Judge yourself accurately

I would call Metta World Peace an alchemist, except there was nothing magical about the hard work he did to transform his troubles into triumph with the help of therapy, meditation, yoga. He stepped out of where he came from into where he truly wanted... Read more

Keeping Enlightenment

Yesterday I received a message written by one of the world’s great epidemiologists Dr. Larry Brilliant urging us to “please, please consider everything we do in light of how dangerous this pandemic is right now”. He and other public health colleagues ... Read more

Healing Society Through Our Relationships

Have you ever sat in silent meditation, focused on the breath, and wondered, how does this practice help dismantle oppression and make the world an equitable place for all? I know I have. Especially these days of so much loss, infuriation, uncertainty... Read more

Disentangling Desire

“I’m not available for that”, he said. We were sitting in his car outside my apartment, talking about desire. What I wanted, and what he wanted (or in this case didn’t). We’d been dating for a few months, and I could feel the longing in me growing - f... Read more

Listening with the EAR

Perhaps like many of you, I grew up in a family that could have benefited from having an EAR Council to hear grievances, but did not. Our InsightLA family is fortunate to have a group of elders dedicated to listening with empathy and compassion, a... Read more

Learning How to Be Together

When I was seven years old, I started an organization called the California Girls’ Club. The club’s vision was mainly that I would be President of it. I made my best friend Sarah VP, and promptly decided our three other friends had to apply to join. A... Read more

Can this be an inflection point?

One quote that deeply comforted me when I visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was, “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  Inspiring words engra... Read more

Metta Prayers

This is a dynamic list of prayers that will never remain the same.  The prayers continuously change-evolve based on whatever is needed at the moment. I invite you to breath in, soften, marinate, consume, those prayers that feel right for you.  Praye... Read more