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

Zen Master Dogen (1250) taught that “Enlightenment is intimacy with all things”. Yet as students of mindfulness, we might consider certain aspects of life to be outside of the bounds of our practice – desire being one of those areas of greatest confusion and taboo. We may have heard teachers speak of desire as dangerous or unwholesome. But as lay practitioners the truth is much more nuanced. As with all things, our work is to come into relationship with desire. Ajahn Sumedho tells us that “desire is the energy of this realm”. So how can we engage with this most potent force? We can cut it off or deny it, in the process cutting off or denying the reality of our human existence, or we can get curious about it and its workings in our life.  “That which is not integrated is exaggerated” said Carl Jung. And we don’t have to look far in our world to see the results of unintegrated desire – both repressed and expressed. What is your desire saying?  

What does it look like to turn towards our desire, be intimate with it and integrate it? We might find that desire is our friend. That it is the foundation of healthy boundaries and a resonant sense of self – even a guide to a fulfillment. We may also find that it contains the seeds of awakening – acting as an agent that destabilize our fixed identities, our ideas of who we “should be”, and revealing who we actually are. Through relationship to it, we become aware of those aspects of mind that distort desire, like fear, comparison, repression and addiction. In this daylong we will explore how to skillfully feel and engage with desire in all its manifestations, tapping into a source of vitality, wisdom and empathy that leads us to greater connection, humanity and aliveness.

This daylong will include periods of meditation, dharma talks, exercises of personal reflection, and group discussion. 

 

 

Pricing Options
Cost
$75

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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 be added to the financial support waitlist.

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