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  • Location Benedict Canyon Retreat House
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Sunday, December 3, 2023
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

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Holiday time can be stressful. Set aside time to practice in a supportive community space, dedicated to care and revitalization.

Join InsightLA teachers for a Saturday half-day retreat and return the heart and mind to balance.

Mindfulness for the Holidays

Year-end work duties, increased travel, familial or financial pressures, and the memory of loss can make the holidays a stressful time for many. 

In this half-day retreat, we’ll come together to bring tenderness and care to the parts of ourselves that are feeling overwhelmed. 

Expect mindfulness and heart-based practices interspersed with dharma talks. We will alternate between periods of sitting and walking meditation. There will be time for discussion and connecting.

Who is this retreat for?

This half-day retreat is suitable for those new to mindfulness and meditation as well as advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome!

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. Attendance is limited to 60 to allow for social distancing.

Donation Based

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

Suggested donation: $35

If you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation so that others may attend in your place. Space is limited.

Eileen Ybarra Teacher

Eileen Ybarra began studying Theravadan Buddhism meditation practice in 2004. Her first meditation teacher was Trudy Goodman. Since 2004, she has also studied with a variety of dharma teachers through the Against the Stream Meditation Society, Insight Meditation Center of Redwood City, Durango Dharma Center, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Her profession is public librarianship,... Read more

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