The Path of Awakening: Cultivating Insight and Concentration
7-Day Residential at Camp Galilee, Lake Tahoe, NV
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 seven years of accumulated silent retreat experience. She has taught since 1996 in the USA, India, Israel, England, and New Zealand, and dedicated several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal and Thailand. In recent years Shaila has focused on developing deep concentration (jhana) as the basis for insight, completing a one-year jhana retreat at the Forest Refuge in USA, and a five-month retreat with PaAuk Sayadaw of Burma. She founded Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley, and authored Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity, published by Wisdom Publications in 2008. Further information may be found at: www.imsb.org.