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Shaila Catherine

Shaila Catherine is the founder of Bodhi Courses, an online Dhamma classroom, and Insight Meditation South Bay, a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley. She has authored three books on meditation, concentration, and insight—Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity, and Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana and Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind. She began practicing meditation in 1980 and has dedicated more than nine years to silent retreats. Shaila has taught meditation internationally since 1996 with emphasis on deep samadhi, jhāna, and the path of liberating insight.

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