calming minds, opening hearts, changing the world

OUR MISSION

CALMING MINDS, OPENING HEARTS, CHANGING THE WORLD

Calming Minds: We offer the highest quality of teachings, rooted in the insight wisdom tradition, and are a global leader in a shift of consciousness and compassion. 

Opening Hearts: We face our complex world with love, serving those on the front lines of suffering and inspiring personal transformation. 

Changing the World: We create an inclusive, diverse and joyful community - a refuge for all. 

ABOUT INSIGHTLA

InsightLA is a meditation center teaching secular mindfulness and Buddhist meditation practices in locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. We offer meditation classes, retreats, and special events in an open and welcoming community. Our outreach program, Insight in Action, brings mindfulness and meditation classes to underserved communities and schools, and to individuals who would otherwise not be exposed to meditation or mindfulness classes. Our retreat center on 17 acres of preserved land in Beverly Hills allows for the development of compassion for the land and the environment.

We hold a firm policy that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. In 2017, 73% of our expenses were covered by revenue from classes, retreats, and special events. The rest of our operating expenses were covered through tax-deductible gifts from our generous donors. We rely on your gifts to be able to continue the life-changing work we do. Together, we can make the world a more compassionate place for our children and all beings.

INSIGHT IN ACTION

OUR INSIGHT IN ACTION SOCIAL OUTREACH PROGRAM

InsightLA currently partners with 10 non-profits to provide meditation training to caregivers and those on the front lines of suffering. Compassion fatigue is a serious problem in the helping professions and the nonprofit sector. When the caregivers, social workers, teachers, and volunteers feel supported and nourished, they are better able to do what they do best: assist those in society who are most in need.

Our highly trained meditation teachers are paid for their important work with non-profits out of funds raised through our ongoing fundraising efforts. During 2017, 40 employees at non-profits throughout Los Angeles were offered meditation classes free of charge through this program. Our goal for 2018 is to offer 100 non-profit employees access to these potentially life-changing meditation training programs.

OUR INSIGHT IN ACTION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Our Insight in Action program includes a scholarship fund. Every day of the week our doors are open to people who are suffering. Many individuals come to us who are not able to pay for our classes, retreats, and special events. Through our Insight in Action Scholarship Fund, we offer partial or full scholarships to our programs based on need. At each class we offer at InsightLA approximately 20% of students are on a full or partial scholarship. We are able to touch these lives through our scholarships program because of our generous donors.