Events for September 30 - June 1

Retreat in California: Body, Impermanence, and Death

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

Liberating Meditations on the Body, Impermanence, and Death A 10-day meditation retreat with Shaila Catherine Tuesday, May 9 – Friday May 19, 2023 at Redwood Glen, 100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar, CA 94021 “Mindfulness of death, when developed and cultivated, is of great fruit and benefit, culminating in the deathless, having the deathless as its consummation.” [...]

Half-Day Meditation – Joy – in Los Altos, CA

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

Theme for the Day: Joy as a Factor of Awakening A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The [...]

Free – $100.00

Transformative Teachings | Online Sutta Study Course | Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen

Online

Registration has closed. Transformative Teachings An Online IMSB Dhamma Study Course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Six Monday Evenings from February 27 – July 24, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM Pacific Time Feb 27 March 20 April 24 May 29 June 26 July 24 Buddhist teachings contain many inspiring stories of ordinary people [...]

Half-Day Meditation – Tranquility – in Los Altos, CA

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

Theme for the Day: Tranquility as a Factor of Awakening A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The [...]

Free – $100.00

Transformative Teachings | Online Sutta Study Course | Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen

Online

Registration has closed. Transformative Teachings An Online IMSB Dhamma Study Course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Six Monday Evenings from February 27 – July 24, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM Pacific Time Feb 27 March 20 April 24 May 29 June 26 July 24 Buddhist teachings contain many inspiring stories of ordinary people [...]

Half-Day Meditation – Concentration – in Los Altos, CA

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

Theme for the Day: Concentration as a Factor of Awakening A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The [...]

$25.00 – $100.00

Transformative Teachings | Online Sutta Study Course | Shaila Catherine & Kim Allen

Online

Registration has closed. Transformative Teachings An Online IMSB Dhamma Study Course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Six Monday Evenings from February 27 – July 24, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM Pacific Time Feb 27 March 20 April 24 May 29 June 26 July 24 Buddhist teachings contain many inspiring stories of ordinary people [...]

Half-Day Meditation – Equanimity – in Los Altos, CA

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

Theme for the Day: Equanimity as a Factor of Awakening A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The [...]

$25.00 – $100.00

Retreat in Michigan: Loving Kindness, Concentration, & Jhana Factors

Colombiere Conference and Retreat 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI, United States

Registration is now closed for this retreat. Cultivating Loving Kindness, Concentration, and the Jhana Factors with Shaila Catherine Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – Thursday, August 31, 2023 Partial attendance can be arranged for the first 3 nights. LOVING KINDNESS (mettā) is a profound quality of friendliness toward all of life. Mettā meditation cultivates a heartful [...]

Half-Day Meditation – Energy & Effort – in Los Altos, CA

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

Topic: Energy and Effort A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting and walking [...]

$25.00 – $100.00

Beyond Distraction

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

This event was cancelled due to low registrations (October 6, 2023). Beyond Distraction Cultivating the Skills to Focus Attention An 8-week series with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Registration is required. Scroll below for tickets. This course will follow Shaila Catherine’s latest book, Beyond Distraction, as we explore a traditional sequence of strategies for dealing [...]

$200.00 – $600.00

Half-Day Meditation Event — Dispassion, Cessation and Release — in Los Altos, CA

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

Topic: Seclusion, Dispassion, Cessation and Release A meditation program with Shaila Catherine This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting [...]

$25.00 – $100.00

Retreat in Georgia: Concentration, Jhana, and the Breath

Calvin Center 13550 Woolsey Road, Hampton, GA

Concentration, Jhana, and the Breath A 10-day meditation retreat with Shaila Catherine Monday, October 23 – Thursday November 2, 2023 at Calvin Center, 13550 Woolsey Road, Hampton, GA 30228 (near Atlanta, GA) The retreat begins with registration from 2:30 – 4:00 pm on Monday, October 23. The retreat ends with lunch on Thursday,  November 2. Partial [...]

ONLINE RETREAT: Stages of Insight

Online

Stages of Insight A Weekend ONLINE AT-HOME Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine November 10 – 12, 2023 This at-home online weekend retreat will explore the traditional map of Buddhist insight meditation practice known as the Sixteen Insight Knowledges. We will see how contemplating experience as impermanent, unsatisfactory, and not-self develops through a series of knowledges [...]

$225.00 – $625.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Awakening and the Three Trainings

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: Awakening and the Three Trainings of Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. [...]

$25.00 – $100.00

Half-Day Meditation | Fully Aware | Los Altos, CA

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: Cultivating Full Awareness This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include sitting and walking [...]

$25.00 – $100.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Identity View

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Identity View This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will [...]

$25.00 – $150.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Skeptical Doubt

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Skeptical Doubt This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will [...]

$25.00 – $150.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Rituals and Conventions

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Rites, Rituals, and Conventions This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The [...]

$25.00 – $150.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Special Guest Teacher: Bhikkhu Sambodhi

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Bhikkhu Sambodhi Topic: The Five Spiritual Powers: How to grow the essential faculties of the mind in harmony with one's "nature" and in balance with each other. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, and meditation instructions. This half-day program is appropriate for new and experienced meditators. Reserve your spot! [...]

