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  • Location Benedict Canyon Retreat House
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Dates
    • Tuesday, September 5, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PT
    • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PT
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Please join our Young-ish and Middle-ish Adult Sanghas in an exploration of mindfulness of mind-heart (citta). This short series will draw on classical Buddhist teachings and contemporary psychological science; exploring meditative and relational mindfulness practices to support practical, integrated deepening of practice in daily life.  This series is appropriate for both beginning and more experienced meditators.

UPDATE: The teacher will be teaching in-person and is no longer teaching remotely through zoom. You can still join online by clicking on the Zoom link to the left (it will appear after you register). 

Who is this class series for?
The Young-ish Adult Community (20s and 30s) and the Middle-ish Adult Community (born in 1970s and 80s).  All are welcome, regardless of previous mindfulness or meditation experience.  

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 this in-person event. Masks are optional as all attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendance is limited to 35 to allow for social distancing.

Schedule Tuesdays 7-8:30pm:

  • Sept 5
  • Sept 12
  • Sept 19

Donation Based

Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.
Suggested Donation: $75

If you cannot make it, please email to cancel your reservation so that others may attend in your place. Space is limited.


Michael Karakashian, PhD Teacher

Michael joined the InsightLA community in 2014 and has been practicing insight meditation and a commitment to inner self-development since 1998. His initial/primary teacher at that time was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, among others. He has a deep commitment to inner self-development and to bringing practice from the cushion into daily life. Michael’s... Read more

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