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 [...]

Tuesday Online: Jennifer Dungan—Equanimity in the Face of Global Climate Change

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Tuesday Online: Jennifer Dungan—Equanimity in the Face of Global Climate Change with Jennifer Dungan September 8, 2020 Equanimity (or upekkhā) is the fourth brahmavihārā and the tenth pāramī. What does equanimity look like when contemplating the rapid climate change we are experiencing in our lifetimes and for our descendents' lifetimes?   Please join us on [...]

Tuesday Online: Hugh Danville—A Gentle Investigation into Fear and Our Practice

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Tuesday Online: Hugh Danville—A Gentle Investigation into Fear and Our Practice with Hugh Danville September 15, 2020 Fear is ever present in our psyche. It is the emotion that protects us from the common dangers we face in everyday life; but it can also paralyze us. In our present day life we can find ourselves [...]

Tuesday Online – Shaila Catherine – Interconnection

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Tuesday Online Topic: Interconnection with Shaila Catherine September 22, 2020 Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting [...]

Registration closes today for Beyond Distraction, an in-depth online course

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Beyond Distraction: Strategies to Free The Mind REGISTER: Now — Sep 27, 2020 COURSE: Sep 30 — Dec 30, 2020 Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that most practitioners struggle to overcome. How many times have you let go of a thought, only to find it morph into a similar story a few [...]

In-depth ONLINE COURSE. Learn to Overcome Distracting Thoughts.

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Beyond Distraction: Practical Strategies to Free The Mind. An in-depth two month online program with Shaila Catherine Co-sponsored by Bodhi Courses and Insight Meditation South Bay For more information and registration details click here. https://bodhicourses.org/beyond-distraction-practical-strategies-to-free-the-mind/  

Tuesday Online: Thanissaro Bhikkhu—The Present Moment Is Not the Goal

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Tuesday Online: The Present Moment Is Not the Goal with Thanissaro Bhikkhu September 29, 2020 There’s a common understanding that the purpose of meditation is to fully arrive in the present moment. However, the Buddha taught people to focus on the present moment not as a goal, but as a place where work is to be done [...]

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Tuesday Online — Shaila Catherine — End of the Path

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Tuesday Online End of the Path with Shaila Catherine This is a two part series: October 6, 2020 October 13, 2020 Everyone is welcome. It is not necessary to attend the first session in order to attend the second. You may enjoy reading the sutta (MN 105 To Sunakkhatta) in advance. Shaila will refer to this [...]

Tuesday Online — Shaila Catherine — Awakening

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Tuesday Online: Awakening with Shaila Catherine October 13, 2020 This talk will consider what the transformative experience of awakening entails, how it might be recognized, and how a practitioner declares their attainment. Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well [...]

Tuesday Online: Kim Allen—Real Wealth

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Tuesday Online: Kim Allen—Real Wealth with Kim Allen October 20, 2020 What kinds of wealth are most sustainable in times of loss? The Buddha defined five kinds of wealth that are especially appropriate for lay practitioners to develop: Confidence, ethical conduct, learning, generosity, and wisdom. The inclusion of “learning” is interesting and not often emphasized. [...]

ONLINE at-home weekend retreat. Four Elements. Mindfulness of the Body

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Register Now for an ONLINE at-home weekend retreat with Shaila Catherine. Exploring Mindfulness of the Body and the Four Elements. October 23 - 25, 2020 We will meet via Zoom. Information and registration details are on our Events Page. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-four-elements-meditation/  

ONLINE RETREAT – Four Elements Meditation

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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

Tuesday Online: Maria Straatmann—Confidence, Uncertainty and the Five Aggregates

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Tuesday Online: Maria Straatmann—Confidence, Uncertainty and the Five Aggregates with Maria Straatmann October 27, 2020 In times of uncertainty we tend to reinforce those things that lend themselves to feeling safe and familiar, usually by reaffirming a sense of self that says, “This is right; this is who I am; this is how things should [...]

Tuesday Online: CANCELLED for Elections

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Tuesday Online: CANCELLED for Elections November 3, 2020 Tonight's meditation group meeting is cancelled due to the elections. Our regular program will resume next week. Due to coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.   TEACHERS: Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers. TUESDAYS ONLINE: Due to coronavirus concerns, we [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Practicing Together

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine November 10, 2020 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We [...]

Tuesday Online — Shaila Catherine & Phil Jones — Relevance of Renunciation

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Tuesday Online Relevance of Renunciation for Practice Today A joint meditation group session bringing together practitioners from Insight Meditation South Bay and Show Me Dharma with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:00 – 7:30 PM Pacific Time 8:00 – 9:30 PM Central Time Note that we have changed our usual meeting time to [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Appreciation, Gratitude, Joy

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Appreciation, Gratitude, Joy with Shaila Catherine November 24, 2020 Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom [...]

Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Cultivating the Virtue of Generosity: Living with the Realities of Money

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Tuesday Online: Shaila Catherine—Cultivating the Virtue of Generosity: Living with the Realities of Money with Shaila Catherine December 1, 2020 Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and [...]

NEW COURSE: Emptiness in Buddhist Practice

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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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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Allan Cooper—Householder’s Vinaya

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Tuesday Online: A Householder's Vinaya An evening with Allan Cooper, author of A Householder's Vinaya December 8, 2020 Author Allan Cooper will speak on making lay life one's practice instead of trying to fit practice into lay life. About the book: The Householder’s Vinaya is an accessible step by step ‘how to’ manual for anyone wishing to create [...]

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Rodger Kamenetz—The Medicine in Dreams: Healing “Afflictive States of Mind”

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Tuesday Online—Rodger Kamenetz—The Medicine in Dreams: Healing "Afflictive States of Mind" with Rodger Kamenetz December 15, 2020 This talk will address afflictive states of mind and how they present themselves in images in our dreams. In Natural Dreamwork we do not interpret dreams, we bring them to life. Instead of approaching dreams as riddles to [...]

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine December 22, 2020 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

Tuesday Online—CANCELLED for tonight—enjoy the holidays!

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Tuesday Online—CANCELLED for tonight—enjoy the holidays! December 29, 2020 Tonight's meditation group meeting is cancelled due to the holidays. Our regular program will resume next week. Due to coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.   TEACHERS: Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers. TUESDAYS ONLINE: Due to coronavirus concerns, [...]

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

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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
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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online: 15-Year Anniversary Celebration

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Tuesday Online: 15-Year Anniversary Celebration with Shaila Catherine January 5, 2020 Please join us in celebration of our fifteenth anniversary. Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online.  Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and [...]

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not-Killing

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not-Killing an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine January 12, 2021 Shaila Catherine will explore the fruits of karma and the consequences of action through a detailed consideration of why and how we practice ethical precepts. The focus for tonight’s talk is the commitment to [...]

Tuesday Online—Kim Allen—Speech from the Heart

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Tuesday Online—Kim Allen—Speech from the Heart an evening of meditation and teaching with Kim Allen January 19, 2021 From where does speech originate? How does our speech feed back to affect our own heart (in addition to other people)? These are worthy investigations in Buddhist practice. Speech ties back to the three unwholesome roots of [...]

Tuesday Online—Cathy A. Small—Buddhist Insights from Encounters with Homelessness

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Tuesday Online—When We Meet Suffering: Buddhist Insights from Encounters with Homelessness an evening with Cathy A. Small author of The Man in the Dog Park January 26, 2021 This talk looks at the intersection of practice and life, through the issue of homelessness. Based on her book, The Man in the Dog Park, co-authored with [...]

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Robin Boudette—Finding Freedom from Habitual Patterns

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Tuesday Online—Robin Boudette—Finding Freedom from Habitual Patterns an evening of meditation and teaching with Robin Boudette February 2, 2021 In the chaos of our everyday lives, we often run on auto-pilot finding ourselves caught in unhealthy habit patterns. In our attempts to help ourselves, we might watch too much news, plan for every possible situation, [...]

