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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.

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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

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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.

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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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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • Date Starts Friday, April 1, 2022
    Ends Thursday, April 7, 2022

    6 nights

Refund and Event Policies

Please note this retreat meets the requirements for participants in Jack Kornfield + Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program through Sounds True. Please read the Criteria for MMTCP Retreat Attendance Requirements.

Mindfulness is a powerful tool when applied thoughtfully in meditation and in daily life. In the wider scope of the Buddha’s teachings, however, it is just one support for the cultivation of liberation and freedom from suffering, which is found within a larger path known as the noble eightfold path.

In this retreat we’ll dig a little deeper and explore the path factors of wise understanding, wise view, wise speech, wise action, wise livelihood, wise effort, wise mindfulness and wise concentration and what it looks like to cultivate the path of freedom and liberation as a modern-day householder, both in meditation, and off the cushion in daily life.

During this six day online retreat, we will learn to slow down and attune to the fresh simplicity of our present moment experience, rest in stillness, and connect with the heart’s inner capacity for healing and freedom.

Together we will explore some of the supports for presence: letting go of distraction, the deliberate cultivation of simplicity and contentment, and a renewed sense of connection with our own bodies, hearts, and minds in community. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change and grow in awareness, love, and wisdom.

The structure of this online Insight meditation retreat includes two guided meditations, time for sitting and walking meditation periods in the communal virtual meditation hall, rest, mindful eating instruction, Dharma talks, and small group practice discussion meetings with the teachers. This format offers the dedicated practice time of a residential retreat while encouraging integrating the Dharma into our daily lives.

Schedule (PT):
Day 1
8:45 – 10:45 AM Opening Session 
10:45 – 11:30 AM Walking/Movement Meditation 
11:30 – 12 PM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
12:00 – 1:30 PM Meal Break
1:30 – 2:15 PM Dharma Talk
2:15 – 2:45 PM Walking/Movement Meditation 
2:45 – 3:30 PM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
3:30 – 4:00 PM Walking/Movement Meditation
4:00 – 4:45 PM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
4:45 – 5:15 PM Walking/Movement Meditation
5:15 – 6:00 PM Brahmavihara Practice
6:00 PM Rest or Further Practice

Days 2-6
7 – 7:45 AM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
7:45 – 8:45 AM Meal Break
8:45 – 9:30 AM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation (Sitting, Reclined) with Instructions & Announcements
9:30 – 10:00 AM Walking/Movement Meditation or 9:45-10:45am Group Meeting (when assigned)
10:00 – 10:45 AM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
10:45 – 11:15 AM Walking/Movement Meditation or 11:15-12:15pm Group Meeting (when assigned)
11:15 – 12:00 PM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
12:00 – 12:30 PM Walking/Movement Meditation
12:00 – 1:30 PM Meal Break
1:30 – 2:15 PM Dharma Talk
2:15 – 2:45 PM Walking/Movement Meditation or 2:15-3:15pm Group Meeting (when assigned)
2:45 – 3:30 PM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
3:30 – 4:00 PM Walking/Movement Meditation
4:00 – 4:45 PM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation or 4:00-5:00pm Group Meeting (when assigned)
4:45 – 5:15 PM Walking/Movement Meditation
5:15 – 6:00 PM Brahmavihara Practice
6:00 PM Rest or Further Practice

Day 7
7 – 7:45 AM Silent Sitting/Stationary Meditation
7:45 – 9:45 AM Closing Session
*All are strongly encouraged to attend as much of this retreat as your schedule allows with emphasis on the bolded sessions. Each retreatant will attend two group meetings in the week.

Dana/Generosity: There will also be an opportunity to offer Dana for the teachers and center at the end of the retreat. Thank you for your support!

Pricing Options
Class Fee $545

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.

In the event that these spots have been claimed and you’re interested in attending please fill out this intake form to apply for financial support or a payment plan.

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