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Her writing is very clear and a joy to read.
Although Focused and Fearless is a guide to jhana practice, I highly recommend it for meditators from all backgrounds and levels of experience.
It will surely be one of my reference books, one that I go back to over and over for help and further understanding.
I have read several books on Buddhist meditation including many of the books available on the jhana practices. This is by far the best book on the subject I have read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alan McAllister
Shaila Catherine is among the very best qualified meditation teachers in the U.S.Published 9 months ago by M. Pimentel
This book does a super job of providing explicit guidance on exactly how to meditate using a concentration-style practice while always reminding the reader to look beyond the good... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JD
After reading this book the light just came on. This work will take you to places that many of us typically won't look for, and so we never realize we need it until its there. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jason Andrews
One of the best book on shamatha that I have read so far, in the sense that it balances well practical instructions with an evaluation of scriptural sources and Abhidharma theory... Read morePublished 12 months ago by LG
This book excels in two key areas, whereas many only succeed in one. Focused and Fearless not only contains an exhaustive and detailed analysis of concentration meditation (as well... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Robert A. Roman
Shaila Catherine's "Focused and Fearless" was a centrally important book in the development of my understanding and practice of meditation starting back in 2010 when I first read... Read morePublished 16 months ago by J French
A clear, concise step by step guide to preparing for and achieving jhana. This is not easy not matter how well written the book, but this book helps you understand what's involved,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by John D. Nachtrieb