4-Day or 8-Day Residential Retreat at Lake Tahoe: Cultivating Concentration and Insight with Shaila Catherine
NEW OPTIONS! In response to popular demand, this retreat is now open for two attendance options to better suit your schedule and finances: 4 days/3 nights (Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4), or 8 days/7 nights (Thursday, November 1 through Thursday, November 8). Either way, it is an excellent opportunity to freshen and deepen your practice with a skilled and compassionate teacher, whether you are a new or experienced meditator.
This silent Insight Meditation retreat will emphasize the cultivation of both concentration and mindfulness to enhance the potential for liberating insight. Meditation instructions, consultations with the teacher, and daily dharma teachings make this retreat suitable for both new and experienced practitioners. By cultivating a calm, clear awareness, we can dissolve suffering that may entangle our hearts and discover our freedom in the midst of things.
Shaila Catherine has been practicing meditation since 1980, with more than eight years of accumulated silent retreat experience. She has taught since 1996 in the USA, and internationally. Shaila has dedicated several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal and Thailand, completed a one year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on concentration and jhana, and authored Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Shaila Catherine has been practicing under the guidance of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw since 2006; she authored Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana to help make this traditional approach to meditative training accessible to western practitioners. She is the founder of Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley (www.imsb.org).
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