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Restraint, Generosity, and the Vow to Not Steal

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Restraint, Generosity, and the Vow to Not Steal an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine February 9, 2021 Tonight’s talk will describe the powerful impact that a commitment to not stealing can have on our practice. The Abhidhamma analysis of mental states demonstrates how contentment, joyful giving, ease in letting go, [...]

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online

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Emptiness in Buddhist Practice—Online 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 Teachings on emptiness point directly to the liberating potential of the Buddhist path. Although this topic may sometimes seem obscure in the context [...]

Tuesday Online—Ying Chen—Living a Dharma Life

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Tuesday Online—Ying Chen—Living a Dharma Life an evening of meditation and teaching with Ying Chen February 16, 2021 How does your dharma life look like? Does it look like a fixed schedule where you meditate at a fixed time each day, or does it look like some retreat vacation where you get a temporary recharge [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine February 23, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

Tuesday Online—Dawn Scott—Biological Imperatives for Freedom

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Tuesday Online—Dawn Scott—Biological Imperatives for Freedom an evening meditation and teaching with Dawn Scott March 2, 2021 At times, the aspirations of the biological imperative for freedom and the reactivity of the biological imperative to avoid pain can feel as if they are at cross-purposes. However, when we have an honest encounter with our reactivity [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Sexual Misconduct

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Sexual Misconduct an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine March 9, 2021 Tonight’s talk explores the ethical dimensions of sexuality. We will touch on themes of forgiveness, gender identities, sexual fantasies, the option of celibacy, and the influence of craving. Restraint does not require abstinence; it implies bringing mindfulness and [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine March 16, 2021 NOTE: This date has been changed! Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

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Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150.00 – $600.00

Tuesday Online—Guy Armstrong—Deepening in Emptiness

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Tuesday Online—Guy Armstrong—Deepening in Emptiness an evening with Guy Armstrong author of Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators March 23, 2021 NOTE: This date has been changed! Emptiness has been one of the most important themes in Buddhist teachings since their very beginning. This evening we will explore how the realization of emptiness unfolds in [...]

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A Community Meeting!

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IMSB invites you to an online IMSB community meeting: Meeting #1 Monday, March 29, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Meeting #2 Monday, April 26, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Much has happened in our lives and routines this past year that may have altered our schedules and affected how we each practice. We have enjoyed [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Wrong Speech

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine —Refraining from Wrong Speech an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine March 30, 2021 Tonight’s talk will explore the four components of wrong speech and the reasons why we might engage in speech that causes harm to ourselves or others. These four components include lies and deception; slander or malicious [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

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Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

Register Now! for ONLINE Retreat – Experiencing Insight

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Register for an ONLINE at-home weekend retreat with Shaila Catherine Experiencing Insight April 9-11, 2021 We will meet via Zoom. Information and registration details are on our Events Page. Registration will close by April 6. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-experiencing-insight/

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Intoxication

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Refraining from Intoxication an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine April 6, 2021 Tonight’s talk will explore the fifth precept—the commitment to refrain from intoxicating the mind through the use of alcohol, drugs, or addictive desires. Originally this precept highlighted the dangers of home-brewed alcohol but can be expanded to address [...]

ONLINE RETREAT: Experiencing Insight

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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

Tuesday Online—Bhikkhu U Jagara—Life, Death, and the Process of Creation

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Tuesday Online—Bhikkhu U Jagara—Life, Death, and the Process of Creation an evening of meditation and teaching with Bhikkhu U Jagara April 13, 2021 Our practice is about understanding our life—and to understand life, we must also understand death. Life and death function together in a process of constant creation. How can we best know the [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

Tuesday Online—Mark Nunberg—Relating Wisely to this Sensual World

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Tuesday Online—Mark Nunberg—Relating Wisely to this Sensual World an evening of meditation and teaching with Mark Nunberg April 20, 2021 The Buddha's teachings encourage us to cultivate an intimate ongoing mindful presence, a deep respect for cause and effect, and a profound equanimity as we live our sensual embodied lives. The Buddha asks us to [...]

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A Community Meeting!

Online

IMSB invites you to an online IMSB community meeting: Meeting #1 Monday, March 29, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Meeting #2 Monday, April 26, 2021 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Much has happened in our lives and routines this past year that may have altered our schedules and affected how we each practice. We have enjoyed [...]

