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

“Our true nature is the nature of no birth and no death. Only when we touch our true nature can we transcend the fear of non-being, the fear of annihilation”
Thich Nhat Hanh

In this presentation, Drs. Anthony P. Bossis and Charles S. Grob will review the history and findings from psychedelic mystical experience research to relieve the psychological, existential, and spiritual distress associated with cancer or at the end of life. FDA-approved clinical trials have demonstrated safety and efficacy of a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in helping individuals cultivate equanimity, enhance existential and spiritual well-being, and foster a greater acceptance of the dying process with less anxiety. Landmark published scientific findings of reductions in depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and demoralization along with improvements in spiritual well-being will be presented along with implications for palliative and hospice care. Psilocybin is the psychedelic compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Subjective features of a mystical experience include unity, sacredness, transcendence, awe, ineffability, and an enhanced awareness of positive emotions including that of love. 

Psilocybin-generated experiences offer a novel therapeutic approach to promote meaning-making and an openness to the mystery of death.  The phenomenology of psychedelic-generated states of consciousness shares common ground with the wisdom teachings found in Buddhist traditions, notably that of impermanence and the interconnectedness of all beings and phenomena. Other accounts include insights regarding mindfulness, compassion, and equanimity amidst suffering and difficult emotions. Psychedelic treatment does not solely rely on symptom reduction or a drug effect per se, but rather on insights and memories from the unique phenomenology of transpersonal experience that allows the possibility to discover new perspectives regarding the nature of self, death, and consciousness. Implications for the enhanced understanding of religious experience, consciousness studies, and inter-religious dialogue will also be addressed.  Drs. Grob and Bossis are guest editors on a special series on psychedelics for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (SAGE). 

 

Special thanks to Geoffry D. White, Ph.D. for making this event possible.

Pricing Options
Class Fee
$35

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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.

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