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  • Location Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Monday, March 25, 2024
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PT
  • Ride Sharing Sign-Up

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Join InsightLA’s east side teachers for this weekly drop-in community sit, supporting relevant Buddhist practices and teachings, mindful connection, and spiritual community at Hollywood Forever Cemetery! 

Hollywood Meditation Group

Expect experiential meditation, relational practices, community support and sharing, immediately followed by a relaxed and wholesome social time. Come and build a mindful community with us!

On select Mondays the community sit will take the format of a special class or class series. Please register for these donation-based classes at the links provided below. 

We meet on Mondays 7-8:30pm:

  • January 29th – Eileen Ybarra
  • February 5th – Lisa Kring, LCSW
  • February 12th – Rosamaría Segura
  • February 19th & 26th – Lisa Kring, LCSW
  • March 4th & 11th – Rosamaría Segura
  • March 18th & 25th – Michael Karakashian, PhD

Where is this practice located?

The Hollywood meditation group meets in person at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Please arrive via 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Tell the guard at the front you are there for an InsightLA event. They will show you where to park and meet the group. 

Please read the notes, directions and accessibility information here.   

To offer or join a ride share, please sign up here.

Please note: 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.

By Donation:

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

Suggested donation: $25

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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