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.

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:

MBSR, MSC, & MBHC, Mindfulness for Beginners & Special Events

7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Fee-Based Non-Residential Retreats (note: Donations are non-refundable)

>7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Residential Retreats

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $100
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $175
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $300
< 2 weeks – No refund

Residential Retreats with Financial Support:

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $75
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $100
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $200
< 2 weeks – No refund

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Refund and Event Policies

Time in retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of our life, to listen deeply to our body, heart and mind.

A retreat provides an opportunity and a caring container, deepening our meditation practice. The mindfulness practice on retreats is often accompanied and complemented by training in loving-kindness meditation.

Most of the retreat is held in silence, with periods of sitting and walking meditation There are teaching talks, guided meditations, and time for questions and answers. Three healthy vegetarian meals are provided for participants and dietary restrictions are accommodated to whenever possible.

Retreatants are encouraged to practice mindfulness in a continuous way, staying with their own present experience as it unfolds, moment to moment. In this silent and mindful environment, awareness sharpens, the body quiets, the mind clears, and space opens for insight and understanding to develop.

By cultivating the power of awareness, clarity and kindness, we discover our path to inner freedom and a peaceful heart for the benefit or our relationship to ourselves, our community and our wider world.

Dana/Generosity: Teacher compensation is not included in the registration fee. There will be an opportunity at the end of retreat to make a donation to the teachers. Thank you for your support! *note: as of June 2023, we will not be accepting cash. Credit cards and checks are accepted. 

Schedule:
Friday
3:00 pm – 5:00pm Arrive and Settle
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm Opening Ceremony

Monday
11:00 am Retreat Ends

COVID Requirements (read more):
-Proof of full vaccination
-Proof of negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival
-Masks: optional (subject to change)

Please be sure to check the carpool to join or offer a ride by clicking Sign-Up to the left. Thank you for supporting fellow practitioners.

Beth Sternlieb

Beth is a Spirit Rock and Insight Mediation Society retreat teacher. She teaches the Dedicated to Dharma program at InsightLA and The Morning Community Sit. You can drop in through InsightLA.org and meet her there Monday – Friday mornings. Beth’s Teachers are Dza Kilung Rinpoche and Joseph Goldstein. Beth has been a co-investigator on several... Read more

Melissa McKay

Melissa began her path of meditation in 1998 with a small group of dedicated practitioners in Oakland, CA with her beloved, though not known, teacher named Barbara Janus who introduced her to the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma. Her first retreat was with Sayadaw U Pandita and the profound changes she saw in... Read more

Pricing Options
Single Room Private Bath $1450
Single Room Shared Bath $1270
Shared Room $850

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.

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