Shaila Catherine just returned from an annual retreat in Kansas City, co-lead with Philip Jones of Mid-America Dharma. Deep teachings were given on insight meditation and the commitment to awakening to a full house of meditators. People came from all levels of experience — some were nervously attending their first retreat and other participants welcomed this silent experience as the latest stage of their decades long commitment to practice. Participants deeply appreciated Shaila’s willingness to bring the dhamma to Kansas. Their next retreat will be held in August 2016.