Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind
Shaila Catherine has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1996, (also in the Netherlands, at Sangha Metta) emphasizing deep concentration, jhana, and the path of liberating insight. She has practiced meditation since 1980, studied with founders of the Western insight meditation centers, and accumulated more than nine years of silent retreat experience. Shaila spent most of the 1990s practicing with eminent masters in India, Thailand, and Nepal. From 2006 to 2014, she practiced under the guidance of Pa-Auk Sayadaw and twice completed his rigorous training in jhana and vipassana. Shaila loves deep meditation and appreciates a variety of approaches to exploring, developing and liberating the mind. She is the author of several books such as Focused and Fearless and Wisdom Wide and Deep. She is founder of Bodhi Courses and Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley in California.
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