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  • Location Santa Monica Meditation Center
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Dates
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM PT
    • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM PT
    • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM PT
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM PT
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM PT
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM PT

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This class is sold out. To be added to the waitlist please email There is still space in Celeste’s next class series Living Dharma: An Exploration of the Buddha’s Teachings  starting on Tuesday, November 5th 7:15pm. 

In this class we will explore some of the classic teachings from the Buddha such as the 3 marks of existence- working with the truth of impermanence and change, the understanding of not self, and bringing awareness to stress or unsatisfactoriness in service of waking up to living a more meaningful life. We will also engage with the 5 remembrances and some of the principles of Buddhist psychology such as being a “greed”, “aversive”, or “deluded” personality type, and how to understand ourselves and our lives through the lense of the Dharma for greater freedom and genuine happiness in daily life, a deepening of our insight meditation practice, and understanding of the causes of our stress and struggle as well as the conditions for true and lasting well being.

There will be time for longer meditations, instruction, Dharma talks, small group work and discussion to deepen learning together in community. Recommended for students with a committed meditation practice. 

This class meets 6 Tuesday nights from 7:15-9:15pm beginning September 24th and ending October 29th.


This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.

$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.

Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.

Suggested Donation: $180

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