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We reserve the right to cancel a class or 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.

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  • Location Benedict Canyon Retreat House
  • Experience Levels Experienced, Introductory
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Wednesday, December 27, 2023
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PT
  • Ride Sharing Sign-Up

Refund and Event Policies

Join InsightLA’s west side teachers for a drop-in Benedict Canyon community sit followed by Buddhist teachings and mindful connections. This event takes place in person once monthly on select Wednesday evenings. 

Strengthen your practice and help build our West Side community by joining InsightLA’s west side teachers for this drop-in sit followed by supporting relevant Buddhist practices and teachings. At the end of the session, we’ll leave space for mindful connection and spiritual community.

Expect an experiential meditation, relational practices, community support and sharing, immediately followed by relaxed and wholesome social time. A typical schedule is as follows:

  • 7:15pm Welcome & Guided Meditation
  • 7:55pm Introductions with Prompt
  • 8:05pm Small Group Activity & Sharing
  • 8:45pm End & Optional Socializing 

Who is this event for?
This event is for anyone living or working in and around Benedict Canyon, who would like to deepen their practice in the community of like-minded others. Everyone is welcome, including those who are new to meditation. 

Where is this event located? 
Harmonizing Inner and Outer Nature takes place in person at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. Find directions, parking and accessibility information here. Please read the notes on where to park, and where not to park.

To offer or join a ride share, click Sign-Up to the left. Thank you for supporting fellow practitioners.

COVID-19 Protocol: In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlie our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend in person. Masks are optional as all attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendance is limited to allow for social distancing.

Schedule: Select Wednesdays 7:15-8:45pm:

  • Jan 17th

By Donation:

Although this is a donation-based class, online registration is required.

Suggested Donation: $25 

Eileen Ybarra Teacher

Eileen Ybarra began studying Theravadan Buddhism meditation practice in 2004. Her first meditation teacher was Trudy Goodman. Since 2004, she has also studied with a variety of dharma teachers through the Against the Stream Meditation Society, Insight Meditation Center of Redwood City, Durango Dharma Center, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Her profession is public librarianship,... Read more

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