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Beyond Distraction
Cultivating the Skills to Focus Attention

An 8-week series with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen

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This course will follow Shaila Catherine’s latest book, Beyond Distraction, as we explore a traditional sequence of strategies for dealing with obstructive mental patterns. We can all develop skills that overcome restlessness, develop calmness, and free the mind from obsessive planning, worrying, fantasizing, judging, and dwelling in personal narratives. Participants will be encouraged to develop a mindfulness-based meditation practice, while exploring specific strategies for overcoming distractions, understanding the workings of mind, and fostering calm attention.

Readings: Please purchase the book Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind by Shaila Catherine (published in 2022).
We will also read the following two discourses:

October 9 – Lost in Thought, with Shaila Catherine
October 23 – Many Kinds of Thoughts, with Kim Allen
November 13 – Antidotes and Alternatives, with Shaila Catherine
November 27 – Weighing the Costs, with Kim Allen
December 11 – Withdrawing the Fuel, with Shaila Catherine
January 8 – Unraveling the Causes, with Shaila Catherine
January 22 – Applying Resolve, with Shaila Catherine
February 12 – Moving Toward Liberation, with Shaila Catherine

WHO SHOULD JOIN: This course is open to all practitioners.

COURSE LEVELS: It is designed as a level 1-2 course. Click this link for a key to course level designations.

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