When Students Get Distracted

Listen to this latest podcast. Shaila Catherine speaks with Tucker Peck about practical ways to overcome distraction and strengthen concentration. This was recorded when her third book was published: Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind.  

2022-08-08T19:02:20-07:00August 8th, 2022|News|

Interview with Shaila on the Escaping Samsara Podcast

Shaila discusses deep topics including her early experiences in India with Poonjaji; the development of concentration, samadhi, and jhana; and the realization of awakening. Listen on the Escaping Samsara podcast.

2021-11-21T18:22:40-08:00November 19th, 2021|News|

Listen to Shaila’s interview on Wisdom Dharma Chats

Shaila Catherine was the guest at Wisdom Dharma Chats, produced by Wisdom Publications. She engaged in an exciting conversation with Daniel Aitken and covered themes related to sutta study, her new course on the similes, concentration and jhana practices, and the theme of her forthcoming book, Beyond Distraction: Practical Ways to Free the Mind. This [...]

2021-06-02T12:19:31-07:00March 13th, 2021|News|

How conduct bears fruit – a talk on the precept of not-killing.

Shaila Catherine gave a talk for Sangha Live on the theme of How Conduct Bears Fruit. It is an exploration of the first precept, to refrain from killing. She explores the fruits of karma and the consequences of action through a detailed consideration of why and how we practice ethical precepts. The focus for today's talk [...]

2021-02-24T11:44:25-08:00February 24th, 2021|News|

Joy of Seclusion

Wisdom Publications has shared an article on "The Joy of Seclusion." This piece is based on a chapter from Shaila Catherine's book, Focused and Fearless. Enjoy it here:

2021-02-24T11:38:19-08:00February 24th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

Strengthening Concentration – Shaila speaks at Dhamma Center

Shaila Catherine will be the guest teacher for an event over zoom organized by the Dhamma Center in the United Kingdom. Strengthening Concentration Saturday, May 6, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time  For information about how to join and the zoom link visit:

2021-02-23T12:47:31-08:00February 23rd, 2021|News|

Join an online course to Cultivate the Jhana Factors

Shaila Catherine will offer Cultivating the Jhana Factors. It is a brilliant online course that nurtures the profound qualities and mental skills that support deep concentration. Registration ends April 27, 2021. Register Now at: This is what one student said: “Studying with Shaila has demystified Jhana practice and made deep concentration available to me.”

2021-02-13T13:07:07-08:00February 13th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

New Zoom Link for Tuesdays Online!

We have a new Zoom link for out Tuesday Evenings Online. We will start using the new link on Tuesday June 2, 2020. Tuesday Evenings Online TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm While we are all sheltering-at-home, we have moved our regular Tuesday evening meeting online. The starting time has been changed so we can [...]

2020-05-28T13:14:03-07:00May 28th, 2020|News|


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