Financial Support

Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support self-identified people of color, members of marginalized groups (queer people, transgender people, and  people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible). 

These spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. In order for this support to be available, we rely on those who can afford to pay the full price to do so.

Find out if spots are available by clicking REGISTER NOW on the event you are interested in.

In the event that these spots have been claimed and you’re interested in attending please email support@insightla.org to be added to the financial support waitlist.

In addition, we offer Payment Plans in a variety of amounts and durations (ie: If the class is $100 you can make 2 monthly payments of $50 or 4 monthly payments of $25). For payment plan requests, please email support@insightla.org

Safety 

We work 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.

Cancellation & Refunds

We reserve 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. If you cancel, we apply a 5% credit processing fee and the refunded amounts are listed below:

Drop-in Classes 

>24 hours – 95% Refund

<24 hours – No Refunds

Class Series

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – 95% Refund 

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

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Refund and Event Policies

Concentration is one of the 5 strengths of Buddhist practice (along with faith, energy, mindfulness and wisdom).  Our minds aren’t naturally concentrated.  It takes intention and practice to develop concentration as a habit of mind.  Doing so brings great benefit to our efforts in the world:  when the attention is not scattered our work is more effective, we compete better, our creative capacity broadens and deepens, we listen better and feel more serene in our life.  

Concentration also brings benefits to our spiritual development.  When the mind is concentrated, the negativity of the mind is held at bay–making us serene, tranquil, joyful, and able to see more clearly.  When the mind is concentrated, it is quiet, clear and luminous and can lead to blissful states of consciousness.  

In this retreat we will work on developing concentration, tranquility, joy, and bliss and learn about the 40 different concentration objects that the Buddha taught.

You are welcome to sign up for one day or both days of this retreat.

Schedule PT:
Saturday:
9am Welcome/ Opening meditation
10am Walking meditation
11am Sitting meditation
12pm Lunch/ home duties
2pm Sitting meditation
3pm Walking meditation
4pm Dharma Talk.
5pm optional continued practice for the evening

Sunday:
9am Guided sitting meditation
10am Walking meditation
11am Sitting meditation
12pm Lunch/ home duties
2pm Sitting meditation
3pm Walking meditation
4pm Dharma Talk.
5pm optional continued practice for the evening

In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlies all of our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend any in-person event. Please read the Benedict Canyon location page for notes on parking (there is limited parking and carpooling is strongly encouraged – click Signup to the left). 
Max Capacity: 35
Masks: Optional (all attendees are fully vaccinated). We will mostly be outdoors.

Pricing Options
2 Days (Sat & Sun) $150
1 Day (Sat) $80
1 Day (Sun) $80

Register Now

Financial Support

Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support members of marginalized groups (people of color, queer people, people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible).

These spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. In order for this support to be available, we rely on those who can afford to pay the full price to do so.

In the event that these spots have been claimed and you’re interested in attending please fill out this intake form to apply for financial support or a payment plan.

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