(4 Tuesday Evenings )
at Santa Monica Meditation Center, (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404)
In the tradition of insight meditation, we cultivate clear seeing along with an open heart for greater freedom and ease. Wisdom without compassion can become too cold, whereas compassion without clear seeing can fall into the “near enemy” of pity and lack discernment. In this class series we will explore the relationship between wisdom and compassion in service of liberation for ourselves and all beings, and learn practices such as forgiveness and self-compassion along with methods for developing and deepening equanimity and wisdom for a balanced perspective. It is said that our Insight practice can be likened to a bird with two wings. We need both the wing of compassion and the wing of wisdom for the bird of awakening to fully take flight. Join us as we explore together this balance and deepen your practice in community. Class will include time for meditation, teachings, discussion and some exercises to take home.
This class is an intermediate mindfulness course that is appropriate for those students with previous meditation experience such as having taken an introductory mindfulness class or a Buddha's Path class previously.
This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.
$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.
Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.
At InsightLA, we’re dedicated to creating a safe and welcome, open and equitable community that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias.
InsightLA works to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all.
Financial assistance or work exchange opportunities may be available for this program. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
InsightLA reserves the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date.