$25.00 – $150.00

Concentration, Jhana and Breath Retreat | in California

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

Registration has closed. Concentration, Jhana, and the 16 Steps of Mindfulness with Breathing a 10-night Meditation Retreat in California led by Shaila Catherine Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Friday, May 17, 2024 The retreat begins with registration from 2:30 – 3:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7. The retreat ends at 11:45 am on Friday, May [...]

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Sensual Desire

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Sensual Desire This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will [...]

$25.00 – $150.00

ONLINE SUTTA STUDY RETREAT: Living Without Enemies

Online

Living Without Enemies A Weekend ONLINE AT-HOME Sutta Study Retreat with Shaila Catherine June 28 – 30, 2024 The Buddha said, "The world may quarrel with me, but I do not quarrel with the world." How can we live our lives without hate—without making anyone into an enemy? This program will use both sutta study [...]

Get Tickets $260.00 – $700.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Anger and Ill Will

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Anger and Ill Will This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The [...]

Get Tickets $25.00 – $150.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Refined Meditation States

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Refined Meditation States This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program [...]

Get Tickets $25.00 – $150.00
Event Series Awaken the Boundless Heart

Awaken the Boundless Heart

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

A series that will open the heart and bring balance in relationships. With Shaila Catherine This series will nurture the development of four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These four qualities express a powerful and immeasurable intention of kindness toward ourselves and all beings. They are traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Get Tickets $15.00 – $500.00

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Formless Attainments

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Formless Attainments This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will [...]

Get Tickets $25.00 – $150.00
Event Series Awaken the Boundless Heart

Awaken the Boundless Heart

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

A series that will open the heart and bring balance in relationships. With Shaila Catherine This series will nurture the development of four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These four qualities express a powerful and immeasurable intention of kindness toward ourselves and all beings. They are traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Get Tickets $15.00 – $500.00
Event Series Awaken the Boundless Heart

Awaken the Boundless Heart

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

A series that will open the heart and bring balance in relationships. With Shaila Catherine This series will nurture the development of four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These four qualities express a powerful and immeasurable intention of kindness toward ourselves and all beings. They are traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Get Tickets $15.00 – $500.00
Event Series Awaken the Boundless Heart

Awaken the Boundless Heart

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

A series that will open the heart and bring balance in relationships. With Shaila Catherine This series will nurture the development of four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These four qualities express a powerful and immeasurable intention of kindness toward ourselves and all beings. They are traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Get Tickets $15.00 – $500.00
Event Series Awaken the Boundless Heart

Awaken the Boundless Heart

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

A series that will open the heart and bring balance in relationships. With Shaila Catherine This series will nurture the development of four profound qualities of heart: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These four qualities express a powerful and immeasurable intention of kindness toward ourselves and all beings. They are traditionally called the Divine Abodes [...]

Get Tickets $15.00 – $500.00

Retreat in Georgia | Insights into Emptiness

Calvin Center 13550 Woolsey Road, Hampton, GA

Insights into Emptiness: Meditations on the Six Senses A 10-day meditation retreat with Shaila Catherine November 7 – 17, 2024 at Calvin Center, 13550 Woolsey Road, Hampton, GA 30228 (near Atlanta, GA) The retreat begins with registration from 2:30 – 4:00 pm on Nov 7. The retreat ends around noon, before lunch on November 17. [...]

Half-Day Meditation | Los Altos | Ten Fetters: Focus on Conceit

Foothills Congregational Church 461 Orange Ave, Los Altos, CA, United States

A meditation program with Shaila Catherine Topic: The Ten Fetters: Focus on Conceit This half-day meditation program will nurture the development of mindfulness, concentration, and full awareness in activities. We teach classic Buddhist approaches that enhance attention skills, bring mindfulness to meet the everyday experiences, and cultivate deep calm and liberating wisdom. The program will include [...]

Get Tickets $25.00 – $150.00

Retreat in California | Insights Into Emptiness

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

Insights into Emptiness: Meditations on the Six Senses An 8-day meditation retreat with Shaila Catherine January 8 – 16, 2025 at Redwood Glen Retreat Center in Loma Mar, CA The retreat begins with registration from 2:30 – 4:00 pm on January 8. The retreat ends around noon, before lunch on January 16. This retreat will [...]

Spiritual Experience & Aspiration: Bold Talk On Awakening

Online

A Weekend ONLINE AT-HOME Retreat with Shaila Catherine April 11 – 13, 2025 Do you aspire for awakening? Do you ponder spiritual experiences that have occurred in your practice? This program will provide an opportunity for meditation practice along with frank and bold discussions on themes of awakening, and spiritual aspirations, experiences, or meditative attainments. [...]

Get Tickets $260.00 – $700.00

Retreat in California | Concentration & the Jhanas

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

Cultivating Concentration, Jhana Factors, and Jhana States a 10-night Meditation Retreat in California led by Shaila Catherine Tuesday, May 6, 2025 – Friday, May 16, 2025 This retreat will follow the approach to deepening concentration and attaining the absorption states of jhāna as described in Shaila Catherine's first book, Focused and Fearless, recently republished under [...]

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