Some methods that are promoted by other teachers are very compatible and students will find no conflict when working with both Shaila and another teacher. However, some approaches to jhāna promoted by other teachers are distinctly incompatible with Shaila’s approach. If you are deeply engaged in another approach to jhāna, and are uncertain if her retreat will be appropriate for you, please contact the registrar for the retreat. Describe your experiences of concentration, personal goals regarding the practice, and motivations for applying for Shaila’s retreat.