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

“We tend not to understand what seeing is. The instant tendency of the mind is to think of what it is seeing—a statue of the Buddha, the floor, a cushion. But the seeing is a different thing. Seeing is a very, very obvious object. Just acknowledge that you are seeing.

Seeing and thinking have similar natures. Just as we want to notice not what we are thinking about, but rather that we are thinking, we want to be able to observe and learn about the process of seeing, in particular in relation to liking, disliking, and ignoring.”
– Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Prerequisite: Completion of a 7+ day retreat with LC.

When our relationship to practice becomes tight, tedious, or filled with tanha (thirst) life can easily fall out of balance. We get caught in liminal phases of indecision, turning towards unskillful coping mechanisms, and we forget our moment-to-moment practice. Fortunately, continuity of awareness in the container of sangha provides a brighter and wiser path to help us in daily life. In this abbreviated retreat format, LC will provide instructions for practice for each day and we will discuss tips, insights, and reports from the field in the evenings. 

Please join us if you are looking to:

  • reinvigorate your practice in daily life 
  • create routine and healthier habits with a greater sense of clear-seeing (cause and effect)
  • improve your relationship with the nature of mind especially as taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
  • receive and give kindness and support from fellow committed sangha members 
  • gain and apply insights with wise intention and attention

Schedule PT:
Saturday
10-11:30 Instruction
11:30-1:00 Meal Break
1:00-1:45 Sitting/Stationary Meditation
1:45 -2:30 Walking/Movement Meditation
2:30-3:15 Sitting/Stationary Meditation
3:15-4:00 Walking/Movement Meditation
4:00-5:30 Dharma Talk and Q&A
5:30-7:30 Meal Break
7:30-8:15 Sitting/Stationary Meditation

Sunday
7:00-7:45am Sitting/Stationary Meditation
7:45-8:30 Walking/Movement Meditation
8:30-9:30 Closing

Testimonials:
“Lien Chi “LC” Tran is one of the most experienced practitioners amongst the new generation of teachers.”
-Jack Kornfield

“LC is a teacher like no other in the west. She is of the Burmese Vietnamese tradition but with her own personal spin on Meditation. She is one of the most generous teachers of the dharma I have encountered. She is driven by immense faith to share and pass the wisdom of the teachings to others. Her personal experiences that are shared are an impeccable reminder of the universal nature of suffering and the path to freedom. I feel very blessed to have had this retreat and the karma momentum that it has brought me and my family.”

“My retreats with LC have been nothing short of mind-altering. Her refreshing, more simple approach to meditation and mindfulness is very direct, real, and grounded, and her level of genuine kindness and humility is admirable. I’ve been practicing meditation for years, and her approach was like a bright light illuminating a path that was there the whole time but wasn’t clear until now.”

“LC’s level of practice was mind-blowing. Her extremely practical and experience based teachings stood in stark contrast to many other teachers I have studied with in the past.”

“Practicing with LC is like receiving a gift of skillful practices and embodied teachings alive with love and generosity. She naturally inspires and nourishes our heartful sangha. But don’t take my word for it. Please come see for yourself.”

“LC truly embodies the teachings and is an inspiration to study with. LC is so charming and sweet. Her smile is priceless. I loved how she shared so much of her personal life and emphasized the simplicity of and importance of practice. Together they have helped me tap into the essence of who I really am and have inspired me more than I ever expected to deepen my own practice as I prepare to share the practice of mindfulness with others. I highly recommend her to any and everyone!”

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To deepen your practice, register for this retreat monthly on: 
Feb 12
April 2
May 28
June 11
July 16
Sept 24
Oct 15
Nov 19
Dec 3

 

Pricing Options
Class Fee $99

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.

You’ll see the financial support options after clicking the Register Now button.

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

For payment plan requests, please email support@insightla.org.

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