Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shaila Catherine's "Truth" (podcast)

Tricycle Magazine (;; Wisdom Quarterly
Shaila Catherine, an American student of Pa Auk Sayadaw, has been practicing meditation since 1980, with seven years of accumulated silent retreat experience.

Wisdom Quarterly meditation expert Kalyani vouches for her unequivocally, so we follow suit due to her accomplishments in meditation and insight with the Sayadaw.

She authored Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana (Wisdom Publications, 2011) to help make this traditional approach to meditative training accessible to Western practitioners.

She also wrote Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity (Wisdom Publications, 2008). She has extensive experience with the practice of metta, including seven months exploring it as a meditation subject on retreat.
While teaching in New Zealand in 2006, she was interviewed for INSIGHTAotera, a publication for New Zealand's insight meditation practitioners and communities.

Catherine has been teaching since 1996 in the USA, India, Israel, and England. She studied at Sharpham College for Buddhist Studies in England and has dedicated several years to studying with masters in India, Nepal, and Thailand.
Her deep love of the Buddha's liberating teachings and long-standing devotion to meditation creates a teaching style of clarity and delight revealing the practical and effective wisdom of the Dharma.

She has recently completed a year-long intensive meditation retreat focusing on the cultivation of concentration (samadhi) and absorption (jhana).


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