Cultivating the Jhana Factors – Register now for this 2-month ONLINE course

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Strengthen your concentration. Cultivate the Jhana Factors! Registration has opened for this online classroom experience led by Shaila Catherine. Registration period: now through April 27 Course period: April 28 – June 19, 2021 For information and registration: https://bodhicourses.org/cultivating-jhana-factors/ Co-sponsored by IMSB and Bodhi Courses www.bodhicourses.org.

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine April 27, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

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 [...]

Tuesday Online—Heather Sundberg—Emptiness & Suchness

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Tuesday Online—Heather Sundberg The Relationship Between Emptiness and Suchness in Practice an evening of meditation and teaching with Heather Sundberg May 4, 2021 When we understand that direct experience is not solid/not separate, we can embrace experience in its changing conditionality with the heart of compassion and inclusion born of non-clinging. This is the inter-weaving of [...]

Tuesday Online—Lila Kate Wheeler—Practical Dharma

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Tuesday Online—Lila Kate Wheeler—Practical Dharma an evening of meditation and teaching with Lila Kate Wheeler May 11, 2021 The Buddha’s teachings are often compared to a finger pointing to the moon. Without that finger, we might never lift our gaze and see for ourselves. Tonight’s talk offers encouragement to stay present and awake as a [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Using Money Without Regret

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Using Money Without Regret an evening of meditation and teaching on the topic of a wise use of wealth with Shaila Catherine May 18, 2021 Tonight’s topic is To Be Announced Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let’s Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together!

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Let's Sit, Walk, and Meditate Together! an evening of guided meditation practice with Shaila Catherine May 25, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

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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 [...]

$150.00 – $600.00

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine June 14, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open [...]

Free – $100.00
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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

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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

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 [...]

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Strengthening Mindfulness – Online

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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

Tuesday Online—Diana Winston—The Spectrum of Awareness Practices

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Tuesday Online—Diana Winston—The Spectrum of Awareness Practices an evening of meditation and teaching with Diana Winston June 29, 2021 Many people practice mindfulness in a focused way—attending to their breathing, and returning to their breath when their attention has wandered. But there are actually many different ways to practice with awareness. In this retreat, we [...]

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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

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine—Dhamma Friendship

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine—Dhamma Friendship and the Value of Sangha an evening of meditation and teaching  with Shaila Catherine July 12, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations [...]

Free – $100.00
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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

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Listening, Reflection, Development

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—Listening, Reflection, Development an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine July 27, 2021 Shaila Catherine will explore three kinds of wisdom taught by the Buddha. These include the wisdom that arises (1) by listening to learned and wise people, (2) by thinking and reflecting on what one has heard, and (3) [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine August 2, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open [...]

Free – $100.00

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 [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine August 24, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom [...]

Register Now for an ONLINE weekend retreat – Deepening Concentration

Online

Register for an ONLINE at-home weekend retreat with Shaila Catherine Deepening Concentration September 17-19, 2021 We will meet via Zoom. Information and registration details are on our Events Page. Registration ends by September 14. https://www.imsb.org/event/online-retreat-deepening-concentration/  

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View , CA

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine September 13, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open [...]

Free – $100.00

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

Register now for a sutta study course — online and in-person options — Timeless Wisdom — Reflecting on Similes

Online

Timeless Wisdom: Exploring the Buddha's Teachings Through Similes and Stories Join Shaila Catherine for a fun and beautiful approach to dhamma study. This sutta study course uses the abundant images, examples, and similes from the discourses to illuminate the Buddha's teachings. It is designed primarily as an online  course, but local participants (who are vaccinated [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine September 28, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine October 11, 2021 Topic: The Four Qualities that Protect Awakening — Focus on (1) Virtue and (2) Guarding Sense Doors Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in [...]

Free – $100.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—On Perception and Distortions of Perception

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine—On Perception and Distortions of Perception an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine October 26, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine November 23, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine November 29, 2021 Topic: The Four Qualities that Protect Awakening — Focus on (3) Moderation and (4) Devotion to Wakefulness Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in [...]

