at East Hollywood Meditation Center, (4300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90029)
“Getting away with it all messed up, That’s called living” - James (band)
People often think of spiritual practice as necessarily inviting that which is “transcendent” or “mystical.” But what about the ordinary stuff? It’s the seemingly “non spiritual” stuff of work, relationships, politics, trauma, emotions, sex, social oppression, media consumption and addiction patterns that most of us are actually grappling with day in and day out.
The Dharma offers a wide array of practices and principles which are deeply relevant and useful to an ordinary human life. In this drop-in class, we will invite you to drop your “spiritual mask” and show up as you really are with the challenges and concerns that populate your real life. In this gentle and non-judgemental class, we will offer some insight into how essential Buddhist practices and principles can help us navigate real-life personal and social content.
This class is a "dana" or donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class is $30 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. InsightLA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
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.
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.