retreat with Shaila Catherine Tuesday, February 18 – Friday February 28, 2020. Partial attendance can be arranged but must start on the first day of the retreat. Don't wait! Scroll down to register now! Registration closes February 1.  This ten-day residential retreat will utilize mindfulness of breathing [...]

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. [...]

$85.00 – $450.00

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 [...]

$105.00 – $450.00

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: 10-night Retreat in Georgia

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA

This retreat is open for registration. We currently have 17 participants registered, and can accept up to 4 more participants. This will be a very special retreat—a rare opportunity to practice with seclusion and intimacy. Please review the preventative measures taken by the center, and read our new guidelines: Guidelines for Retreat Practice in the Covid-19 Era Teachings on [...]

ONLINE RETREAT – Four Elements Meditation

Online

Registration has now closed. Exploring Mindfulness of the Body and the Four Elements With Shaila Catherine An At-home Online Retreat Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close at 2-3 days prior to the retreat, so don't wait! This at-home online weekend retreat will include precise instructions and ample support [...]

$105.00 – $600.00

New Year’s Online Event with Shaila Catherine – Peace and Clarity

Online

Registration has closed for this event.  Start the New Year with Clarity of Mind and a Peaceful Heart an at-home day of meditation with Shaila Catherine Friday, January 1, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time Join IMSB as we start the new year with the peace and clarity that meditation can bring to [...]

$40.00 – $250.00

ONLINE RETREAT: Experiencing Insight

Online

Experiencing Insight With Shaila Catherine An At-home Online Retreat Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close when full or  3 days prior to the retreat, so don't wait to the last minute! This at-home online weekend retreat will include instructions for practicing insight meditation. The teachings will highlight ways [...]

$190.00 – $600.00

Beyond Distraction – Retreat in California

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

Due to the current shelter-in-place orders, we have moved the retreat that was previously scheduled for January, to new dates: May 4-14, 2021.  This retreat is open for registration!  This will be a very special retreat—a rare opportunity to practice with seclusion and intimacy. We will  limit attendance, wear masks indoors, increase ventilation, practice social [...]

Concentration, Metta and Jhana Factors: 10-night Retreat in Georgia

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA

NOTE. New requirement added May 14, 2021: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this retreat.  This will be a very special retreat—a rare opportunity to practice with seclusion and intimacy. We will  limit attendance, wear masks indoors, practice social distancing, have daily temperature checks and self-scheduled practice periods, and thoroughly disinfect the property with [...]

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath – Two 10-night Retreats in Southern California

Big Bear Retreat Center 1000 Sugarpine Road, Big Bear City, CA

In-depth meditation with sixteen steps of anapanasati samadhi led by Shaila Catherine THIS RETREAT IS NOW CLOSED (updated Aug 17). Full Retreat: August 10-31, 2021 Part One: August 10-20, 2021 Part Two: August 21-31, 2021 Location: Big Bear Retreat Center, Southern California NOTE: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this retreat.  These two back to [...]

ONLINE RETREAT: Deepening Concentration

Online

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 [...]

$190.00 – $600.00

Massachusettes: Study Retreat on Anapanasati

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

The Buddha's Teachings on Mindfulness of Breathing with Shaila Catherine November 12-18, 2021 This course will explore the practice and study of ānāpānasati, the Buddha’s sixteen step-by-step instructions on Mindfulness with Breathing. Mindfulness with breathing is considered to be one of the most important meditation subjects in the Nikāyas — it is a profound and [...]