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

Join Senior Teacher Melissa McKay for a 2-day plus 1-evening non-residential Vipassana retreat at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. 

The weekend will be spent in silence with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation to cultivate tranquility and clear inner seeing. When we see clearly we shed the negativity and stress of the mind and live more freely.  

This retreat is good for experienced students or beginners that want to learn about intensive retreat practice. You are welcome to participate from early morning until late evening on Saturday or you can opt for an early ending at 5:30pm. 

See schedule below:

Friday:
6-7pm  Introduction and Talk
7-7:45pm Walking meditation
7:45-8:30  Sitting meditation

Saturday:
6-6:45  Sitting meditation (at home – optional)
6:45-8  Breakfast (at home)
8:30-9:30am  Guided meditation at Benedict Canyon Retreat House
9:30-10:30 Walking meditation
10:30-11:30 Sitting meditation
11:30-12  Group questions and discussion
12-1:30pm  Lunch and resting
1:30-2:15 Sitting meditation
2:15-3:15 Walking meditation
3:15-4 Sitting meditation
4-4:30 Tea break
4:30-5:30 Dharma talk
5:30-8:30  Continue practice (optional)

Sunday:
6-6:45  Sitting meditation (at home optional)
6:45-8  Breakfast (at home)
8:30-9:30am  Guided meditation at Benedict Canyon Retreat House
9:30-10:30 Walking meditation
10:30-11:30 Sitting meditation
11:30-12  Group questions and discussion
12-1:30pm  Lunch and resting
1:30-2:15 Sitting meditation
2:15-3:15 Walking meditation
3:15-4 Sitting meditation
4-4:30 Tea break
4:30-5:30 Dharma talk and closing

In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlies all of our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend any in-person event. Please read the Benedict Canyon location page for notes on parking (there is limited parking and carpooling is strongly encouraged – click Signup to the left). 
Max Capacity: 35
Masks: Optional (all attendees are fully vaccinated). 

Pricing Options
Class Fee $185

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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