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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Refund and Event Policies

We are looking forward to practicing an in-person retreat in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains. With the support of nature and a friendly, peaceful quiet we will care for the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness. 

Guidance will be given for gathering awareness, relaxing the body, opening the heart, and calming the mind. 

The structure of our meditation retreat will include time for sitting and walking or movement meditation, rest, mindful eating, and Dharma talks along with instruction and guidance, time for questions and reflections, short practice discussion meetings with the teachers to support you within the container of a silent retreat.

Retreat practice helps us to deepen our appreciation and gratitude for the mystery of being alive and for the benefits of generosity and kindness to ourselves and others.

Teachers:
Beth Sternlieb
Eric McCullum – Assistant Teaching

Schedule:
Arrival and Checkin 2-4pm
Ends 11am (please be checked out of your cabin by 12pm)

Testimonials:
This was an absolutely wonderful retreat experience. The environment at Big Bear Retreat Center is relaxing and beautiful, with hiking trails and serene natural views everywhere. The vegetarian meals were outstanding…each dish seemed prepared with care and love, and full of flavor. The staff was professional yet warm and approachable. I will go back again and again! – Anne P.

The natural beauty of Big Bear Retreat Center offers the perfect space to feel interconnected to all life and to open to the beautiful teachings we experienced this week. The cabins, meditation hall, food, and staff all supported our opportunity to become still and stable, to open our hearts to all of life. Thank you for this beautiful experience. I’ll be back.  Cheryl T

COVID Requirements (read more):
-Proof of full vaccination + boost
-Proof of negative covid PCR test within 3 days prior to arrival (provided rapid test upon arrival and after 48 hours)
-Masks Optional (may require masks indoors for the first 48-72 hours)

Please be sure to check the carpool to join or offer a ride by clicking Sign-Up to the left. Thank you for supporting fellow practitioners.

 

Pricing Options
Early-Bird Single Room Private Bath $2520
Early-Bird Single Room Shared Bath $2100
Early-Bird Double Room $1080
Early-Bird Triple Room $660

Register Now

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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