Shaila Catherine's Dharma Talks
at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
Shaila Catherine is the founder of Bodhi Courses (bodhicourses.org) an online Dhamma classroom, and Insight Meditation South Bay, a meditation center in Mountain View, California (imsb.org). She has been practicing meditation since 1980, with more than eight years of accumulated silent retreat experience, and has taught since 1996 in the USA, and internationally. Shaila has dedicated several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal and Thailand, completed a one year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on concentration and jhana, and authored Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity, (Wisdom Publications, 2008). She has extensive experience practicing and teaching mindfulness, loving kindness, concentration, and a broad range of approaches to liberating insight. Since 2006, Shaila has continued her study of jhana and insight under the direction of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, and authored Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana (Wisdom Publications, 2011).
Select from Shaila Catherine's
Angulimala: An Ethical Transformation
Big Mind Guided Meditation
Body: A Matter of Life
Breath: An Intimate Focus for Attention
Buddha's Practical Advice for Maintaining Material Gains and Wealth
Buddhism in Brief
Buddhist Perspectives on Right View
Commitment to Enlightenment
Cultivating Liberating Understanding
Danger of Fixation
Deep Happiness by Venerable U Jagara and Shaila Catherine - Guided Meditation 3
Deep Happiness by Venerable U Jagara and Shaila Catherine -First Guided Medit...
Desire for Enlightenment
Dynamics of Emotion
Equanimity, Our Greatest Friend
Equanimity: Equally Close To All Things
Feeling Emotions on the Meditative Path of Awakening
Five Preconditions for Insight: Engage in Talk of the Dhamma (the third preco...
Five Preconditions for Insight: Friendship (the first precondition)
Five Preconditions for Insight: Virtue and Restraint (the second precondition)
Five Preconditions for Insight: Wisdom (the fifth precondition)
Five Preconditions for Insight: Wise Effort (the fourth precondition)
Four Brahma Viharas
Four Elements Meditation—Instructional Talk and Guided Meditation
Fourth Noble Truth
Guided Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation
Guided Metta Meditation Toward Groups
Habits, Action and Personality
Heavenly Messengers—Aging, Illness, and Death
How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not Killing
I-Making & Mine-Making Constructing Self
Ignorance and Delusion
Impermanence: Beyond the Rise and Fall of Things that Change
Intention and the Power of Thought
Investigating Aversion and Anger
Kamma and Intention: A Fresh Start
Mahakaccana: Clarifying the Most Cryptic Teachings
Many Kinds of Thoughts
Meditating on the Body
Meditations on Mind: Learning to Recognize, Accept, Investigate, and Not-Iden...
Metta Guided Meditation
Mindfulness and Compassion: Protecting Oneself and Others
Mindfulness of Mind
Mindfulness of the Body
Mindfulness of the Body: A Guided Meditation with Sequential Touch Sensations
Mindfulness Sacred or Secular?
Mindfulness with Breathing
Opinions and Truth
Precepts: The Gift of Fearlessness
Proliferation of Planning
Recollection of Heavens
Recollection of the Buddha
Recollection of the Buddha-part of a three part series on the Triple Gem: As ...
Recollection of the Dhamma-part of a three part series on the Triple Gem: As ...
Recollection of the Sangha
Recollection of the Sangha-part of a three part series on the Triple Gem: As ...
Refinement of Happiness
Refrain from False Speech
Refrain from Stealing
Roles, Relationships, and Awakening
Second Noble Truth
Simplicity Of Being
Sloth and Torpor and Restlessness
Suffering and Its End
Taking the Problem out of Pain
The Giver, Gift. and Receiver
The Hindrances: Doubt
The Liberating Path
The Peace of Not-Clinging: A Guided Meditation
The Role of Feelings and Emotions in Decision Making
Three Aspects of Concentration and the Simile of the Goldsmith: A Guided Medi...
Triple Gem: As Refuge, Inspiration, and Meditation Practice
What is Right View
What Must Be Known
Working with Hindrances in Meditation: A Guided Meditation Instruction
Mindfulness (Sati in Pali) is a whole-hearted observation of the present moment with a quality of mind free of desire/aversion. It forms the basis for cultivating all the Awakening Factors.
The Seven Factors of Awakening