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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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • Date/Time Saturday, January 29, 2022
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT

Refund and Event Policies

In Buddhism, the cultivation of kindness (mettā bhavana) is revered as a practice with many benefits.  One fruit of the practice of mettā is equanimity.  When equanimous, the heart/mind is steady, even, peaceful, and balanced, supple like bamboo that bends rather than breaking or solid, immovable and unshakable like a mountain. The desire for equanimity, whether we know that word or not, is often what draws us to meditation practice and interestingly, increasing equanimity is one of the first benefits that beginners report. 

The Pali word mettā, often translated as “loving-kindness” is evocative of an inner attitude of friendliness, benevolence, goodwill, acceptance and similar flavors of non-romantic love.  In the mettā cultivation practice, we start by generating or inclining the mind to mettā where it’s easy.  I often think of baby goats.  Hard to feel ill-will or aversion toward baby goats.  Notice how you feel when you look at the photo.  Then we can widen the circle to our self, the stranger, the difficult person and eventually all beings everywhere. 

The heart/mind that can direct mettā in equal measure, without discrimination, toward the loved one and the stranger and the enemy, where mettā is a gentle rain or a sunbeam that falls evenly on everyone has a quality of impartiality of mind that is a cornerstone of equanimity.  With this impartiality of mind, the mind, even if just for a moment, is not for or against anything.  There is no struggle, no push and no pull, just resting in ease and contentment.  From that place of resting, we can then move into the world and do what’s needed with greater compassion and wisdom. 

Please join us for a day of practice online or join us in-person at Benedict Canyon Retreat house by clicking here. All are welcome regardless of practice experience.

Pricing Options
Class Fee $80

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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 request financial support.

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

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