Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
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 authored three books on concentration and insight—Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity, 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 been teaching meditation internationally since 1996.