october, 2022

sat22oct9:00 AM12:00 PMBeyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind with author and meditation teacher, Shaila Catherine9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Event Organized By: AABCAP Event Type :Meditation Conducted / InstructedEvent Region:Online


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By understanding how the mind works, you can strengthen focused attention, clear away trivial distractions, organize your priorities, and reduce the destructive forces of craving, aversion, and delusion. – Shaila

In this workshop we will explore a series of traditional Buddhist strategies that are used to overcome distraction in meditation practice and develop clarity in relationships, work, and daily life.

In her latest book, Beyond Distraction, Shaila Catherine offers an accessible approach for training the mind that is guided by the Buddha’s pragmatic instructions on removing distracting thoughts. Following the Buddha’s approach, she will guide us through five steps for overcoming distraction and focusing the mind: replacing, examining, ignoring, investigating, and resolving.

Beyond Distraction will help participants unlock the incredible capacities of the mind to think clearly, reflect deeply, discern what is real, and pay attention to what is actually happening in life. By working with this training, you can develop skills to recognise the nature of your own mind, free yourself from habitual thought patterns, and support others as they overcome obstructive habits.

Whether you’re a beginner who struggles to tame a restless mind, an advanced meditator who strives to deepen concentration and insight, or a clinician seeking methods that will help clients skillfully direct their attention, these techniques to remove distracting thoughts will increase concentration, stability, and clarity in meditation and daily activities.

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(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM