Shaila Catherine - Focused & Fearless

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Shaila Catherine - Focused & Fearless

Postby salmon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:42 am

Hi all,

I chanced upon a very brief review about this Western Buddhist author and her new book. I've tried searching the Buddhist forums I know of but have come up with nought. Wondering if anyone here has read her book before? Or attended her retreats? I'm curious to see how she managed to simplify explanation and teachings (in the case of the book F&F, it's on samathat jhana).

Oh and please, let's not start a war on the pros & cons of samathat jhana. That is besides the point. Thanks!


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Re: Shaila Catherine - Focused & Fearless

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:24 am

This thread might be of interest to you.

http://www.dhammawheel.com:80/viewtopic ... 4045#p4045

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Shaila Catherine - Focused & Fearless

Postby salmon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:11 am

Oh! Thank you so much!!!!

That's funny...I used "shaila", "shaila catherine", "catherine" in the search window and it yielded no results :shrug:

Thanks again! I'll go use that thread :)
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Re: Shaila Catherine - Focused & Fearless

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:52 am

I don't think the search function works properly. I just use Google:
site:http://dhammawheel.com/ shaila
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ah ... =firefox-a

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