Free – $100.00

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching Topic: Full Awareness aka Clear Comprehension with Shaila Catherine December 13, 2021 Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations [...]

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Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine December 28, 2021 Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom passcode to join [...]

Florida: Insight Retreat

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

Shaila Catherine will lead a weeklong retreat in Tampa Florida, organized by the Orlando Insight Meditation Group. January 22 – 28, 2022 Franciscan Retreat Center, Tampa, Florida The Path Of Awakening: Cultivating Concentration and Insight This silent Insight Meditation retreat will provide instructions for deepening both concentration and insight. The meditation practices will be directed [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom passcode to join [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom passcode to join [...]

ONLINE RETREAT: Happiness

Online

Cultivating Happiness & Joy A Weekend ONLINE Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine March 25 – 27, 2022 This at-home online  weekend retreat will explore the place of profound happiness in Buddhist practice. Although Buddhism is reputed to emphasize teachings on suffering, the path is infused from beginning to end with contentment and joy. This program [...]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $625.00

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom passcode to join [...]

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath – Retreat in Northern California

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center 10243 Saratoga Springs Road, Upper Lake

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath: a 9-night Meditation Retreat in Northern California led by Shaila Catherine Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Thursday, May 12, 2022. NOTE: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this retreat.  The retreat begins with registration from 2:00 – 3:30 pm on Tuesday, May 3. The retreat ends at 11:30 am on Thursday, [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals [...]

ONLINE RETREAT: Mindfulness of Death

Online

Mindfulness of Death An Online Weekend Retreat via Zoom With Shaila Catherine Assisted by Peter Gilmore and Neil Stegall May 20 ­– 22, 2022 Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close three days prior to the retreat, so don’t wait to the last minute! “Mindfulness of death, when developed [...]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $625.00

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom passcode to join [...]

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 2094 Grant Road , Mountain View

Monday In-Person—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Join us In-Person! IMSB is resuming public meetings in person. We will start slowly by offering a monthly meeting at St Timothy's in Mountain View. Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required. This event is open only to individuals [...]

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine

Online

Tuesday Online—Shaila Catherine an evening of meditation and teaching with Shaila Catherine Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings. Takes place on Zoom! Join the Zoom Meeting We now require you enter the Zoom passcode to join [...]

Switzerland: Retreat on Anapanasati

Shaila Catherine will lead a 10-day retreat on Mindfulness with Breathing: Practicing the 16-steps of Anapanasati A 10-day Concentration and Insight Retreat June 15-25, 2022 at the Meditation Center of Beatenberg in Beatenberg, Switzerland This retreat will emphasize mindfulness with breathing (anapanasati) to strengthen concentration, explore routes to the absorption states of jhāna, and illuminate [...]

Netherlands: Anapanasati Retreat

Naarden, Netherlands Naarden

Shaila Catherine will lead a retreat for Sangha Metta. July 1-15, 2022 in Naarden, Netherlands Topic is Mindfulness with Breathing: Practicing the 16-steps of Anapanasati A Concentration and Insight Retreat This retreat will emphasize mindfulness with breathing (anapanasati) to strengthen concentration, explore routes to the absorption states of jhāna, and illuminate the powerful role that [...]

Beyond Distraction: 10-night Retreat in Georgia

Ignatius House 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA

Participants in this retreat must be vaccinated to prevent COVID-19. We have held retreats at this center in 2020 and 2021. We consider this site to be well designed for seclusion, and the staff diligent in their efforts to lower the risk of infection. Please review the preventative measures taken by the center, and read our guidelines: Guidelines for [...]

Nevada: Weekend Retreat

Shaila Catherine will lead non-residential meditation programs September 24 and 25, 2022.  For information and registration details, visit the Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community website at: https://dharmazephyr.org

Kansas: Retreat on Impermanence

Retreat on Impermanence and Mindfulness of Death with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones October 31 – November 5, 2022 at the Sophia Retreat Center in Kansas For information and registration details, visit the Mid-America Dharma website at: https://midamericadharma.org